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Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more


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Is it dangerous to put antifungal cream on the anus?

NO: Antifungal creams are recommended for external use only. If you have a fungal rash near anus, it is ok to use there. Just not inside the rectum. ...Read more

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Have excessive itching in my genital area & anus. Have seen a number of doctors & they have given cortezone and antifungal cream but no change.

Have excessive itching in my genital area & anus.   Have seen a number of doctors & they have given cortezone and antifungal cream but no change.

Cut back on : Any caffeine and especially beer, and keep the area dry with cornstarch powder. Avoid the greasy ointments. If fungus is suspected use anti fungal powder such aas Mycostatin (nystatin) rather than the creams. ...Read more

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Inflamed & red around anus/bum, antifungal&diaper cream helped, now little red pimply dots, does not hurt or itch. swab negative, heat rash perhaps?

Inflamed & red around anus/bum, antifungal&diaper cream helped, now little red pimply dots, does not hurt or itch. swab negative, heat rash perhaps?

Dermatitis: Perianal dermatitis can be caused by moisture and/or friction. Try avoiding very tight clothing,keep the area clean and dry and apply a cortisone type ointment. Also avoid over exuberant wiping after a bowel movement and finish cleansing with warm water applications and then pat the area dry. If no improvement consult a proctologist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are all the symptoms of a fungal/yeast infection on the anus? Is it safe to put any anti fungal cream on your anus?

What are all the symptoms of a fungal/yeast infection on the anus? Is it safe to put any anti fungal cream on your anus?

Irritation; yes: Itching and irritation are the main symptoms, often with redness and maybe superficial fissures, if you can view the area with a mirror. Any skin or vaginal antifungal cream will be safe. ...Read more

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Is antifungal cream safe in pregnancy?

Is antifungal cream safe in pregnancy?

YES: They are ok to use and usually fix the problem if you are itching a lot in the vagina. If it doesn't work you need to be seen. ...Read more

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Safe to use antifungal cream while pregnant?

Generally yes: But before responding definitively would need to know what cream you are using, how often and where and with what dosages. ...Read more

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Is a clotrimazole antifungal cream safe to use?

Yes: If it wasn't, they wouldn't be allowed to sell it. ...Read more

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Is Aznoit-D 20gm ^soconazole nitrate 10mg, Diflucortolone valerate 1mg/1gm^ safe to use on scrotum? -it's antifungal cream-

Is Aznoit-D 20gm ^soconazole nitrate 10mg, Diflucortolone valerate 1mg/1gm^ safe to use on scrotum? -it's antifungal cream-

Aznoit-D on scrotum: Antifungal component (isoconazole) shouldn't cause problems, but diflucortolone is potent corticosteroid which should B used VERY sparingly for short time only as may cause thin skin, testicular shrinking, et al. Groin fungus can be managed with antifungal, keeping area dry (change underwear when wet, use antifungal powder spray to help dry), washing briefs/swimwear w/ bleach to kill fungus. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use clotrimizole (antifungal cream) in the vagina in first trimester of pregnancy?

Is it safe to use clotrimizole (antifungal cream) in the vagina in first trimester of pregnancy?

Not recommended: Clotrimazole vaginal and topical preparations are fda pregnancy risk category b.Vaginal use during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters in has not resulted in any adverse effects; use in the 1st trimester has not been adequately studied and is not recommended. In animal studies, there was no fetal harm following administration of intravaginal doses up to 100 mg/kg in pregnant rats. ...Read more