For the past two days, I have a had an itchy perineum. The anus isn't itchy, just the perineum.
It doesn't itch all day long; just random 2-minute urges once in the afternoon.
I'm 13 years old; and I have been wondering if maybe this is pinworms? I'm praying to God that this isn't pinworms!
Maybe it's just a rash? Just leave it alone for a while and it will go away? Maybe it was fabric of a certain pair of underwear; I've never had any problems like this before..
As a side note, I don't have any allergies at all. I always thought pinworms were around the anus area, not the perineum! I'm really worried :(
I'm really worried; is there any possible medicine to take from pinworms that isn't over-the-counter; that one could just buy in the store in the Medical aisle?
Please help! :(
Causes of itchy perineum include moisture(due to sweating or frequent washing), the abrasion caused by clothing,the pressure of sitting,chemical irritants like laundry soaps, colognes and scented toilet paper,certain food irritants,medicines like some antibiotics and laxatives,infections like STD’s and pinworms and skin problems such as psoriasis, seborrhea and eczema.
Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. It may include self-care measures, changes to your diet, treatment of infections or, rarely, surgery to correct an underlying problem.Try an over-the-counter (OTC) cream or ointment containing hydrocortisone (Cortaid, Preparation H),but it is to be applied sparingly to the affected area. A protective ointment that contains zinc oxide (Desitin, Balmex) also may help. If your symptoms are worse at night, pls take an antihistamine like benadryl to reduce itching until topical treatments take effect.
If the symptoms persist then consultation of a dermatologist will be the best.
I hope that helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional queries. Kind regards.
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