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Itchy bottom
An_244217 posted:
I have been suffering from an itchy bottom for the past six months. I have been to a dermatologist and my normal doctor. They tested for worms, I don't have them. I have tried hydrocortisone creams. I switched to hypoallergenic body wash and bathroom wipes. Nothing has worked. The only thing that does work is a anti-itch cream called Sarna. But even that only lasts a few hours and leaves me feeling quite messy.

I am at my wits end. I can not afford to go to a doctor any more, so I turned to this website in the hopes someone might be able to help me.

The problem is so bad that I can't help but scratch. If I don't i'm in horrible pain, but if I scratch i'm in pain as well. It's affecting my life so that I can no longer be out of the house more then a few hours.

Another thing to note is that it feels like it is itchy inside of my bottom as well and affects the area from the top of my "crack" (excuse the term) going all the way down to the perineum (I believe that's what it is called).
geni55 responded:
Has your doctor checked for a yeast infection? I have issues with that sometimes
An_244217 replied to geni55's response:
Yeah they checked for that. They also gave me a list of things to avoid, like spicy food or drinks like cola. I avoided all the stuff, yet no change.
Chris_WebMD_Staff replied to An_244217's response:
You should ask you doctor what kind of specialist he might suggest. I can't imagine you can live like this! I hope you find some relief soon. I'd keep trying til you get some relief!
An_244217 replied to Chris_WebMD_Staff's response:
He told me to go to dermatologist, I even went to the exact one he said to go to. The dermatologist gave me cream that felt like it was burning my skin when I put it on. Other then that he offered no help.
An_244555 responded:
Check for a fungal infection? I had itchy skin and found that using vinegar daily for a while cleared it up.
Walt7er replied to An_244555's response:
I once had an very itchy butt. Prescriptions creams did not work. What did work, was after taking a shower I would DRY MY BUTT WITH A HAIR DRYER! Have not had a problem since!

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