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Consistent yellow crust on belly button area with a scaly skin layer. What could this be?

Hi I had a question about a problem I have been experiencing in the area of my belly button. My belly button for the last year or so has been developing this yellowish crust on a consistent basis which I end up yanking out of that area a multiple times a week. In addition there is a scaly/flaky skin layer that I pull out as well. I often seem to find belly button lint in there sometimes. I am freaking out what could this be??
Asked On : Mon, 8 Oct 2012
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Hi ,

Thanks for writing in.

You may be suffering from insect psoriasis, folliculitis,sinus or fistula formation.

You should apply antibiotic like fusidic acid or mupirocin on the affected skin 2-3 times.

Please visit a good dermatologist or physician for proper examination and treatment with prescription drugs.

Hope this helps.


Answered: Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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