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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Paulhus
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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 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 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience 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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Dr. John Chiu
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56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See dermatologist: This is a socially embarrassing situation and you should visit your doctor to get it checked out since there are many potential causes.
A 18-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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Casale
37 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Have to know why it's itching irritation, fungal infection, worms etc. Otc treatments witch hazel cortisone.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tipu Sultan
Specializes in Allergy
Treat the cause : one of the most common causes of rectal itch is yeast infection. Pay attention to personal hygiene- wash rectal area after each bowel movement with wa ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
several things: Use unscented soft toilet tissue.No wipes.Can wet toilet tissue with mineral oil.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Cream: Your dermatologist can diagnose and prescribe medication for this.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience 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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