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A 23-year-old male asked:

when ever i finish going to the toilet about an hour later i get all itchy around the anus i wipe well i had a pile a few months ago?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Itching after BM: Hi you may get some relief for a time from the preparation wipes. Preparation h is witch hazel--which is an herb for anti-itching. These wipes in this post hemorrhoid time are soothing.
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Too much wiping: Often "wiping well" causes trauma to the skin around the anus that will lead to chronic itching. Using moist wipes often allow "getting clean" without excessive wiping and trauma. A short course of a mild topical steroid can be helpful for the itching when more important causes have been ruled out.

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Last updated Apr 14, 2013

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