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Old 05-23-2010, 02:10 PM   #1
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Terrible itching

What is the cause if intense itching immediately around the anus, on both buttocks? I have bathed ad nauseum to try to make sure all soap is gone from this area when I shower, but still no cure. Could it be due to my diet, or some food I'm eating?

Sure would appreciate your thoughts on a cure for this. It is both embarassing and painful....

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Re: Terrible itching there any burning at all? my first thought is yeast. If that's the case I'd be drying it with hair dryer, using anti-fungal cream (even the female type creams work here). Don't reuse towels/washcloths, keeps those undergarments changed of course. Sweating definitely irritates, so try to keep cool!

I'd switch to Dove non-perfume soap too. THis is ph balanced.

Hope it helps.


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Old 05-24-2010, 06:18 AM   #3
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Re: Terrible itching

A fungal or yeast infection is a strong possibility so an anti-fungal cream would be worth a try. Alternatively, spicy foods can also cause this. Relief can often be obtained with a 1% steroid cream but that should only be used for a week maximum.

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Re: Terrible itching

Thanks for the info, CJ and Geek. This is a condition that seems to come and go for no apparent reason. I think the "spicy food" suggestion is probably right on. The itching seems to go away without using any anti-fungal agents, so my guess is that I need to watch what I'm eating. Hopefully this is the answer.

Thank you for posting some ideas....

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