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Forum Name: Fungal infections
|tiredofthisalready - Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:11 pm||
I have been suffering with hemorrhoids for the past 6 months now and am wondering if I may have a yeast infection. While I can get the roids to go away with treatment, they always seem to come right back. I have been doing sits baths now for a few weeks and have developed jock itch now as well. I am wondering if this may be some kind of yeast infection that has now spread to the jock area. Could I have had an anal yeast infection this entire time and now it has spread to the jock area?
Once I get the swelling down from the roids, the itching seems to get worse then the swelling comes right back. I don't have any hard lumps like I had the last time I had roids, just swelling and itching with an occasional spot of blood on the toilet paper.
Can I just try a product like Monostat and see if it helps? Would there be any harm in trying?
|Tom Plamondon PA-C - Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:12 pm||
Using powder spray of clotrimazole for groin, testicular, inner gluteal fold/anal area would help with any fungal infection.
Remember to keep the area clean and dry. Treatment takes 2-4 weeks.
Management of hemorrhoids includes sitz baths, hydrocortisone cream, witch hazel preparation, avoiding straining during bowel movements.
If no better with home treatment, consult your family physician.
Hope this helps.
Let us know how things turn out.
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