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A 39-year-old male asked:

recently i have had a really itchy rectal area. i have just taken a deworming tablet. it is itchiest at night. is there anything i can take or a cream i can use?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: Anal itching can be triggered by food allergies, bacterial or fungal infections in addition to "worms". Anal application of an anti-fungal or hydrocortizone cream may help some. Since a group A strep infection can trigger this in some cases an office evaluation & specific treatment may be needed.

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Last updated Nov 15, 2019

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