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A 30-year-old male asked:

i have an occassional itchy anus what can be the cause im 30yrs of age?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
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 dirt. But cokes, coffe, tea, chocolate, and energy drinks like red bull have lots of caffeine leading to severe itching and bleeding, even waking you from your sleep at night clawing at your bottom. Stop the caffeine!

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I have an itchy anus?

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"Pruritis Ani": There are many causes. Pinworms, hemorrhoids, yeast infections, poor hygiene, sexual practices, medications, lotions, creams and other topicals applied to the area may cause itching. Moisture from sweating or bathing suits may cause itching. Viral infections, maceration of skin from rubbing or scratching or other trauma may cause this as well. Try good hygiene, drying the area, and observe.
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What should I do if I have an itchy anus for a week?

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Don't scratch: A number of possibilities can cause anal itching. Some include irritation from feces, food sensitivities, (some spicy foods and coffee bother some people), hemorrhoids, contact allergies, yeast infection. If you can't figure it out, ask your doctor.
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What could be causing my itchy anus?

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Itchy anus: There are many causes - dry skin, hemorrhoids, , dry mucous membranes, certain parasitic worm infections. One other cause is left over fecal material that also causes irritation.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of an itchy anus?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
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 dirt. But cokes, coffe, tea, chocolate, and energy drinks like red bull have lots of caffeine leading to severe itching and bleeding, even waking you from your sleep at night clawing at your bottom. Stop the caffeine!
A 36-year-old member asked:

What can I use to cure an itchy anus?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Eliminate caffeine : Completely, keep the area dry with corn starch powder, use adult hygeine wipes to cleanse after a bm, do not use tucks, (witch hazel) baby wipes or talcum powder.

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