Desperate! Peri-anal itch after starting new Bounce Dryer sheets???
I'm desperate for your help! I have had a terribly annoying peri-anal itch for 3 months! It itches any time, and is worst after a BM if not completely cleaned. I have tried: A&D, Desitin, Fungal cream, steroid cream (made it worse).
What I just realized is: it all started exactly 5 days after we started using our new Bounce dryer sheets (very scented)!! I can't believe I just thought of that!
My question is: could this be the culprit (I pray that it is - I'm re-washing all my underwear now and drying them WITHOUT any dryer sheet)? Has anyone else had a reaction like this before?
The weird thing is, most of the peri-anal skin irritation is on the left side of my anal sphincter verge - the same side where my lateral internal sphincterotomy was done for my anal fissure in December. The itch started one month after surgery, and 5-7 days after using the new dryer sheets.
I'd love to hear your thoughts!