Rash around my anal area.
JBK

Atlanta, GA

#169 Apr 13, 2010
Anyone else had in break throughs lately? I'm still dealing with this, it's been two years now with the inflammation, intense itching, and superficial fissures around the anal area. It sucks and is so painful.
Been to a million different doctors, including most recently a herbal healer. The healer helped me to discover I have Hoshimoto Thyroiditus (an auto-immune disease that attacks the thyroid causing it to under function). I've started taking thyroid medication and I have also been gluten free for three weeks now, but that has not stopped the rash from returning (for no apparent reason it comes and goes with gusto).
My only relief is Cloderm, a mild topical steroid, unfortunately continued use of a topical steroid causes a whole new set of problems (thinning skin, etc).
I am so frustrated at this point. The healer thinks perhaps I have a parasite and an imbalance of good/bad bacteria. I've been on a very healthy diet (i.e. basically the caveman diet) for months now but it doesn't seem to be making a difference.
The colo-rectal doctor wants to perform surgery (Lateral Sphincterotomy) to help heal the chronic fissures but I am hesitant because I know this won't stop the rash from returning, which in turn brings back the fissures.

I'm thinking of seeing a disease specialist and/or someone to examine my gut. There has to be an answer for this. My PCP, dermatologist, and colo-rectal doctor are out of ideas.

Anyone have any thoughts on this? Seems like we ought to pool all of knowledge together and solve this.
Amber

Madison, WI

#170 May 2, 2010
that happens to me when i use scented toliet paper...try unscented toliet paper and see if thats your problem...your probably allergic to the toliet paper you are using
Cured

Merrillan, WI

#171 May 3, 2010
It is the worst unbearable itch imaginable! But I have found that Boudreaux's Butt Paste is the magic cure. Apply in morning and protects all day! Its diaper rash ointment and skin protectant with zinc oxide. Takes away the itch and helps with the cracking and chafing!! Try it. You can find it at wal-mart.
Barton

Tomball, TX

#172 May 30, 2010
Huge difference with acidophilus.
DesperateButtNot Serious

Cherokee, IA

#173 Jun 18, 2010
Jeff wrote:
Eureka, I found it! Something that helps and itís so simple and logical. Iíve suffered from rectal itch and then hemorrhoids most of my life and then on a trip to Thailand I discovered the bathroom sprayer. Some call it a bidet sprayer, I call it Heaven on Earth as it has completely solved my problem. It eliminates the need for rubbing with toilet paper and then washing with soap which just made it worse because it irritates and take away you own natural oils that you need. I bought mine at http://www.bathroomsprayers.com and it was amazingly easy to install. Enjoy, Jeff
Even cheaper is a medium sized squeeze bottle (you can get them at the store or could wash and rinse really well an empty Ivory or Palmolive dish soap bottle). When I was in the hospital after giving birth, the nurses always instructed us moms on how to care for massive hemorrhoids,pelvic swelling and any stitching. After going to the bathroom we had to fill a bottle with a combo of water and witch hazel and squirt it on the area. We PATTED ourselves dry with dried out baby wipes, not toilet paper. Then we sprayed it with a spray to help with the pain (can't remember the name of the spray). Last we kept several Tucks inside our underwear and wore special sanitary pads with ice packs inside. The pads were fabulous for post-childbirth but not very practical for this sort of rash. I'm bummed I thew away the bottle after my last child was born. I could really use it now!
raven

United States

#174 Jun 21, 2010
what most you people are dealing with is common yeast infection most likly from drinking to much carb soda or sugar's
Dbullfrog1

Los Angeles, CA

#176 Jul 19, 2010
Maybe we're all just gay and this rash is natures way of saying - "hey! you need some cock in there."
Jamie

UK

#178 Jul 22, 2010
Doctors can be useless, especially around these areas.
bob the builder

Mulgrave, Australia

#179 Aug 8, 2010
I followed the advice of taking bicarbonate of soda in the morning and the evening. Problem has gone away altogether and also digestion issues I was getting regularly
so I recommend to every one to trial that option
Dave Mpls

Minneapolis, MN

#180 Aug 12, 2010
I hate to say this, but it's probably your toilet paper. Try a different brand for a month. It's that simple. You are allergic to the brand you are using.
Dave

Alexandria, VA

#181 Aug 14, 2010
I've been dealing with this same issue for about 10 years now. I could control it with 1% hydrocortisone cream applied almost daily. I have been to two dermatologists, had a few tests performed, but no one has been able to tell me what the problem is.

