Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
148 Doctors are Online

What does itching and burning in the rectal area indicate?

User rating for this question
Excellent
Answered by

Gastroenterologist
Practicing since : 2001
Answered : 492 Questions
Question
I am 60 year old female and experiencing itching and burning in the rectal area . I have no bleeding thoug What could it be? This has been going on for about a year
Posted Sun, 16 Feb 2014 in Digestion and Bowels
 
 
Answered by Dr. Abhijit Deshmukh 2 hours later
Brief Answer: HI Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you for the query. The possibilities are development of fungal infection in perianal area or worm infestations. Can apply clotirmazole (candid ) cream thrice a day for 7 days and see how you feel. It is usually available over the counter. Also can take a deworming tablet like albendazole 400 mg single dose which is also usually available over the counter. Also in addition can take isapgula husk ( fibre supplement ) to keep your stools soft. Worthwhile getting your thyroid rechecked if you are feeling constipated. If still symptoms persist then need to see a gastroenterologist. Hope this answers your query. Best wishes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Follow-up: What does itching and burning in the rectal area indicate? 15 hours later
Dr. Deshmukh- Thank you so so much for the information. It is an emarraing question but I couldn't take the discomfort anymore. Can I take both at the same time? Or try one then the other. What could have caused this? Any way to stop it? Foods I am eating or soaps I use? Worms that is so embarrassing. Hopefully it is just a fungal infection. You have been so helpful and I feel a bit relived now that I have an answer. Rose
 
 
Answered by Dr. Abhijit Deshmukh 14 hours later
Brief Answer: hi Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you for the query. Can take all the medications at the same time. Usually mild fungal infection or worms are known to cause itching. Keep that area clean dry and free of sweat if possible. Unlikely food can cause it, except unhygienic food and water can cause worm infection. Need not worry Best wishes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Drug/Medication

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Gastroenterologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor