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How to treat anal pruritis ?

How to treat anal pruritis
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Difficult problem: This can be very difficult to treat. Working through possible causes is critical as a first step. Local infections or irritations, or itching as a sign of a systemic problem like crohn's should be addressed directly. If no clear cause, a very short course of topical steroids can help, but caution with too strong or too long. Some rx meds can help (elavil). Omt & acupuncture have helped my patients. ...Read more

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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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Why is my anus so itchy?

Why is my anus so itchy?

Parasites or Yeast: The most common cause of anal itching (also called pruritis ani) are intestinal parasites or an overgrowth of yeast in the colon. Sometimes food reactions can cause itching and this should be easy to track down. ...Read more

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How is it that my anus is itchy?

How is it that my anus is itchy?

Anti-hemmorhoidals,,: Anti-hemmorhoidal ointment should help this. It has soothing, pain relieving chemicals that stop itching and burning. It is likely best to use this after pasing stools and cleaning yourself. ...Read more

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Itchy anal rash?

Itchy anal rash?

See a Doctor: See the doctor for a complete evaluation since this could be an infectious process or a fissure or hemorrhoid. ...Read more

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I have an itchy anus?

I have an itchy anus?

"Pruritis Ani": There are many causes. Pinworms, hemorrhoids, yeast infections, poor hygiene, sexual practices, medications, lotions, creams and other topicals applied to the area may cause itching. Moisture from sweating or bathing suits may cause itching. Viral infections, maceration of skin from rubbing or scratching or other trauma may cause this as well. Try good hygiene, drying the area, and observe. ...Read more

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What could be causing my itchy anus?

What could be causing my itchy anus?

Itchy anus: There are many causes - dry skin, hemorrhoids, , dry mucous membranes, certain parasitic worm infections. One other cause is left over fecal material that also causes irritation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of an itchy anus?

What are the causes of an itchy anus?

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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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

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more