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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: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 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

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Customer: replied 5 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:  DrRussMD replied 5 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 5 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:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.


Customer: replied 5 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:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.

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

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