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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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How to treat itchy anus?

Ok so I have a question. After I use the restroom, between my butt cheeks and closer to my butt hole tends to be rly itchy. Sometimes it's itchy just randomly. I think I have itched a spot raw and there's a bump in that spot on my left inner butt cheek. I also have like lines in between my cheeks. What does all of this mean or indicate?
Thu, 29 May 2014
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Dermatologist 's  Response

You seem to have pruritus ani and intergluteal intertrigo. You consult nearby dermatologist for firm diagnosis and treatment. Investigations may be done to rule out anaemia,HIV,DM,thyroid dysfunction,any abdominal disorder or blood diseases. Take Sitz bath in dettol containing water daily at bath. Apply mild steroid with antifungal cream twice a day. Take antihistaminics like levocetirizine and steroid in tappering dose. Antifungal like ketoconazole for one to two weeks may be taken. If needed, short course of antibiotics may be taken. Keep the area dry. Clotrimazole powder may be sprinkled after bath. You may be improved after few weeks. If internal disease is found,consult physician. I hope you got my answer.


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