I finally decided to quit applying the hydrocortisone 8 months ago (January 2010.) The first two months were extremely painful. The skin became very dry and cracked. Bowel movements were excruciating. Fissures developed and would severely bleed when stretched. I continue to experience the same thing, but refuse to use anymore creams in this area since I feel this is not something that should have to be done. I'm fed up and want answers. Is there anyone who can provide insight?
Dave

Alexandria, VA

#182 Aug 14, 2010
bob the builder wrote:
I followed the advice of taking bicarbonate of soda in the morning and the evening. Problem has gone away altogether and also digestion issues I was getting regularly
so I recommend to every one to trial that option
OK Bob...how much baking soda do you take and how do you take it?
Lynette

Lenoir City, TN

#183 Aug 16, 2010
I have this issue after having the H1n1 (swine flu) last September. The flu was so bad that my immune system crashed and I ended up with a perianal abcess. After having it drained, they did not test the infection and 6 months later I tested positive for MRSA. I took tetracycline to get rid of MRSA and now have been fighting this. I think that it must be a good bacterial shortage of some kind or possibly a yeast infection. I really want to end this once and for all.
helper 007

Toronto, Canada

#184 Aug 26, 2010
it mgiht be jock itch you can buy a cream for it from shoppers drug mart for like 4--10$ not sure whats its called but ucan buy it from shoppers apply it 2 times a day but amke sure utake shower first then dry well with a cloth or toilet paper make sure its dry then apply
bob

Perth, Australia

#185 Aug 28, 2010
Dave wrote:
<quoted text>
OK Bob...how much baking soda do you take and how do you take it?
in previous comments from another contributor she advised to try 1/2 teaspoon morning and night disolved in a glass of water

I did that for about a week I recall the symptons started subsiding very quickly in those days. Now I just have a 1/2 teaspoon once in a while as it also helps with indigestion

Cannot be sure every one suffers the same thing but the 'science' in the contributors advice seemed to have logic and Bicarb soda is cheap so had nothing to lose. Was greatful that it worked and the indegistion/acid reflux going as well was a great bonus
David

United States

#186 Sep 4, 2010
Hi i have had this problem for a long time its not the exact rash as you guys have up there but its like a Ring around my butt-hole. It doesnt go away it just stop hurting but when it gets wet like when i have diarrhea or i don't wipe good enough and its still a little wet from it. it just hurts, it suck so sit down. ive had it since i was like 15 and im 19 now. i was just wondering if you guys would know anything about it or know if there a way to get rid of it. Thank you for reading this and sorry if my punctuation is terrible. its been a long night and im really tired
pain in the butt

Gillett, PA

#187 Sep 5, 2010
A rash discomfort comes and goes. Usually starts after a loose bowel movement. My doctor treated me for a fungus infection. I dont think that is what it is. Anyone know how to fix this, not just treat it?
jason

Walnut Creek, CA

#188 Sep 28, 2010
yea so same deal as everyone. The answers i read were Emu Oil and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. everyone else same problem . didn't go threw everything what else were people suggesting?
Mikey

Los Angeles, CA

#189 Oct 26, 2010
I have a very itchy anus rash or pain. I began drinking coffee about a year ago and for a year now I've had loose stool or leaky butt. I got this idea of leaving paper towel and toilet paper in between my butt cheeks when it was really bad. It works great but now I have a nasty rash and itch. I noticed a little bit of blood. I use different types of napkins and TP's. Could this rash be from the TP or could it be an STD?
ineedmyown

United States

#190 Oct 28, 2010
some guy wrote:
i have the same problem. it might be called pruritus ani. i have had this problem for about 10months now and doesnt seem to go away. anyone know a cure cuz i dont want to go to the doctors.
I FIGURED IT OUT. I HOPE THIS MESSAGE GETS TO EVERYONE IN THE WORLD THAT HAS THIS PROBLEM. YOU NEED LOTRIMAN!!!! THEY SELL IT OVER THE COUNTER AT YOUR NEAREST DRUG STORE AS A TOPICAL OINTMENT. ITS FOR FUNGUS. I PROMISE YOU THATS WHAT IT IS. HAD THIS PROBLEM FOR MONTHS AND IT TOOK IT AWAY COMPLETELY. I WAS RAW AND SPLIT AND EVERYTHING BAD. I HOPE THIS GETS TO YOU!!! MY UROLOGIST GAVE ME THE SOLUTION. IT WORKS SUPER WELL. LIKE A CHARM!!! AND TAKES LESS THAN A WEEK TO GO AWAY!!! GET EXCITED!!!!!!

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