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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics
Question: Anal Itch
|DG55 - Thu May 19, 2005 7:01 pm|
I've recently had itching around the anal area. It seemed to randomly jump on me, and I was wondering what could be the cause. The whole area right down the middle of the actual 'crack' (pardon the expression) is red, but not dry; pretty regular.
The only thing that could (?) be related is a recent case of what I believed to be jock itch, it was solved with an anti fungal cream, so I assume that it was jock itch!
What could be the cause of this? Could it be jock itch? If so, how can I treat it, with an anti fungal cream?
What other things could it relate to, and are there any creams that I should try etc.
|Dr. S. Adhikari - Fri May 20, 2005 1:16 pm|
Chew a single tablet of Albendazole (400 mg) and let me know if there is any improvement.
|Lisa K, RN - Fri May 20, 2005 11:01 pm|
So the itching isn't to your anus, but actually to the crack between your butt cheeks? If so, do you sweat a fair bit? People DO sweat between their butt cheeks....and it's possible you could have gotten a yeast or fungal infection there? Why don't you try putting some of the anti-fungal cream in the crack for as long as it's recommended for use with jock itch and see if that helps. Are you sure the skin is intact there? (meaning: no sores, raw areas) If it's not intact, I'd seriously not try anything yourself but see your doctor to have the area properly examined.
|DG55 - Mon May 23, 2005 1:53 pm|
Thanks for the replies.
I also wondered, what kind of difference high-water intake would make on the stool? (compared to an almost nil water intake).
I have an averagely fibreous diet, and take a fibre suppliment once on a day that I have had nil fibre intake.
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