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Very sensitive skin around anus after rash

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 15, 2007
  • 00:13 AM

About a year ago now I had a REALLY sore/itchy rash down my backside - so much so that it was hard to walk/sit down.

During this time I went to about 5 doctors including 2 specialists. The doctors believed it to be a fungal infection, and as such I was applying different creams (each dr seemed to give me a different variation of the same thing).

Anyway, the rash subsided in about 1.5 months. After this however, I have been left with a very sensitive area around my anus.

Basically if I wipe too much (which isn't a lot) or too hard (which isn't hard) the area starts bleeding. I have tried all variations of toilet paper/wipes - but the area is just too sensitive now after the rash (and this is 4 months on).

On the flip side, If I don't clean the area thoroughly then it seems to get irrated and sore throughout the day.

What seems to be working atm is, once I go the toilet (#2) I try and have a bath and wash the area that way. This seems to fix the problem, at least until I go the toilet again, or play a sport (see below).

However, the option to have a bath after toileting is not always available to me, and if I play sports and the area gets sweaty the same problem/irritation arises, I can not ride bikes either - as that causes the area to hurt.

I really don't know what to do. Any thoughts or suggestions?

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  • I think it was shingles or herpes 2. You should get blood tested to determine what is causing the problem. There are some good things at the health food store. Cruise the ointment counter.
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies
    • August 15, 2007
    • 02:38 AM
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  • Are you under a lot of stress? I recently read something about a woman with a very sore butt from a weepy, itchy rash going through a divorce. Don't know if you are a man or woman, whatever, but I would guess a Candida overgrowth. Ask your doc to give you some oral Diflucan, maybe a couple of doses (1 pill taken first week, then the other one). Did anyone mention if you have hemorrhoids? Or you might have the adult equivalent of diaper rash. Try some simple remedies that are given to women with Candidiasis. (and babies). Cotton or no underwear whenever possible. Let the area breathe! Try a diaper rash cream like Desitin. Fragrance-free detergent for everything, mild sunlight exposure (easier said than done), no tanning beds though because you will sweat and aggravate the rash. Use baby-wipes to clean yourself. Sitz baths are warm water only soaks. Given the large area of the rash, use a soap-free bath-tub. De-stress yourself. Look into anti Candida diets, basically sugar free.
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies
    • August 15, 2007
    • 10:37 AM
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  • Sometimes what you eat can effect your other end. Eat a really bland diet.
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies
    • August 16, 2007
    • 10:26 AM
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  • Could be not taking a shower often enough.There is a skin condition which can cause those similar symptoms and it starts very much in the same way. Both men and women get it but it affects each person in a different area and a different manner.If you've ruled out everything else, see a dermatologist. I know, sounds strange, but this condition can't usually be diagnosed by a physician because they don't know enough about it. Most dermatologists will perform a biopsy, small amount of tissue from the area to determine what it is. Some dermatologist don't need to biopsy it and will know the case.One such condition is called Lichen Sclerosus and it responds exactly as you describe. It worsens over time without proper treatment. There's another one too, can't remember the name.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 17, 2007
    • 09:21 AM
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  • Dear All,I have discovered a site (HTTP:WWW.DIGITALNATUROPATH.COM/COND/C679209.HTML)that may be the solve-all for our itchy, rashy anal skin problems....It encorporates different strokes for different folks...For instance, in my case I have a combination of problems that probably caused my anal turmoil... I've been eating too many tomatoes, citris, and other foods that have aggrivated this along with the fact that I have fissures and have been using Anucort and have also been on antibiotics and Previcid.....For myself, I'm going to void the biotics,acid reducer, Anucort, and foods that I deduct have caused this anul nusance and see if I can get back to normal...I just ground some flax seeds for my fiber intake......I have only experienced this for the past few months and it has been most unsettling....I do trust this site will not only help me discover a remedy, but for all of you who are suffering with this awfulness....If any of the advice that this site offers is helpful to any of us, please post the good news.........We could all use some anal joy! http://www.digitalnaturopath.com/cond/c679209.html...............
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  • Ive had your itch for 15 years. Ive shown my butt to every dr. That would look.stress and dampness makes it worse. Baby powder better.for some there is no anal joy.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 16, 2009
    • 11:40 AM
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  • About a year ago now I had a REALLY sore/itchy rash down my backside - so much so that it was hard to walk/sit down.During this time I went to about 5 doctors including 2 specialists. The doctors believed it to be a fungal infection, and as such I was applying different creams (each dr seemed to give me a different variation of the same thing).Anyway, the rash subsided in about 1.5 months. After this however, I have been left with a very sensitive area around my anus.Basically if I wipe too much (which isn't a lot) or too hard (which isn't hard) the area starts bleeding. I have tried all variations of toilet paper/wipes - but the area is just too sensitive now after the rash (and this is 4 months on).On the flip side, If I don't clean the area thoroughly then it seems to get irrated and sore throughout the day.What seems to be working atm is, once I go the toilet (#2) I try and have a bath and wash the area that way. This seems to fix the problem, at least until I go the toilet again, or play a sport (see below).However, the option to have a bath after toileting is not always available to me, and if I play sports and the area gets sweaty the same problem/irritation arises, I can not ride bikes either - as that causes the area to hurt.I really don't know what to do. Any thoughts or suggestions?re: very sensitive around anus after rashExactly the same problem for me too - still searching for answers my storyAbout 1 and half yrs