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mushmallow Sat 04-Nov-17 09:25:18

Short of wiping my arse with sandpaper, what can I do? It's worse (tmi) after a poo.

StealthPolarBear Sat 04-Nov-17 09:25:48


mushmallow Sat 04-Nov-17 09:27:36

Nope. Doc on Thursday had a peek and said just a small skin tag.

endofthelinefinally Sat 04-Nov-17 09:28:15

Thread worms.

mushmallow Sat 04-Nov-17 09:30:03

As above, I've been examined and she saw nothing but a skin tag.

abbsisspartacus Sat 04-Nov-17 09:31:13

You won't see thread worms during the day

Use a washcloth get yourself really clean

fooffailure Sat 04-Nov-17 09:46:35

Saw a physio recently because of prolapses. She saw my bum at same time because of similar issues (also takes me ages to wipe). I have no piles but skin tags and get splits in skin which itch a lot. She suggested roid cream for 6 weeks. Helps tighten skin which stops the creases a bit so they heal better and don’t split. Still trying to remember to do it so can’t yet report back

LadyCassandra Sat 04-Nov-17 09:48:11

Could be thrush? I've had it, nightmare sad

inappropriateraspberry Sat 04-Nov-17 09:48:24

Could always try a bit of nappy cream? Might ease the itchiness in the short term.

endofthelinefinally Sat 04-Nov-17 10:20:45

It would be worth taking the treatment for thread worms anyway. It is cheap and you can buy it OTC.
Also consider allergies to soap/shampoo/conditioner.
If you wash your hair in the shower, turn around and bend your head forward so the shampoo and conditioner doesnt go anywhere near your bottom. (Sorry TMI).

tackytriceratops Sat 04-Nov-17 10:24:48

I had an issue with thrush there. Wormed myself and sudocrem didn’t work. Canesten did.

Keepingupwiththejonesys Sat 04-Nov-17 10:25:44

Do you shave in that area? Could be that

HemanOrSheRa Sat 04-Nov-17 10:27:23

Have a read of this - lots of advice. Mysterious bum itch is a real thing (if that is any help, probably not).

Munchyseeds Sat 04-Nov-17 12:10:21

This happens to me sometimes and I find its a bit of a vicious circle, once I start to itch i can't stop. It is a 'thing'.
I use something like lanacane or pile cream and it settles down.

CappuccinoCake Sat 04-Nov-17 12:14:43

Take threadworm stuff anyway. I dose my kids a few times a year....

flumpybear Sat 04-Nov-17 12:34:47

Itch scratch syndrome?

Silvercatowner Sat 04-Nov-17 16:12:59

Take Ovex for threadworms. You might as well and it probably is.

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