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i have anal itching have used heameroid creams but they havent

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i have anal itching have used heameroid creams but they havent helped what do you suggest
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

welcome

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Do you have any rash?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I mean a rash in the anal area?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Have you had any problem with hemorrhoids previously?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

please let me know.

Customer:

ihave not had problems with hemorrhoids previously i do have a slight swelling around the anal area

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Itching at the anal can have many causes.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

One cause that is very common is a fungal infection

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Using over-the-counter antifungal creams such as miconazole skin cream can help with the itching.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Also friction and moisture can irritate the sensitive skin in the anal area. This irritation sometimes causes anal itching. Scents, dyes and softening agents in products such as soap and toilet paper may also trigger irritation and anal itching. Overuse of these products often aggravates the problem.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

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Customer:

i have been using baby wipes on the area ihave suffered with thrush in the past

Dr. Shahzad MD :

What is your age and gender?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes a yeast infection seems likely, particularly if you have suffered from it in the past which is why I think using an antifungal cream is not a bad option.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Daktacort is available over-the-counter

Dr. Shahzad MD :

which is what I would use

Customer:

i am female my age is 57

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Ok, so it makes it all the more likely to be a yeast infection since it is more common in females.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

It may not cause any rash to appear on the skin.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I would like that you should try daktacort.

Customer:

thankyou for your help

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You are most welcome
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