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Why is my belly button itchy inside?

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Why is my belly button itchy inside?

Hello,

I'm so sorry to hear of your discomfort. To assist you with your question, I need a little more information
- Have you noticed any discharge through belly button?
- Do you have associated pain or swelling?
- Do you have any other medical issue?
- How long has this been going on for?

Kind Regards,

Dr. Robert

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I think I noticed a little water-like discharge last Sunday , a week ago, then it took couple days to dry. Now these past couple days it has itchy feeling and it' red a little inside.

Thanks for providing the additional information.

Usually such discharge along with itching is caused by a fungal or bacterial infection.

Also most belly button discharges is almost a fungal/ yeast infection.

Firstly you should clean the area by gently turning it inside out or using a q tip with soap and water or hydrogen peroxide. Then you need to use anti-fungal treatment (like the ones for athlete's foot) for eg. Tinactin 2-3 times daily to the belly button.

This will cure the symptoms. If symptoms doesn't improve in next 3 days with above tips, then it can be bacterial infection, and you may need prescription antibiotics.

Thank you

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