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Suggest remedies for itching and redness near the anus area

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Dr. Rahul Kumar

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Posted on Wed, 21 Sep 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I have some itching and redness near my anus. It was a little worse yesterday but started using medical pads and went for a run today and it felt better. No blood in my stool.
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Fungal infection

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query and photograph.
It is looking like a fungal infection.
I treat such cases with a topical antifungal cream like clotrimazole to be applied twice daily for a month.
It gives good results.
It is safe and effective and usually available over the counter.
Try and let me know the results.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Priyanka G Raj
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Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar 3 minutes later
Is it safe to apply on the anus itself, concerned with the burning, ect?
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 20 hours later
Brief Answer:
Apply directly

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Yes you can apply it directly.
It won't cause burning.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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