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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