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Is there a quick cure for anal itching (pruritus ani)?

Is there a quick cure for anal itching (pruritus ani)?

Multifactorial: Causes include excessive hygiene, pinworms, diet, anal leakage, hemorrhoids. Try avoiding soap and washcloth on anal area. Only warm water and your hand to cleanse in the shower. Avoid medicated wipes, just use soft toilet paper and wipe as little as possible. Avoid ingesting coffee, tea, soda, beer or citrus. ...Read more

Anal Itching (Definition)

Anal itching is a symptom in which a person has itching at his anus (where his stool/poop comes out). In children, anal itching may be caused by pinworms (little thread-sized worms about ...Read more


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Itchy anus (pruritus ani) causes? Especially since Vermox already tried.

Itchy anus (pruritus ani) causes? Especially since Vermox already tried.

Multifactorial: Causes include excessive hygiene, pinworms, diet, anal leakage, hemorrhoids. Try avoiding soap and washcloth on anal area. Only warm water and your hand to cleanse in the shower. Avoid medicated wipes, just use soft toilet paper and wipe as little as possible. Avoid ingesting coffee, tea, soda, beer or citrus. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of itchy and somtimes sores on the anus caused by pruritus ani?

How do you get rid of itchy and somtimes  sores on the anus caused by pruritus ani?

Don't wipe the area!: One of the common reasons for pruritus ani is excessive wiping of the anus. Repeated wiping can damage the skin around the anus and causes discomfort and itching and wetness of the area. The best way to clean the anus after bowel movement is to wash with water and gently dab dry. Also, if you have a sore or wound in that area it may need a biopsy to make sure there is no cancer or other lesion. ...Read more

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Had pruritus ani for years. I scratch every night. Recently noticed a little skin-coloured hard bump on wrinkly part of anus. No pain to touch. Ideas?

May need medical exa: A Physical examination from your doctor is the best way to know what is the cause of your anal problems. This bump could be pile(Hemorrhoid) but you need to be sure you are not missing/delaying the diagnosis of something more serious. if it was hemorrhoids, a local medication like Hydrocortisone may be useful to stop the itch. If the anal bump gets any bigger, then you should definitely go to Doct ...Read more

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Can fecal soiling/not cleaning well after bm cause irritation around outside/hairline of anus? Tiny blood, no fissure, itching. Doc said Pruritus Ani.

Can fecal soiling/not cleaning well after bm cause irritation around outside/hairline of anus? Tiny blood, no fissure, itching. Doc said Pruritus Ani.

Hygiene: Proper hygiene may help. Pruritis ani is an other way of saying itchy ass. You may help your cause by washing your bottom with water after every bowel movement and drying the skin with tissue paper. Use plain tissue paper without color or scent. If that helps you may wish to purchase a contraption like Toto Washlet to facilitate anal hygiene. ...Read more

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Red oval kinda raised bumps around anus, inside of cheek, very itchy, hurts really bad, worse when wiped, sound like warts or pruritus ani?

Red oval kinda raised bumps around anus, inside of cheek, very itchy, hurts really bad, worse when wiped, sound like warts or pruritus ani?

Either: unfortunately, your symptoms may be either one. You should definitely see your dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis. This is important as each has a completely different treatment. ...Read more

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What can I use to cure an itchy anus?

What can I use to cure an itchy anus?

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. ...Read more

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

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

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! ...Read more

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I experience itchy anus after bm and after a while it goes away what could this be ?

I experience itchy anus after bm and after a while it goes away what could this be ?

PRURITIS ANI : PRURITIS ANI = ITCY ANUS Top causes are hemorrhoids/anal fissures./yeast infection It may also cause BRBPR..You need a full exam and rectal exam to make diagnosis. Lab work may be needed to Check for anemIa. If you still have symptoms stool cultures and a colonoscopy may be warranted . In the meantime stay well hydrated 64-80 oz water/dy. And gluten free with high fiber gutbliss.com ...Read more

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Itchy anus will prep h help?

Posssibly: Hemorrhoids are one cause. Avoid excessive hygiene, coffee, tea, soda, citrus. ...Read more

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Anal And Rectal Diseases (Definition)

Anal and rectal diseases are conditions that effect the bottom end of the digest tract, including the anus. These conditions may include hemorrhoids, cancer, warts, ...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