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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is it necessary to find a pinworm, or can the doctor prescribe medicine just for butt itching?

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Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Many causes of itch: Lots of things can cause anal itching...Finding a worm or the eggs narrows the the diagnosis.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
????????????: If you want to treat butt itching use a cold wash wrag and apply OTC hydrocortisone twice a day.That helps if you have PW or not. Since food intolerance, food allergy, yeast, strep and many other agents can cause an itchy butt, your chance of getting relief by assuming the cause is minimal.

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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