For years, I've been battling this anal itch that's accompanied by a rash (red lumps on skin and/or tiny cysts close to anal opening), inflamed/swollen anus, and a persistant discharge from the skin near the anal opening. The discharge is clear, sticky, and it smells bitter and metallic. The discharge seems like sweat to me, and it usually only occurs at night or when I haven't bathed for more than 24 hrs (not always a shower around when I need one), but it is very persistant, almost like it's pouring out when it starts going. The discharge appears clear on my finger, but when it dries, there is a very noticeable odor, sheen, and almost silky feel. Often, the condtion is accompanied by raised bumps/lines of itchy rash curved on one side of the anus, or up the middle of the crack. I've noticed that when I drink wine or alcohol, the condition is worse, but I rarely consume any other sugars or products with gluten. I'm athletic, work out and run 5 days a week. I am 5'11'', 195lbs and heterosexual. I guess I've been somewhat embarrassed, which is why I haven't seen a doctor yet. Currently using Anti-fungus creams, Gold Bond and some other non-oil based itch relief creams, but none of them seem to completely cure me of this or provide even provide much immediate relief... Please help...View Thread
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