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i have an itchy anus. i have previously had hemeroids but have tried anusol and doesn't work.

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Yeast: Might be a yeast infection. Try a Nystatin ointment, cream, or powder. Don't wear a wet bathing suit for the several hours after swimming- dry off.
Dr. Scott Browning
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Fiber, dry anus: Try taking a tablespoon of psyllium (such as metamucil) each day and apply calmoseptine around the anus 2-3 times per day for a couple weeks then as needed. If that doesn't take care of it, see a colorectal surgeon.

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Last updated Aug 3, 2016

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