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Q. Can anal fissure cause itching and infected skin between anus and genital area?

Answered by
Dr. Sushil Kakkar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 30, 2019

Hello doctor,

I have got some itching and infected skin in-between anus and genital area. It started more than a year ago near the anus and it is increasing its area slowly. White dry dead skin comes at the surface of the infected area when not lubricated. I thought it will heal in some time by applying some antiseptic cream but it is not improving at all. Please suggest me whether it is a chronic anal fissure or some kind of infection.

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Hello,

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You seem to have a fungal infection. I suggest you take Itraconazole 100 mg capsule (Ceastra XL 100 mg), twice daily for two weeks. In addition, I suggest you apply either Loceryl cream or Fungicros cream, twice daily for four weeks. You may also take an oral antihistamine like Cetirizine 10 mg tablet once a day for symptomatic relief from itching. Take care.


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