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Treatment for itchiness and wetness around your anus.
 

I had been suffering from wetness and itchiness around my anus for some time and had consulted three GPs about it.

GP AAA prescribed a powder and a cream as treatment. But no instructions were provided as to how to use them, and no matter how I used them, one at a time or together, I still had the wetness and itchiness.

GP BBB prescribed a different powder and different cream as treatment. But again no instructions were provided as to how to use them, and no matter how I used them, one at a time or together, I still had the wetness and itchiness.

GP CCC prescribed a third powder and a third cream as treatment. But my experience with these was exactly the same as it had been with the first two lots.

Then, one day, I was in the rooms of a surgeon, Dr DDD, who had done a couple of colonoscopies for me, and, on a whim I asked him if he could recommend a good dermatologist as I had been suffering from wetness and itchiness around my anus for some time. What happened then was that after he’d had a look at my anus himself, he pronounced, “Oh, you’ve got a fistula.”

From there on, he recommended and carried out three procedures on me as follows:-

(1) I was subject to a session of about an hour, in which he and two nurses did various things like pushing balloons up my bottom and blowing them up and so on.

(2) I was referred to a specialist who, with the aid of x-ray machines, took moving pictures of me opening my bowels.

(3) I had an operation in hospital under a full anaesthetic, which always has it’s risks.

But 8 to 10 weeks after the operation, even Dr DDD had to admit that what he’d done hadn’t helped one little bit. So he recommended me to a dermatologist, Dr EEE.

The good news was that Dr EEE solved my problems in one consultation. BUT this is how he did it - he recommended:-

(1) That after I’d opened my bowels, I should never use toilet paper to wipe my bottom, but should have a shower instead to remove any excreta from around my anus

(2) I should then pat the area around my anus with my towel, not wiping it in any way.

(3) I should then apply some paint that he prescribed to the area.

As I say, this solved my problems. But having to have a shower every time I opened my bowels was a real bother, and the paint he prescribed was very expensive.

So all of this got me thinking. It seemed to me that what was happening was that, as I got older, toilet paper had the effect of starting to wear away at the skin around my anus making it thinner, which lead to blood plasma exuding through this thinner skin, which was the wetness I was experiencing, and this wetness was eventually causing itchiness, and that if I applied cream or something around my anus just before I opened my bowels, the toilet paper would be less rough, less likely to wear my skin thin and that all my problems would be over. And this is exactly how it worked out. I’m in my early 80s now, and have been using this method for at least 10 years without a problem in the world.

The cream I use is Ego QV Intensive Body Moisture, which is quite thick, and seems ideal.

You can imagine how much of my time and money was in involved in seeing three GPs, in going through the procedures recommended and carried out by Dr DDD, and in consulting Dr EEE. And how much time and money I would have spent if I’d followed the routines recommended by Dr EEE for the rest of my life. Instead it takes 2 or 3 seconds to apply the cream in the way I’ve described, costing far less than a cent a time.

 
 
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Created: 1 May 2017
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