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I just noticed I have anal redness on the outside and it itches.

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I just noticed I have anal redness on the outside and it itches. Never had this so have no idea what caused it. How do I fix this?

Dr. Saha :

Hello,

Dr. Saha :

Welcome to Just Answer.

Dr. Saha :

Do you have any discharge from anus?

Customer:

no

Dr. Saha :

How is your bowel habit?

Customer:

not bad but sometimes constipated and have to strain . I do have some bad hemrohoids.

Dr. Saha :

When did it start?

Customer:

I was on vacation when the itching started but I just ignored it for the most. I was thinking maybe it was from different toilet paper usage.

Dr. Saha :

Did you apply any medicine?

Customer:

Only just now. I just put on some neosporine and desitine ointment (used for diaper rash) It was still itching is why I also applied the desitine on top of the other. I started by cleaning the area with medicated wipes but just now. I've done nothing until just now because I just noticed the redness there.

Dr. Saha :

The redness with itching can be due to a few causes.

Dr. Saha :

There can be a fungal infection.

Dr. Saha :

Allergy or dermatitis can be be there.

Dr. Saha :

In some cases it can be due to a worm infestation like pinworm.

Dr. Saha :

You can apply antifungal cream like clotrimazole.

Dr. Saha :

Hydrocortisone cream can be added.

Dr. Saha :

If you do not find any improvement, please get an examination by doctor.

Dr. Saha :

Avoid any irritation, colored tissue paper or soap in that area.


Dr. Saha :

Wash it with plain water after using toilet.

Dr. Saha :

Moist tissue paper should be used instead of dry ones.

Dr. Saha :
My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

If there’s anything else I can do, let me know

 

Customer:

Can I get those medications over the counter? Is this anything I need to be concerned with if having sex?

Dr. Saha :

You can get those over the counter.

Dr. Saha :

I would advise to avoid sex till you see improvement.

Customer:

Do you know if these medications work fast and is one better than the other for best, XXXXX XXXXX?

Dr. Saha :

Those usually work fast.

Dr. Saha :

Combination of them would work better.

Dr. Saha :

If you have any further query, please feel free to ask.

Customer:

Thank you. You have been a tremendous help and set my mind to rest. I'm always peranoid its something serious! I will get the creams and get a drs checkup.

Dr. Saha :
You are always welcome.
Dr. Saha :

it’s been a pleasure working with you

Customer:

I will be recommending this site to others! Thanks again! Bye.

Dr. Saha :

If you are satisfied, please leave an excellent rating..

Dr. Saha :

Best wishes.

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