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can you use aquaphor around the anus

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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably: but plain vasoline is cheaper and has less chemicals which could irritate mucous membranes of the anus/rectum Hope this is helpful Dr Z

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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Protective barrier: Aquaphor applied to a small anal fissure can provide a protective barrier that promotes healing of the fissure.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Aquaphor : Aquaphor ointment does not cause scabs to form but decreases the appearance of scabs. If your skin forms scabs it will take longer to heal, this aqua ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Water-soluble lube such as KY jelly is nicer.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elise Sadoun
13 years experience Family Medicine
Olive oil: Olive oil is very soothing, it's cheap, and it works great. It's been used for thousands of years for multiple indications. You could also try Benadry ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Steroids: No. Steroids would turn off the immune response and allow the infection to grow worse!
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Antibiotic cream: Should be no problem applying this cream to the anal region. Hope this helps.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
All over: You never know which part of the skin will dry up next. Using the cream all over the body should prevent dryness, & should be safe as long as the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
18 years experience Pain Management
Pain: Better to use a topical anti fungal since mucosal tears that are healing in moist areas can get yeast infections easily.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
No: A antibiotic eye drop will help.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hydrocortisone: E45 cream is a moisturizing cream. Razor burn around the clitoris would be most effectively treated with over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes?: I have never heard of an "ulcer ointment", and I doubt it will help anything. Maybe one of the topical treatments for herpes (penciclovir)? By far the ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Gloves. Moisturizer: Protect hands at work and use moisturizer such as cerave, neutrogena norwegian formula especially on winter in northeast and midwest.
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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Anal Bleaching: Hi anal bleaching was a fad in america a few years ago and this was usually done at plastic surgeons or dermatology offices. You could call some ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
14 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Yes: I love tretinoin for skin rejuvenation! I generally recommend that my patients wash their face in the evening, apply a toner and then the tret. I th ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hypoallergenic: Something very mild like "Ivory" soap should work well.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Nose: Vaseline is an emollient and acts as a barrier. I assume you have a sore or scab inside your nostril that you are treating. Just apply the vaseline ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
You : You may be dealing with a hemorrhoid (internal or external). Try one of the many over the counter hemorrhoid creams (maybe start with one that contain ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
1st determine cause: Vaginal pain can be a complicated diagnosis. The first step to get a better understanding of when, where and how you feel pain. This is followed by a ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: The condoms, used correctly, will do their job just fine. Since modern condoms are "single-use" and disposable, there isn't much that can affect their ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Only under your doctor's supervision.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes in moderation: With frequent cleansings to avoid peristent occlusion and maceration with increased risk for yeast infection if kept excessively moist and/or not clea ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Pramasone: Assuming there is no infection, a topical anesthetic such as pramoxine combined with a weak steroid such as in prams one can be used in that area. Sit ... Read More
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