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the skin on my anus is really dry and cracked and now it is starting to bleed what do i do

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Vaseline: I would try a small amount of barrier cream such as vaseline. If this persists, have it looked at. This is a relatively uncommon complaint. I would au ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Most common : Causes of pruritus ani are caffeine and excess moisture. There is no correct amount of caffeine, so best to totally eliminate it for several weeks and ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Treatment is easy...: ...But finding the cause might be harder. Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) (the ointment for babies) or 1% Hydrocortisone almost always clears it. As ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
You : You can apply a small amount of topical antibiotic ointment with pain medication to the area two to three times a day. This can be bought in any pharm ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Anal bleeding: Thanks for being frank about your mental health. But despite that, you need to pay attention to anal/genital hygiene. Start with soap and water washin ... Read More
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Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Consult Dermatology: Most common cause of this is an irritant or allergic contact dermatitis. Underlying irritant dermatitis is often a loss of the barrier protection func ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Dry: It comes down to applying fragrance free moisturizers often during times of dry skin. Supplements and foods will not hydrate the skin as moisturizers ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Dry skin : Would follow up with dermatology rule out eczema related to foods/ allergies/other or psoriasis. . in the interim can try Aquaphor and/ or when in t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jocelyn Curry
13 years experience Podiatry
Get treatment: You should definitely see a local podiatrist or dermatologist for evaluation and possible biopsy. Whenever you have open cracks or bleeding there is i ... Read More
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