ago. Started as sore anus area, slight rashThen rapidly spread between buttocks and even scrotum and penis areaWas treated as fungal infection at first as well. But it is NOT. Have seen 2 dermatologists. Tried many Different creams Canisten etc. All waste of time and moneyIn total I have seen 6 doctors and still No answers. Tried the Natural path route. Diet elimination etc. Just lost 50 lbs and got week. Tried another natural path " colon cleanse route but that did nothing.Main rash has settled down but the anus and close proximity is still quite raw and sore. Skin on Penis is still very red and sore. Stress seems to aggravate as well.Baby powder helps a bit but it feels like something is living inside me or on me.It's ruining my life and it's very hard to function. Extremely uncomfortable . I did have poison Sumach infection 20 years ago in which spread over my entire body and turned into infatego issue. I was warned back then that it may cause future problems.4 years ago my appendix burst and I was hospitalized for 7 days and major infections after that. Maybe these 2 major events have something to do with it?I am very desperate. I am on the waiting list for a colonoscopy but not sure when it will be.Please HELP me - anyone?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 1, 2009
    • 01:05 AM
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  • I suggest taking a mega dose of vitamin C(3 to 10,000 mgs a day preferably the liposomal form daily until it clears up and also take alluminum, free baking soda orally each day mixed with water to alkalise your blood which will fight off any fungal infections and bacteria. also Ive heard of honey treatments. place honey on the infected area. good luck to you all
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 9, 2010
    • 04:10 AM
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  • Hi. I too am suffering from something very similar. I have been looked at by varrious docs and they seem to think i have had a fissure at some point and that has made the skin very sensitive. I wash my bottom with warm water and cotton wool and use vasaline. any thing else makes it split (not just in one place) and takes ages to heal. It is sensitive all of the time though and i am constantly aware of that area throughout the day, especially after long peroids of sitting down or long walks. I am not sure if this is something i will have to learn to live with and manage or if there is a cure for it? I have stopped drinking and eating varrious foods too, coffee, citrus, spicey etc etc. Any new ideas would be very welcome to this distressing condition. I have also lost loads of weight due to being scared to have a bm, i thought if i cut my food intake down, it reduces the anount of times i go in a day! Seems to work, and i needed to lose some flab anyway. Shame im too stressed about my **m to enjoy being thin for a change!! Good luck to us all.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 13, 2010
    • 04:55 PM
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  • Hi, I just read this message board looking for help for same type of rash and I have been trying many things around the house, such as vinegar solution, baking soda, oatmeal, salt water bath,,,etc. but I just wanted to say that I am having very good results with MSM cream, so glad I tried it! and also I have read somewhere that too much probiotics can cause itching around the anus. best of luck to everyone,
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 21, 2010
    • 06:42 AM
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  • Hi, I just read this message board looking for help for same type of rash and I have been trying many things around the house, such as vinegar solution, baking soda, oatmeal, salt water bath,,,etc. but I just wanted to say that I am having very good results with MSM cream, so glad I tried it! and also I have read somewhere that too much probiotics can cause itching around the anus. best of luck to everyone,I use Bepanthan - takes the pain away and heals - but the rash or what ever it is comes back
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  • If its fungal (which is the same as bacteria/flora) you need PROBIOTICS-all medications kill the good flora/bacteria in your body and it needs to be replenished with good bacteria. There needs to be a balance of 80% good bacteria - 20% bad in your gut-digestive system which most people don't know that 75% of your immunity comes from your digestive tract and you digestive tract also has an immune system of its own it meds destroy your immune sytem you will have more and more problems and need more probiotics to balance your digestive sytem-but ususally a dr will just prescribe more and more meds this is the problem since childhood and now people are living longer but not as healthy as they should. Try Brenda Watson-the perfect road to health-she has the best probiotics--you'll need to do the candicleanse-you need to avoid all sugar(carbohydrates - turn into sugar) and eat very healthy (no alcohol)-they have diets to follow with the cleanse and they have nutritional counselors if you call Brenda Watson's website that are very informatable-you can even watch her on PBS to get alot of info most people don't know about. Good Luck--ARAbout a year ago now I had a REALLY sore/itchy rash down my backside - so much so that it was hard to walk/sit down.During this time I went to about 5 doctors including 2 specialists. The doctors believed it to be a fungal infection, and as such I was applying different creams (each dr seemed to give me a different variation of the same thing).Anyway, the rash subsided in about 1.5 months. After this however, I have been left with a very sensitive area around my anus.Basically if I wipe too much (which isn't a lot) or too hard (which isn't hard) the area starts bleeding. I have tried all variations of toilet paper/wipes - but the area is just too sensitive now after the rash (and this is 4 months on).On the flip side, If I don't clean the area thoroughly then it seems to get irrated and sore throughout the day.What seems to be working atm is, once I go the toilet (#2) I try and have a bath and wash the area that way. This seems to fix the problem, at least until I go the toilet again, or play a sport (see below).However, the option to have a bath after toileting is not always available to me, and if I play sports and the area gets sweaty the same problem/irritation arises, I can not ride bikes either - as that causes the area to hurt.I really don't know what to do. Any thoughts or suggestions?
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  • I have had the same problem. Unfortunately, it is herpes 2. It's outbreaks, or rather, a persistant one. Antivirals help. Alot. But they are expensive, and something you have to take regularly to maintain. Soft toilet paper, a stash of wet wipes, and keep it dry and clean. Avoid foods that give you gas, or upset your stomach, as these will make the symptoms worse. Good luck.
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