Question by  jweighill (1)

Why is the inside and around my belly button sore?

I have not picked at it. It hurts under the skin and is a bit swollen and very sore.


Answer by  homemom (12)

Sometimes dirt gets trapped in the belly button and causes skin irritation. This irritation can lead to infection. Be sure to keep the area clean and dry. Treat with some anti-bacterial cream and it should heal.


Answer by  djcwoman37 (373)

It may be it is too dry and lacks moisture. If you have had your belly button pierced and it has become infected it will cause it to be sore. Debris can get caught in the belly button causing irritation and it can allow it to become exposed to infection.


Answer by  Valentine62 (2131)

Sometimes if your clothes are too tight across your belly button, this will cause irritation. Wear looser, fitting clothes and place ice on it to take the swelling out. When it begins to itch, put some cortisone on it. It could possibly be a bug bite, repeat the latter directions.


Answer by  kipcat (1964)

If you have lifted something heavy lately, there may be a possibility that you have a hernia. If the condition persists, see a doctor.

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