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What causes anal itching beside pinworms?

What causes anal itching beside pinworms?

Most common problem: Is hemorrhoids. Try tub baths a few times a week instead of shower, use pre-moistened wipes in a dabbing rather than "sandpaper" motion, prep h is worth a try. If this doesn't work, pcp or medical GI help. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Pinworms (Definition)

Pinworms is a condition in which a person (often young children, sometimes parents of young children) has little parasites called pinworms in his large intestine and his poop. Pinworms are threadlike worms about half an inch long, causing the main symptom of butt-itching or butt-scratching in kids. Treatment is usually ...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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My 6 year old has hemmorhoid, causes anal itching (checked, no pinworms). Can I use preparation h on her? Will give her a fiber diet, more water too

My 6 year old has hemmorhoid, causes anal itching (checked, no pinworms). Can I use preparation h on her?  Will give her a fiber diet, more water too

Yes: The most important thing is to solve the constipation problem that led to the hemorrhoids. High fiber, more water is great. Short term use of preparation h for her symptoms would be fine. Also, make sure she is not afraid to have a bowel movement because it may have been painful in the past - which leads to fecal retention, making the constipation worse. If she is, talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Vaginal itching and discharge also a lot of anal itching cud it be pinworms ?

Vaginal itching and discharge also a lot of anal itching cud it be pinworms ?

Anal itching: Yes, sometimes pin worms could affect the vulva area, but more likely two different problems. ...Read more

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Anal itching for 2 months, Dr thought pinworms. Prescribed albenza 8 days ago, anus still itches like crazy. Should itch have stopped? Is it working?

Anal itching for 2 months, Dr thought pinworms. Prescribed albenza 8 days ago, anus still itches like crazy. Should itch have stopped? Is it working?

Intertrigo/fungal: Likely due to fungal or intertrigo. Pinworms less likely. I would recommend washing 2-3x a day, drying in front of fan, applying very small amount of baking soda. You can try athletes foot spray too. Do this for 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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I have pinworms. had albendazole(1 tablet a week) for 5 weeks now. and it's not working. same anal itching .. please what should i do?

I have pinworms. had albendazole(1 tablet a week)  for 5 weeks now. and it's not working. same anal itching .. please what should i do?

Separate issue: The anal itching is causes by an allergic reaction to the glue like mucous PW eggs are deposited in around the anus. Place hydrocotizone cream on the area 2X daily to treat the itching.A cold wash of the affected skin can give temporary relief.You may or may not be re-infected by PW, but symptomatic relief will take targeted therapy. ...Read more

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Yesterday unexpectedly i got anal itching and i don't know why. What could it be? Usually it itches during the morning and night, not the afternoon.

Yesterday unexpectedly i got anal itching and i don't know why. What could it be? Usually it itches during the morning and night, not the afternoon.

Rash or pinworms? : This is a common symptom of a pinworm infection. It is not life-threatening and easy to treat. See your doctor and explain what's going on. You could also have a rash that might need a non-prescription cream or ointment. Itchiness in that area is common, and a quick visit with the doctor should be diagnostic and helpful. ...Read more

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What is pruritus ani if not pinworms? Is it allergic in some way?

What is pruritus ani if not pinworms?  Is it allergic in some way?

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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Why does HIV cause anal itching?

HIV: Anal itching is such a common symptom and there are so many things that can cause that would place HIV infection way down on the list. Is it possible? My policy is to never say never. ...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


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