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I have a rash on my stomach. I thought it might be from a…

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I have a rash...

I have a rash on my stomach. I thought it might be from a bug bite but it had gotten worse. I've never used a forum like this. My daughter just took a picture of it.

Doctor's Assistant: How long has this been bothering you? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?

No vomiting or nausea. I was in a work meeting yesterday and noticed it. It felt like a mosquito bite but I was inside.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I had laparoscopic surgery for a femoral hernia about 4 years ago without any complications. The area where the inflammation started is in my belly button.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago

Please post the picture.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Hopefully this goes through
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago

Thanks. I am reviewing it.

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago

Do you have diabetes?

Is this painful, tender, warm?

Are you feverish?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I don't have diabetes. It's itchy and tender. Almost a burning feeling. Maybe a little warm but not noticeably different from surrounding areas.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
oh, and not feverish.
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago

This is likely to be belly button infection, which has inflamed the surrounding skin.

You may apply Neosporin cream in belly button and on the rash.

But you may need oral antibiotic, so consulting your primary care physician tomorrow would be recommended.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Ok, since PCP will be out tomorrow (Sunday) should I go to an urgent care?
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago

Yes, please go to urgent care for the evaluation and prescription of antibiotic.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Sorry, something I left out. You can't see in the pic but it kind of looks like there is a pimple in my belly button. Does that provide further support for a belly button infection? I think this is my last question, I appreciate your help.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Or a cut, and it feels hard, like a cyst
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago

Yes, that may further indicate the belly button infection. It started around it and spreading around it; so all these point to belly button infection.

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago

Infections of the belly button are not uncommon due to its folds.

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