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ok, this is really embarrassing

(6 Posts)
ivehadenoughofthis Thu 17-Sep-09 23:41:58

I've had this now since my last baby was born nearly 5 years ago, ok i've always got an itchy bum. I've also been diagnosed coeliac and do notice if I've eaten something wrong its much worse. But when I say itchy I mean really itchy to the point if I scratch it would bleed. I'm careful about not using any strong soaps or washes, I dry well,I don't have worms,i'm not fat, I do sometimes have a very small pile left from having babies. What can I use to make it go away, i've tried various creams with no success, please help!!!!

ilove Thu 17-Sep-09 23:52:13

Have you tried using Canesten cream? It could be thrush...

AnAuntieNotAMum Thu 17-Sep-09 23:56:24

Funnily enough, I was reading a post about this on another forum...small world isn't it? smile. Might be something useful on there?

Treeesa Fri 18-Sep-09 00:04:49

If you've tried creams then next i'd experiment with diet. Avoid spicy foods for a while. If you have a snmall pile left then it is possibly down to 'closure' or lack of it if I can put it politely. Lack of proper closure caused by even a small pile can result in slight discharge i.e. bluntly speaking - 'booty sweat'... This will cause the itching.. So if diet change and creams aren't working then I would consider getting it checked if it is uncomfortable every day..

BitOfFun Fri 18-Sep-09 00:11:50

I have heard of a condition called Pruritus Ani (I think, from remembering an ex's medical exam revision)- might be worth a google?

I have this recently, but Canestan cream sorted it. As an ongoing problem it needs looking into though.

MarmadukeScarlet Fri 18-Sep-09 00:36:11

Candida overgrowth in the gut can cause this type of serious itching, any other symptoms?

Maybe you have a small tear (fistula I think the correct term is) I think this can also cause itching.

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