Why do belly buttons itch?

The belly button. Can become warm and moist (for innies) - this is a perfect environment for a fungal infection. This is just one possibility.

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...