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Anal Itching And Pinworm
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anal itching: Yes, sometimes pin worms could affect the vulva area, but more likely two different problems. ...Read more
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
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
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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