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Yeast Infection In Belly Button : Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

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Yeast Infection In Belly Button

Yeast infection in belly button is a common fungal infection that affects the navel and the area around it, caused by the candida yeast fungus. Typical symptoms include red or crusty belly button, itchy rash on the navel with or without a belly button discharge. If there’s a belly button discharge, it is usually has a thick, white appearance, with or without odor. Belly button pain or soreness are less common, although they may occur as well in some cases.

A key part of the belly button yeast infection treatment is to clearly confirm the cause, since each cause may require a completely different treatment. Belly button infections can be caused by different medical conditions, such as bacterial infections.

For this reason, if you have had a belly button infection for more than a week, we highly recommend that you should get tested by your doctor.

In This Guide

Yeast Infection Belly Button Treatment

Yeast Infection Symptoms Potential Cause Treatment
Yeast infection in belly button.
No other symptoms or areas are affected.
Local issue in the belly button. Antifungal creams.
Yeast infection in belly button.
Other yeast infection symptoms may be present.
Systemic candida overgrowth. Candida overgrowth treatment.
Antifungal creams.

A common mistake when treating belly button yeast infection is to only treat the belly button using topical creams. Very often, yeast infection in belly button is caused by an excess overgrowth of candida and yeast in the body. In this case, there are usually additional symptoms in different areas in the body. Vaginal yeast infections, male yeast infections, skin issues, fungal infections in nails, feet fungus, digestive issues, mood swings are common examples.

To see the complete list of candida yeast overgrowth symptoms: candida overgrowth symptom checker.

Yeast Infection Creams For Belly Button Infections

Topical antifungal creams are often prescribed for belly button yeast infections, although they do not always work. The reason is simple. In many cases, the itchy belly button is already irritated. Applying a cream on the infection, even a natural one, can cause more irritation.

Ozonated olive oil  is one of the best natural remedies for the belly button yeast infection treatment that is also backed up by science as effective and safe. Unlike many antifungal creams that can cause more irritation, Ozonated olive oil has a unique ability to reduce the yeast infection infection on one hand, while helping to soothe skin irritation and accelerate wound healing at the same time.

Many human studies that compared Ozonated olive oil to prescription antifungal creams, suggested it as a safe and effective natural alternative to these drugs. Gentle enough for sensitive delicate areas such as vaginal yeast infections (1), gum infections (2) and oral infections (3), yet a very potent antifungal and effective for fungal and yeast infections.

  • To use Ozonated olive oil: apply it after shower before bedtime for a few days, and see if it helps.

belly button yeast infection treatment

Identify Yeast Infection In The Belly Button

Common belly button infection symptoms may include:

  • Red or crusty belly button.
  • Swelling.
  • Itchy rash on the navel.
  • Rash around belly button.
  • Belly button discharge, thick, white.
  • Usually mild or no odor.
  • Tenderness.
  • Belly button pain or soreness are less common, although they may be present as well.

How To Clean Belly Button

Sometimes the cause of yeast infection in belly button is simply a matter personal hygiene. The belly button area is not the easier area to clean. As such, it may not always get proper attention during shower. The structure of the belly button makes it easier for dirt, fungus and bacteria to accumulate. This may promote an environment that may be ideal for the growth of candida yeast.

Cleaning the belly button properly may be enough to resolve the infection in these cases:

  1. Wash carefully the entire area during shower.
  2. If the area is irritated, do not use harsh soup or other skin care products.
  3. Dry the entire belly button using a clean paper towel.
  4. If the belly button is dry or irritated, apply a thin layer of Ozonated olive oil .

Belly Button And Other Areas Are Affected

When the yeast infection affects multiple areas in the body, this usually indicates of a candida yeast overgrowth problem in the body. The treatment in this case typically includes dietary changes in order to help the body balance the candida yeast overgrowth internally. Anti-candida supplements may also used to help the body to naturally balance the infection.

Candida Yeast Overgrowth Plan

Candida Diet:
  • Avoid foods that overfeed candida or weaken your immune system.
  • Eat foods & remedies that help your body to naturally balance the overgrowth.
  • Digestive enzymes to help with the transition to the candida diet.
Candida Supplements
  • Colon Cleanse removes accumulated waste buildup and other toxins the can feed candida yeast.
  • Probiotics populate the gut with good bacteria that are effective against candida.
  • Enzymes improve digestion, nutrients uptake from foods you eat; break down candida cell wall biofilm.
  • Vitamins & Minerals needed to repair infection damage, avoid nutritional deficiencies.
  • Antifungals eliminate candida yeasts in more severe or stubborn cases of candida overgrowth.

To see the complete plan: Candida cleanse.

When To See Your Doctor

We highly recommend that you should see your doctor if any of these apply to you:

  • You are unsure what is the cause of the belly button infection.
  • You have had a belly button infection for more than a week.
  • Belly button cyst.
  • Foul smelling even after cleaning.
  • You are in pain.
  • The belly button infection occurred after a procedure done in the area, such as after piercing, surgery, liposuction.