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A 21-year-old female asked:

I have an itchy anus cud it be pinworms i don't see any in my stool but it's itching really bad ?

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Dr. Julan Crane
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Itching anus: Yes it certainly could be. That would require a prescription.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Might....but..: Anal itching from PW's is not from the worms but a skin reaction to the glue like material the eggs are deposited in around the anus. You can have a similar reaction or itch to yeast (from stool) bacteria, food allergies & many other things. There are over the counter pinworm meds you can try, but don't be surprised if they don't work. A little 1% hydrocortisone cream can sometimes help the itch.
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Last updated Jan 14, 2018

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