Dp has external hemorrhoids, and has had them for a long time. In the last 2 weeks, they have gotten incredibly itchy. He's been taking at least 3 baths a day, just to keep it sort of tolerable. He's waking up in the middle of the night, needing to take a bath just to deal with the itching.
The medicine he was prescribed a year ago isn't helping anymore. He went to the doc yesterday, and was prescribed different medicine. He tried it and it burned and hurt sooo bad that he had to immediately get in the bath and wash it all off. I think a big problem is that he scratches at night, and the skin is damaged so putting anything on it makes it burn.
I've been reading on here a bit, and it seems that pinworms and yeast can cause a lot of anal itching. Is there any chance that it could be either of those things, on top of his hemorrhoids, seeing as how he went to the doctor yesterday? He said she was very fast and didn't spend any time other than to check the hemorrhoids (and say they weren't bad) and prescribe medicine.
He's tried cocoa butter, witch hazel, prescription medicine (used to work, then stopped working), natural hemorrhoid medicine, oatmeal baths, ice (he said that made it worse), switched soap,...hmmm, can't think of anything else.
Please please give me some ideas to help his itching!! Any anti-itching ideas would be greatly appreciated!!!!
Becky, partner to Teague, SAHM to Keagan (7yo), Jonah (2yo)