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Can I apply Bacitracin ointment around the anal region for burning sensation due to fequent defecation?

I m having very mucous abundant stools for the last 2 days, today it is very very painful, I believe from frequency of the acidic, mucous stool. Its come to the point that I m in a lot of BURNING pain when trying to pass and its about 15 minutes of pain that is VERY VERY painful. I want to know if its Okay to put a little bacitracin ointment on the skin of my anus to heal it a little.
Fri, 26 Jul 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,

I read carefully your query and understand your concern.

The symptoms seem to be related to irritation of the anal area due to the mucous stools.

I suggest using Calamine lotion for local application.

Bacitracin is an antibiotic cream and it I used only in case of a bacterial infection.

I also suggest using daily probiotics.

I recommend to drink liquids and eat a fiber rich diet.

Hope my answer was helpful.

If you have further queries feel free to contact me again.

Kind regards!

Dr.Dorina Gurabardhi
General &Family Physician
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