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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Paulhus
26 years experience in Pediatrics
Rash or pinworms? : This is a common symptom of a pinworm infection. It is not life-threatening and easy to treat. See your doctor and explain what's going on. You cou ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Intertrigo/fungal: Likely due to fungal or intertrigo. Pinworms less likely. I would recommend washing 2-3x a day, drying in front of fan, applying very small amount of ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Could be: It may be psoriasis but also may be pruritus ani, or "itchy bottom", especially if it wakes you from your sleep. The 2 most common causes are excess ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible fissure: This could be a thrombosed hemorrhoid or an anal fissure since you are having pain. You need to be seen and examined to be sure what is going on so th ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
It can actually: Be from either pinworms or hemorrhoids. Your physician should be able to help differentiate these. Take care.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
Many causes: Many causes, including worms, hemorrhoids, and allergies.Needs a doctor to check it out properly.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Caffeine: Is the most common cause of anal itching not hemorrhoids as stated win the ads. Pinworms can be another cause usually in children after playing in the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Satish Sundar
33 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes : Irritated dermatitis and itching can be associated, due to edema/swelling in that area.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Your physician : Would help you to distinguish the two.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
Please: Please see your gynecologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience in Rheumatology
Could be : Could be hemmorhoids.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience in Dermatology
Rarely: If the hemorrhoids are secreting fluid and/or it is hard to maintain proper hygiene then yes, hemorrhoids could contribute to irritation and itch to t ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Find cause: First you have to know what's causing it. A common cause is a microscopic worm (i know: gross!) that your doctor can identify by examining a sample un ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Casale
37 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends: Have to know why it's itching irritation, fungal infection, worms etc. Otc treatments witch hazel cortisone.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dora Chizea
47 years experience in Anti-Aging Medicine
Yes.: 31 y/o male asks Can worms cause anal itching? Yes, is the simple answer. Just about any worm that inhabits the Digestive System can cause itching but ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Before treatment...: Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.) should be considered. Hemorrhoids & recta ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Most common problem: Is hemorrhoids. Try tub baths a few times a week instead of shower, use pre-moistened wipes in a dabbing rather than "sandpaper" motion, prep h is wor ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Itching: It sure could cause the itching. I would stop using it and see if the itching resolves.
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
Hemorrhoid flare...: Bowel changes associated with ibs can flare hemorrhoids. Associated anal itching in this clinical setting is most likely from hemorrhoid irritation. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Suppositories: Anusol hc suppositories with a twitching low potency steroid cream is safe, this can be combined with oral charcoal briquettes, persistent symptoms s ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
Balneol...: Try balneol lotion.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Anal bumps: Would not be anticipated from a yeast infection.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
28 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Multifactorial: Causes include excessive hygiene, pinworms, diet, anal leakage, hemorrhoids. Try avoiding soap and washcloth on anal area. Only warm water and your ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hmmm: Without exam difficult to say. You need to be evaluated. Appears to be more complicated than a simple yeast infection.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rafoth
50 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes: Hemorrhoids are swollen tissue at the opening of the anus so i think you can see how the two might be related. Tissue injury --> swelling and pain.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
30 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Steroids: Most itchy conditions of the anus can be treated with steroids, such as hydrocortisone. However if conditions do not improve in 1-2 weeks then an eval ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience in General Surgery
Tear of anus.: An anal fissure is a small tear in the lining (mucosa) of the anus. Typical symptoms associated with anal fissures are pain and bleeding. Fissures are ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience in Dermatology
Multiple Reasons: There are many reasons why this may be occurring. It could be a bacterial infection, and std, a yeast infection, menopause, chemical irritants. I woul ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Separate issue: The anal itching is causes by an allergic reaction to the glue like mucous PW eggs are deposited in around the anus. Place hydrocotizone cream on th ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Ok to use Anusol: But just as important is to be sure to be eating a high fiber diet and most importantly drinking 80-100oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily, ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fernando Austin
45 years experience in Gastroenterology
Prititus Ani: This is termed pruritus ani. It may or may not be associated with hemorrhoids. Area should be kept clean & dry. Moisture can make problem worse. Avoid ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuehnel
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: Cross contamination or herpes
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
17 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vaginal infection: Bacterial vaginosis, candida infection, soaps, changing detergent, feminine deodorant, type of underwear, blood from menstruation, poor hygiene, exces ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience in Internal Medicine
Pin worm infestation: Probably you have systemic candidiasis which Western medicine accepts it very reluctantly or not at all. Change diet to no grain,no dairy & very l ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in Pediatrics
Trial of below:: Rinse anus with warm water after defecation. Pat or air dry. Apply neosporin/bacitracin ointment with 1%hydrocortisone cream lightly to anus 2-3 time ... Read More
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