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My skin tender n red around belly button,but belly button is fine?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
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In brief: Irritation/infection

The redness signifies either irritation or infection.
The former could be from allergy to clothing. If the area is itchy try applying a cortisone type ointment. If the reddened area burns or feels warm,apply antibacterial ointment like neosporin. If redness spreads, see your physician as oral antibiotics may be needed.

In brief: Irritation/infection

The redness signifies either irritation or infection.
The former could be from allergy to clothing. If the area is itchy try applying a cortisone type ointment. If the reddened area burns or feels warm,apply antibacterial ointment like neosporin. If redness spreads, see your physician as oral antibiotics may be needed.
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