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Bright red rash like ring around the belly button, doesnt itch

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its very red and round a little inside the belly button, and drying around the edge
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  D. Baron, MD replied 9 years ago.

That sounds like a fungal infection commonly known as ringworm. It can be treated with an antifungal medication like Lotrimin or Tinactin. It usually takes a week to 10 days of treatment. It is contagious until about 2 or 3 days after starting treatment.

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