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vaginal yeast has spread to anal region, no treatments work

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hello, for the last year and a half, i've been dealing with a persistent vaginal yeast infection that seems to have spread to my anal region. all the typical treatment options (diflucan, flagystatin, etc) did not worked until i was advised to try boric acid. boric acid seems to have cured my vaginal yeast infection but i still have anal symptoms (mostly a burning sensation that is worse when sitting). is there anything i could try to cure my anal symptoms (keeping in mind that diflucan, etc, did not cure it in the past)? thank you!

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replied April 15th, 2015
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A51784
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Your concern is regarding the persistent fungal infection of the perianal area. It can be due to persistent fungal infection or due to intertrigo as well.

Intertrigo is dermatitis or inflammation of the skin caused due to rubbing, moisture or fungal or bacterial infection. It is mostly found in body folds.

First of all keep the area dry by wearing cotton underwear and using plain cornstarch. Barrier creams containing zinc oxide are also helpful.

You may also need topical or oral antifungals which should be taken only under medical supervision. It is also important to rule out any associated pinworms as well which be responsible for anal itching.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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