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Itching in rectum area. Took medicine for deworming. No change. Medication? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 07-Jun-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor:Good Afternoon
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hi dr.
User:I get itch in my rectum area from time to time. I have had medicine for deworming two times but it appears to be not related
User:Putting an ointment called Shield helps but its very irriatating otherwise
Doctor:Itching in the anal region can be due to various reasons.
User:i am listenng
User:plz go ahead
Doctor:It can be due to the food we eat.
Doctor:Increased spices in the food.
Doctor:It can be due to some skin disorders like psoriasis,
Doctor:or may be due to excessive moisture as in diarrhoea.
Doctor:Are you hearing me?
User:no diarrhoea
User:or skin issue
User:will cut down on spices
Doctor:Do you feel comfortable when washing the area with water?
User:is there a medicine?
User:no it burnswhile washing
Doctor:Burning in the area, shows that there is some loss of the skin covering the area.
User:then what to do
Doctor:You can get Potassium permanganate solution from the pharmacy
User:Do you know of an ointment called shield
User:that helps
User:should i continue using it?
User:how will it heal.
Doctor:Mix it with water in a wide bucket. And then you can sit in it by squatting, so that medicine gets in touch with the area.
User:its been over two months
User:should i not put an ointmet instead?
User:if i have to see a specialist, which should it b
Doctor:Dermatologist would be the right person to prescribe for this condition.
Doctor:Steroid oinments with antifungals can help.
Doctor:Candid-B is one such ointment.
User:any other recommendation
User:should i be eating some pills?
Doctor:Keep the area clean and dry as moisture will cause fungal infection.
Doctor:You have already taken tablet for worms.
Doctor:Keeping it dry and applying the oinment should make you feel better.
Doctor:If it does not get better in 1 week, you may have to consult a dermatologist for the same.
User:how long before i could see a visible difference?
User:ok 1 week it is then,
Doctor:In the mean time, please try to reduce spices in your food, if you are using them.
Doctor:Hope I have been able to clear your concerns.
Doctor:DO you have any other query?
User:yes, thanks
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