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    What causes itching in the anus?

Posted on Wed, 12 Jul 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Past 4 days I have lot of Itching around and near the Anus.

Background: I went trough a Laser surgery for Fistula in Ano (11' o Clock) last month on 26th and there has been regular secretions from Wound.

Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Itching not related to medicines you are taking

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic
I have gone through your complaints.
Itching is due to the irritation caused by the secretions along with persistent moisture in the perianal area.
It is not related to the medicines you are taking.
Linezolid doesn't lead to perianal itching.
If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to continue with sitz bath and antibiotic linezolid.
Besides this take antihistaminic like tablet Levocetrizine 5 mg twice daily and apply a mild steroid antifungal combination cream to subside the inflammation.
You can apply clotrimazole and beclomethasone combination cream in the itchy areas twice daily for 7-10 days.
This should relieve your itching.
Dr Asmeet
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Appreciate your quick reply.
Could you please let me know some brand name of medicines you suggested. It will help me buy from pharmacy. Thank you
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Teczine or levosiz tab; candid B or zydip C cream

Detailed Answer:
You can take tablet teczine or levosiz 5 mg twice daily and apply candid B or Zydip C cream on the perianal area.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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