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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Get it checked: It mau be hemorrhoids but needs to be checked.Anal fissure is painful there can be other causes as well so get it checked by your doctor.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: You can. Whether it will work will depend on whether it really is a fungal infection. Another option would be to have a doctor check it out.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Hulbert
21 years experience in Dentistry
Rectal Pain: You need to tell doctor of your pain so that he or she understands your condition more. Are you doing everything you were advised to do at your docto ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yeast seems unlikely: This may be possible, but I doubt yeast is the most likely explanation. Some other infection or inflammatory bowel disease may be more likely. If you ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dora Chizea
47 years experience in Anti-Aging Medicine
Yes.: 31 y/o male asks Can worms cause anal itching? Yes, is the simple answer. Just about any worm that inhabits the Digestive System can cause itching but ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Tinactin (tolnaftate) is for fungal infections. It won't treat anal fissures, though it may keep them free of fungus!
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
It can actually: Be from either pinworms or hemorrhoids. Your physician should be able to help differentiate these. Take care.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Triamcinolone: This steroid cream would not treat anal yeast infections, and in fact might make them worse. If, however, used in conjunction with an antifungal prepa ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
YES IT CAN: Yes it is possible as yeast can spread anywhere it is moist and dark including anus, but not that common.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Probably: since they are a viral alteration pot the skin the would most likely itch or be iffirated.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience in General Surgery
Part of Treatment: Anal fissures are usually related to passing hard constipated stool or other trauma to the anal canal. Keeping your stools soft with fiber (metamucil) ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Ok to use Anusol: But just as important is to be sure to be eating a high fiber diet and most importantly drinking 80-100oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily, ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: The skin and soft tissues react to the yeast by producing rash and sometimes discharge. They can be very itchy.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keira Barr
21 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: This condition tends to recur. Best way to minimize recurrence is after infection is adequately treated, use over the counter anti-dandruff shampoo a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
No effective ones: There are no truly natural treatments for yeast or fungal infections. Staying slim helps by having less moisture and heat in the skin folds of the gro ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes,if conditions rt: The yeast that causes the vaginal yeast infection is also normally in the stool. The close proximity of the areas allows cross contamination of the si ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Your physician : Would help you to distinguish the two.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Can not think of: An physiologic reason that hemorrhoids would cause yeast infections.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Anal bumps: Would not be anticipated from a yeast infection.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Petroluem: Based creams can trap moisture on the skin and being a dark moist area it is a fertile region for yeast to grow. Best to keep the area dry with corn s ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
17 years experience in Podiatry
Yes: All fungal infections and treatments are mostly the same. See a dermatologist or your medical doctor. If it is severe, then pills may be needed.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
ABSOLUTELY: NOT! Hope this helps! Dr Z
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: If you have a yeast infection on your penis, it is conceivable that it could be given through oral sex, especially if the other person has some underl ... Read More
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