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Could excessive gas and anal itching be related? I get sores.

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Could my excessive gas and anal itching be related? I get sores?? Or cracks on the anus that itch like hell! I eat better than 99% of the population, a lot of raw organic veggies etc. Alcohol aggravates the situation tremendously.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 4 years ago.

Have 3 to 5 stool samples sent for parasites.
Giardia can cause all of these symptoms.
Stop the raw veggies to a degree and eat more steamed for 2 minutes
Too much insoluble fiber can be irritating.
Stop alcohol.
Make sure the stool is checked for hidden blood.
Good luck

Let me know if you have further questions, details or need clarification, just use reply.......

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I have seen several doctors over the last 15 years about this. I have been told I have a yeast infection, and meds help for a short period of time. I have been self-medicating for candida olive leaf extract etc, and that seems to help. I prefer not to use meds if at all possible. Last doctor told me to use Lamisil on anus.

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 4 years ago.

Lamisil is a wide spectrum anti-fungal and is appropriate.

Some candida species are only responsive to Nystatin orally... Your doctor could do a stool culture on this.

Oral nystatin is not absorbed.

Good luck

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

If I wanted to see a doctor about the gas and anal itching. Is there a specialist who would cover both of those areas?

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 4 years ago.


Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I have been prescribed Fluocinonide... I forgot if my doctor told me to use that on my anus or not?

Thanks for your help.

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 4 years ago.

It is a steroid
Do not use it without the anti-fungal
Good luck

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