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Can worms course anal itching?

Can worms course anal itching?

Yes.: 31 y/o male asks Can worms cause anal itching? Yes, is the simple answer. Just about any worm that inhabits the Digestive System can cause itching but Pinworm is most often the commonest culprit. They lay their eggs in the anal skin folds while one sleeps and that can cause intense itching. Easy to treat with OTC medications and best to treat the entire household if possible. If worried See MD ...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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Is tinactin (tolnaftate) a cure for anal fissures?

Is tinactin (tolnaftate) a cure for anal fissures?

No: Tinactin (tolnaftate) is for fungal infections. It won't treat anal fissures, though it may keep them free of fungus! ...Read more

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Anal itching from pinworms vs. Hemorrhoids?

Anal itching from pinworms vs. Hemorrhoids?

It can actually: Be from either pinworms or hemorrhoids. Your physician should be able to help differentiate these. Take care. ...Read more

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Is acetonide cream for anal yeast infection?

Is acetonide cream for anal yeast infection?

Triamcinolone: This steroid cream would not treat anal yeast infections, and in fact might make them worse. If, however, used in conjunction with an antifungal preparation it may help to alleviate some of the symptoms associated with yeast infections. ...Read more

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Can vaginal yeast infection spread to anus?

Can vaginal yeast infection spread to anus?

YES IT CAN: Yes it is possible as yeast can spread anywhere it is moist and dark including anus, but not that common. ...Read more

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Can Metamucil cure anal fissures?

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Can Metamucil cure anal fissures?

Part of Treatment: Anal fissures are usually related to passing hard constipated stool or other trauma to the anal canal. Keeping your stools soft with fiber (metamucil) is only part of the treatment. Drink plenty of water as well. May need medicated creams to help as well, see your doctor to know what you need to do. ...Read more

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Anusol for anal fissures ?

Ok to use Anusol: But just as important is to be sure to be eating a high fiber diet and most importantly drinking 80-100oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily, more if you workout strenuously. There are other meds that work better but if no repsonse to above after2 months you may need surgery to avoid complications such as an abscess. See a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause anal itch?

Can a yeast infection cause anal itch?

Yes: The skin and soft tissues react to the yeast by producing rash and sometimes discharge. They can be very itchy. ...Read more

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Tinea versicolor (fungal skin infection) risk of recurrence?

Tinea versicolor (fungal skin infection) risk of recurrence?

Yes: This condition tends to recur. Best way to minimize recurrence is after infection is adequately treated, use over the counter anti-dandruff shampoo a few times a week as a "body soap" on the area affected by infection. This will help keep the causative yeast under better control. ...Read more

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Can fungus cause anal clear itchy discharge?

Can fungus cause anal clear itchy discharge?

Yeast seems unlikely: This may be possible, but I doubt yeast is the most likely explanation. Some other infection or inflammatory bowel disease may be more likely. If you are the receptive partner in anal sex, and if at risk for STDs, gonorrhea or chlamydia are possible, or possibly herpes but less likely without substantial pain. Rectal cancer could do it. The main thing is to see a doctor and take it from there. ...Read more

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Is there a natural treatment for vaginal yeast infections, nail fungus and jock itch?

Is there a natural treatment for vaginal yeast infections, nail fungus and jock itch?

Topical antifungal: Treatment for mycotic or fungus nails include debridement or thinning of the nails and topical antifungal (tolfanate 1%). There is a product this is plant based called fungal free nail solution applied twice daily. ...Read more

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Can vaginal yeast infections spread to the anus easily?

Can vaginal yeast infections spread to the anus easily?

Yes,if conditions rt: The yeast that causes the vaginal yeast infection is also normally in the stool. The close proximity of the areas allows cross contamination of the site & a possibility of a diaper rash like change around the anus. This is not likely to occur if the skin of the anus is healthy & dry but increases if raw & wet.Inflammation from scratching or bacterial infections can also lead to yeast overgrowth. ...Read more

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Can hemmrrhoids trigger yeast infection?

Can not think of: An physiologic reason that hemorrhoids would cause yeast infections. ...Read more

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Can hemmorhoid creams cause yeast infections?

Can hemmorhoid creams cause yeast infections?

Petroluem: Based creams can trap moisture on the skin and being a dark moist area it is a fertile region for yeast to grow. Best to keep the area dry with corn starch powder. ...Read more

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Are ringworms, athlete's foot, or jock itch kinds of tinea infection?

Are ringworms, athlete's foot, or jock itch kinds of tinea infection?

Yes: All fungal infections and treatments are mostly the same. See a dermatologist or your medical doctor. If it is severe, then pills may be needed. ...Read more

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Is penis fungal infection contageous through oral sex?

Is penis fungal infection contageous through oral sex?

Yes: If you have a yeast infection on your penis, it is conceivable that it could be given through oral sex, especially if the other person has some underlying susceptibility to the fungus, be it diabetes, hiv, or other immune dysfunction. ...Read more

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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more