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Dr. S. Attili, Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist
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itching around anal opening, and on butt cheeks. itching so

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itching around anal opening, and on butt cheeks. itching so bad that I have actually broke skin, and have slight scabs...I cant seem to leave it alone...in the shower I use shaving cream plastic cap to scratch area...been going on for six months now....dont know what to apply to make it stop itching, so it will heal...I itch it 3-4x daily...
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. S. Attili replied 1 year ago.
Hi. I will do my best to advise. However, please note that this does not substitute an in-person consultation with a doctor.

Is there a rash to see?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.


rash on anal opening - I dont see one


rash on butt cheeks close to anal opening, yes, from me itching it so much and sometimes violently with something besides my fingers.


 


would a photo of the area help? I have not seen a doctor for this, but 5 years ago, had the same problem and the dermatologist made me a small container of some ointment which I applied and it stopped the itching so over a week or so, it healed and the itching stopped.

Expert:  Dr. S. Attili replied 1 year ago.
Yes, please do upload a picture if you can. That would certainly help.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.


how do I attach an image in a reply for you?

Expert:  Dr. S. Attili replied 1 year ago.
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I shall get back once I receive the photos. Hope to hear from you soon.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

photos showing my rear area..I have itched it so much that it is painful to sit sometimes, what can I apply successfully so the itching stops and my skin can heal itself?


 


photo without flashbuttocks photos

Expert:  replied 1 year ago.
Thanks. The photo is not entirely clear but to me looks like a fungal infection. This is best treated with Lamisil cream (available OTC) twice a day for 3 weeks, along with cortisone cream. If it does not clear up in 3 weeks, I usually recommend getting a prescription from the GP for a 3 week course of Terbenafine tablets to be taken as 250mg once daily.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.


before I conclude, did the second photo enforce your original answer of what I should do to take care of my problem area? thank you

Expert:  Dr. S. Attili replied 1 year ago.
I am afraid I did not receive any second photo. Just received one titled 'photo without flash'
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

photo 2

Expert:  Dr. S. Attili replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for this picture which is certainly much clearer and is in keeping with my diagnosis of a fungal infection. So my initial answer still holds true. Best wishes

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