Our expert says:
I really suggest that you do consult a doctor for an examination and a papsmear. If it is due to a yeast infection, you will have to be treated with an oral anti-fungal drug, as well as topical anti-fungal cream. You and your husband should be treated, as your husband can also be infected without any symptoms. Diabetes will also have to be excluded in yourself and your husband, as this is a common cause for chronic yeast infections.
In the interim, you should treat your constipation with Laxette suryp, 20 ml twice daily and 2 to 4 Softlax tablets at night. I also suggest that you take deworming tablets, as an infection with hook worm can also cause severe anal itching.
Ask your pharmacist for Canestin cream, as well as Proctocydil cream, which can be applied to the anus and might aleviate the irritation to the anus.
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