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What causes severe itching in anus and perineum?

I've got an extremely itchy anus as well as perineum, and no matter what I do it won't go away. I've had it for about a year now, but it's starting to get worse, and it mainly happens when I'm trying to sleep. I've checked my stool for worms but I see nothing.. what's causing the itch?
Fri, 30 Mar 2018
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Hello,

Your symptoms seem to be related to a candida infection.

Some advice that I can give to you is:
- Use antifungal cream
- Try prescribed antifungal medication like fluconazole
- Wash and dry the area
- Use cotton underwear

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi
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