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My belly button is itchy and red and sometimes wet and sometimes crusty. I don't have a piercing and shower regularly.?
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Relax...
...It's probably not a hygiene problem; but it could be a superficial bacterial or fungal infection, the vast majority of which have nothing to do with bathing (or lack of it).
The belly button is also a classic site for psoriasis, and certain kinds of eczemas. See a dermatologist and get a specific diagnosis.

In brief: Relax...
...It's probably not a hygiene problem; but it could be a superficial bacterial or fungal infection, the vast majority of which have nothing to do with bathing (or lack of it).
The belly button is also a classic site for psoriasis, and certain kinds of eczemas. See a dermatologist and get a specific diagnosis.
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Itchy, red belly
One of the common causes of an itchy, red, oozy belly button is seborrheic dermatitis--irritation of the skin from sweat and natural oils.
You can test this out by treating it with otc 1% hydrocortisone, which should improve it in a few days. If it still persists, you'll have to consider more rare conditions like a connection through the belly button to the abdominal cavity which is leaking.

In brief: Itchy, red belly
One of the common causes of an itchy, red, oozy belly button is seborrheic dermatitis--irritation of the skin from sweat and natural oils.
You can test this out by treating it with otc 1% hydrocortisone, which should improve it in a few days. If it still persists, you'll have to consider more rare conditions like a connection through the belly button to the abdominal cavity which is leaking.
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
In brief: Belly button rash
If you have an "inny" belly button, they do not air out well.
As a result, it is possible to develop irritation or an infection. You can try using alcohol to gently clean it and help dry it out. A blow dryer might help to dry it out as well. If the oozing continues after cleaning it with alcohol and drying it out try otc cortisone, if this does not help see your doctor for a proper treatment.

In brief: Belly button rash
If you have an "inny" belly button, they do not air out well.
As a result, it is possible to develop irritation or an infection. You can try using alcohol to gently clean it and help dry it out. A blow dryer might help to dry it out as well. If the oozing continues after cleaning it with alcohol and drying it out try otc cortisone, if this does not help see your doctor for a proper treatment.
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