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What to do if i had salmonella and now I have anal itching, how can I stop this?

What to do if i had salmonella and now I have anal itching, how can I stop this?

See your doctor: Salmonella does not cause anal itch. Have your doctor check you, check for pinworms and check your blood sugar. ...Read more

Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more


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What to do if I have anal itching, help, i think i may have an std?

What to do if I have anal itching, help, i think i may have an std?

Can be due: To excessive caffeine especially if the itching wakes you from your sleep at night. Start but eliminating all caffeine sources for 10-14 days and see if it is better. ...Read more

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I have been tested for STDs and HIV and everything came negative. But I have anal itching while wiping, washing, or after intercourse. ?

I have been tested for STDs and HIV and everything came negative. But I have anal itching while wiping, washing, or after intercourse. ?

Exam : Anal itching is a common problem. Hemorrhoids or small tears can cause this. Cheap toilet paper and certain soaps can also cause. Try an over the counter hemorrhoid cream that contains steroids to see if that helps and schedule a visit for an exam. ...Read more

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Im 22 and after a bowel movement I have anal itching with leakage what is the chance its colon cancer?

Not likely: Anal leakage and itching are not common signs of colon cancer, especially for someone your age. However, these are uncomfortable and concerning symptoms and should be checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have extreme anal itching and a sore neck ?

I have extreme anal itching and a sore neck ?

Sx's: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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I have been having anal itching since 3 days mostly only at night...what should i do?

I have been having anal itching since 3 days mostly only at night...what should i do?

Try cream first: Try thorough cleansing with gentle soap and water one or two times a day, then applying over the counter hydrocortisone 1% cream at night for a few days. If the itching continues, you need to get seen by a doctor. It is likely caused by a fissure or hemorrhoid that should calm down with the above treatment, but it could be an infection that needs further treatment. ...Read more

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I've been having anal itching for 6 months.i've tried med for worms and some creams but nothing helped. What could it be? Help I am desperate

I've been having anal itching for 6 months.i've tried med for worms and some creams but nothing helped. What could it be? Help I am desperate

Needs exam: If you already got treated for worms and still having problem means you need to have it examined to rule out rash or any other conditions which may need different treatment approach ...Read more

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If I have proctitis or anal itching because of the antibiotics i took for chlamydia what do I do does it go away on its own ?

If I have proctitis or anal itching because of the antibiotics i took for chlamydia what do I do does it go away on its own ?

Yeast infection.: You may be experiencing an overgrowth of yeast after taking antibiotics. The balance which normally exists in the anal area can be thrown off by antiobiotic therapy. Try using over the counter monistat, but use twice a daily to the area for one week. If no resolution, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I've been having anal itching lately x1wk used new soap no hemorrhoids don't want to get tested for GI parasite i will freak out! can I take OTC w/o dx?

I've been having anal itching lately x1wk used new soap no hemorrhoids don't want to get tested for GI parasite i will freak out! can I take OTC w/o dx?

Itchy Butt; 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, coffee, 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! dont use soap on your botto. ...Read more

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I have lots of anal itching. Sometimes it appears as if it may leak a liitle stool. I've noticed my stools are softer. My doctor said I have hemerroid?

I have lots of anal itching. Sometimes it appears as if it may leak a liitle stool. I've noticed my stools are softer. My doctor said I have hemerroid?

Pruritis ani causes: Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.) should be considered. Hemorrhoids & rectal prolapse can appear as an outward bulging. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Skin eruptions need to be considered. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious versus less concerning reasons for your problem before treatment. ...Read more

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I am 19 weeks pregnant and saw what looked like a small worm in my stool. I also have some anal itching, should I take Pin X?

I am 19 weeks pregnant and saw what looked like a small worm in my stool. I also have some anal itching, should I take Pin X?

Not yet: What you have seen may not have been a worm. Let your doc or obstetrician know, so that you can have your stool checked for ova and parasites. Do not take any medicine until prescribed. ...Read more

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Im 29. I sometimes have minor anal itching after showering at night and spotting of bright red blood on toilet paper after bowel movements. Why?

Pinworms, hemorrhoid: Nighttime anal itching can be a sign of pinworms. See your doctor for help with diagnosis and treatment. Minor bleeding like you described may be from an anal fissure or hemorrhoids. Stool softeners can help to avoid aggravating these, but if bleeding persists see a doctor to confirm there is no other reason for bleeding. ...Read more

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I have a problem with anal itching it keeps itching feels like something is crawling and tingling there and sometimes feels like bumps are there ?

I have a problem with anal itching it keeps itching feels like something is crawling and tingling there and sometimes feels like bumps are there ?

See doctor: The potential causes range from a contact allergy , pinworms, or rarely even food allergy. Get checked out. Sometime soap getting trapped in the area may be the cause as well and you need to be sure that you spread your lower cheeks to rinse off the soap when showering ( the water restriction -> reduced showering time may also be the reason) . ...Read more

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I've been having severe anal itching sometimes feeling like there are bugs crawling between vagina to anus. How do I get some relief?

Prescriptions : Analpram cream is often prescribed for your symptoms. You should use unscented soaps only such as dove unscented bar soap or aveeno (oatmeal) skin relief body wash. Use a hypoallergenic laundry detergent as well for underwear. Do not use wet wipes in the area. See a physician for prescription treatment. ...Read more

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What are the causes and advised treatment for anal itching ? I've been having intermittent anal itching for the past 2 years. Albendazole didn't help

What are the causes and advised treatment for anal itching ?

I've been having intermittent anal itching for the past 2 years. Albendazole didn't help

THe most: Common cause of anal itching especially if it wakes you from your sleep is caffeine followed by excess perspiration. Do not use witch hazel! cut out all caffeine and use corn starch powder on your bottom when getting dressed and whenever you feel dampness or itching in that area. Avoid petroleum based creams of any kind. ...Read more

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Hi,I have severe genital and anal itching.does herpes cause this problem.

Hi,I have severe genital and anal itching.does herpes cause this problem.

Possibly: See a doctor and get checked for why you are itching. Could be other thing. ...Read more

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I have been having some anal itching inside and outside after bathing. I do not have anal sex. What can cause this itchy sensation?

Irritation: This may reflect superficial irritation, a common problem related to hygiene, as this area is often difficult to clean adequately. It could also reflect a skin infection or a parasitic infestation. Pinworm infection is relatively common in children, although parents can then be exposed. Itching from pinworms is usually most severe at night. A doctor will assess the area and offer treatment. ...Read more

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I have severe prostatitis and anal itching, a urethral swab has revealed thrush (candida). Could this be the cause of my symptoms?

I have severe prostatitis and anal itching, a urethral swab has revealed thrush (candida). Could this be the cause of my symptoms?

No: If you culture there you will grow a variety of organisms, including yeast. Assuming you are taking antibiotic for prostatitis. you will have increased candida. You may need treatment for this. Candida does not cause severe prostatitis. It may be responsible for some itch. Anal itch is usually due to fecal soiling. Avoid scrubbing. After a BM, first clean with paper, then clean with lotion INSIDE ...Read more

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If I have anal pruritus itch, and i scratch myself , can I cause myself a skin opening, otherwise skin fisura on anus?

You certainly : Could cause soft tissue trauma by continuous scratching, not necessarily an actual anal fissure as this is slightly different then soft tissue trauma from scratching. The important thing would be to see a physician to find the cause of the continued itching at such a young age. ...Read more

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