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Red, itchy mark next to belly button since weeks, no improvement with hydrocortisone. Any suggestions?

I have a red itchy mark that looks like a mosquito bite right next to my belly button; it s raised, a singular spot, but it s been there for about two weeks . . . and i m in a cold weather climate so there are no bugs. I ve been putting hydrocortisone on it, but it doesn t appear to be getting any better. Any suggestions?
Asked On : Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hello dear.
That might be a fungal infection. Infections dont respond to hydrocort they infact get more.

I advice you to apply oint clotrimazole twice daily for 15 days.
You can expect results with this .
Feel free to ask any further query.
Wishing you good health.
Thank you
Answered: Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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Dermatologist Dr. Kalpana Pathak's  Response
Going by the description, it could be a prurigo lesion which might have developed due to insect bite or it could simply be a fungal infection. While a prurigo lesion would require a stronger steroid along with oral antiallergic, a fungal infection would require topical antifungal cream.
I would advise you to visit a dermatologist nearby so that a diagnosis based treatment can be offered.
Hope that helps
Answered: Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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