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Hives? Rash? It keeps spreading it starts as a red area then a welt appears and it itches and burns/stings on legs arms lower back and lower abdomen

Hives? Rash? It keeps spreading it starts as a red area then a welt appears and it itches and burns/stings on legs arms lower  back and lower abdomen

Hive & rash: you have urticaria or allergic dermatitis, it is best if you see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment, at the mean time try an antihistamine such as Zyrtec or Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) hydrocortisone cream, but you need to find out what you are allergic to. Good luck ...Read more

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Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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What does it mean if your belly button itches?

What does it mean if your belly button itches?

Unsure: The navel may itch due to yeast infection, contact dermatitis (soaps, lotions or piercings), eczema, hives, and stretching of skin during pregnancy. Bacterial infection is another possible cause. Some people may experience itching with an umbilical hernia. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your belly button itchs?

What does it mean when your belly button itchs?

Navel infection.: The navel may itch due to yeast infection, contact dermatitis (soaps, lotions or piercings), eczema, hives, and stretching of skin during pregnancy. Bacterial infection is another possible cause. Some people may experience itching with an umbilical hernia. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your belly button is red inside and itches?

What does it mean if your belly button is red inside and itches?

Uncertain: The navel may itch due to yeast infection, contact dermatitis (soaps, lotions or piercings), eczema, hives, and stretching of skin during pregnancy. Bacterial infection is another possible cause. Some people may experience itching with an umbilical hernia. ...Read more

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If your belly button itches does it mean its infected?

If your belly button itches does it mean its infected?

Not always: The navel may itch due to yeast infection, contact dermatitis (soaps, lotions or piercings), eczema, hives, and stretching of skin during pregnancy. Bacterial infection is another possible cause. Some people may experience itching with an umbilical hernia. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my belly button itches too much female 18 yrs old?

Irritation: Could be dry irritated skin in there.Try some cortisone cream 3-4 times per day and see if it helps.Some irritant may have gotten in there. ...Read more

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Around my belly button itches and now theres clear sticky stuff coming from it?

Around my belly button itches and now theres clear sticky stuff coming from it?

Get it checked.: Causes of navel discharge include abnormalities of the uracha (cyst, sinus or patent uracha), complications from past laparoscopic surgery, umbilical abscess ; recurrent folliculitis. More superficial fungal (such as yeast) and bacterial infections can occur. The navel may itch due to yeast infection, contact dermatitis (soaps, lotions or piercings), eczema, hives, and pregnancy. ...Read more

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My wife has an itchy irritation in her belly button that began on february 13 2013. It itches. What could it be and how do we treat it?

My wife has an itchy irritation in her belly button that began on february 13 2013. It itches. What could it be and how do we treat it?

Need more info: Common causes would include irritant or allergic problems to skin care products used on the skin. Questions to ask her are: has she changed skin care products recently such as moisture creams, soaps, etc. Has she had problems like this before? Does she have dry skin issues. Try some otc Hydrocortisone 1-2 weeks and if no help or especially if worsens, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a weird rash below my belly button right at the waste line. It's maybe about an inch in diameter. Somedays it itches other days its fine?

I have a weird rash below my belly button right at the waste line. It's maybe about an inch in diameter. Somedays it itches other days its fine?

Contact Dermatitis: This sort of situation is often the result of contact with nickel metal from the back of the clasp on your pants. It will continue to bother you until you change to pants without exposed inner metal clasps and/or use thick shirts to completely block contact of your skin with the offending metal. Cortisones will help but are not a long term answer. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more