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why does my anus itch

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
38 years experience Family Medicine
Lots of reasons: Fungal infections are common. A contact dermatitis from something left by laundry in your clothes. Infections, pin worms, hemorrhoids, etc...The list ... Read More
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
?pinworms: Perianal nocturnal itching is a classical symptom of pinworms.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Anal itch: Anal itching is rather common and can be caused by perianal dermatitis, pinworms(usually in children), fissures, too little or too much hygiene, frict ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Pruritis Ani dx & tx: Pruritis ani is an annoying itching, sometimes with burning, soreness, worse at night, in 1-5% of people (4x likelier in males). Treatment depends on ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Very likely: Overwiping and overwashing, especially with soap, are very common causes of anal itching.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Anal itching: Dietary factors and fecal soilage account for the majority of patients with anal itching, or pruritus. Coffee, cola, beer, tea, tomatoes, and citrus f ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Anal itching: One possibility is that you have a yeast infection but there are other possibilities also. Please see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Peace ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
41 years experience Addiction Medicine
Hard to say: I would be concerned about a flat wart but it really needs to be evaluated and even possibly biopsied to know for sure.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
19 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Most commonly : Related to dietary habbits.Avoid increase ingestion of coffee, beer, chocolate, spicy food, tomatoes, grapefruit or orangejuice and nuts.Use baby wipe ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
36 years experience Gastroenterology
Anal itching: Try preparation h(otc) and see your doctor.
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