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Why is my belly button red and itchy

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For past two days my belly button has been red and itchy.   I do not have any piercings.   What can this be?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 9 years ago.


Red and itchy frequently means a fungal infection. You can wash the area, pat dry, and apply an antifungal cream such as Lotrimin or Lamisil. If it doesn't improve in a few days you may need to see your primary care provider.


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