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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for itching in rectal area while on Meloxicam and Tramadol

Hi, at the end of 2015 I was prescribed Omeprozole for acid reflux, and Meloxicam and Tramadol for nerve pain. Since then, my rectum has been itching incessantly. It was hurting and bleeding sometimes, which is a known side effect of Meloxicam. I stopped taking the Meloxicam and Omeprozole and the pain stopped, but the itching has persisted for months. Any tips?
Wed, 11 Sep 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

Go for rectal exam and rule out any hemorrhoids. Worm manifestation also causes itching. Try tab. Albendazole 400mg od once repeats after 2 weeks. Apply Proctosedyl ointment for external use for 5 days and review.

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Dr C.ELANCHEZHIAN, General & Family Physician
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