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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 6/22/2008 6:00 AM (GMT -7)   
As my doctor prescribed me, I am taking Nystatin orally, two pills twice a day to ease my itching problem in annal area or rather rectum area - even in vulva area. I do not have any pain or any other discomfort except itching, especially at night. I take shower after using toilet, and I notice that very hot water helps me a lot, but after a while itching comes back. Any advice or suggestion, because I see no help of using nystatin (I have been taking it for 4 days, and should take it for 7 days)

38 years old female, Dx'd July '06, Crohn's collitis and terminal ileitis,

Used Meds: Cipro, Flagyl, Sulfasalazine, 5ASA, 5ASA Enemas, Probiotics,B12 and Iron shots, blood transfusion, Urbason 60mg, Prednisone 20mg - Irigography, X-Ray Intesinal Passage, Colonoscopy in April 06, July 06, Hospitalized - Symptoms long before diagnozed (diarrhea, weight lost, fatigue, exhaustion, pain, subfebrile temperature, joint pain, especially knees)

Current meds: probiotics, prednisone tapering 30mg, sulfasalazine 3x1g, B12 shots, folic acid, omeprazole, xanax 2x0,25mg, alternative: royal jelly, tea mixture,

No surgery so far- History of Graves-Basedow disease in 1995

Crohn's 4 ever
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 207
   Posted 6/22/2008 6:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I get it too.  It drives me bananas.  I do three things, one is Yogurt or acidophilus (probiotics) for the unbalanced of good bacteria.  two, I use a canesten tab, not the monostat, makes it worse and  you can use them during the day.  The other is Zinc cream to put on before you go to bed. Vagisil makes it worse. Zinc cream is in the baby section.  I would go mental if I didnt use these.  Good luck, hope it works for you!
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Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 517
   Posted 6/22/2008 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
strange you say it drives you bananas because my guess its the potassium imbalance that is causing itching. I personally dont like bananas because they are so extreme in the potassium, but you could check your level from a blood test.
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