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Anal Sores (Overview)

Anal sores is a symptom in which a person's anus (where his stool/poop comes out) has spots of broken skin (sores or ulcers) on it. Infection and autoimmune disease (when a person's own immune system is over-active against himself) can cause anal sores.


Anal Sores (Overview)

Anal sores is a symptom in which a person's anus (where his stool/poop comes out) has spots of broken skin (sores or ulcers) on it. Infection and autoimmune disease (when a person's own immune system is over-active against himself) can cause anal sores.


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I have anal sores. What is causing this?

I have anal sores. What is causing this?

Anal sores: Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.) should be considered. Hemorrhoids & rectal prolapse can appear as an outward bulging. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Skin eruptions need to be considered. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious versus less concerning reasons for your problem as described. ...Read more

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Treating Cold Sores (Checklist)

See a dentist for a prescription as soon as it "tingles"
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Ask dentist about using a diode laser to help cold sore heal faster
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Don't touch it, kiss someone, or share eating utensils
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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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I have anal sores. What is causing this?

Anal sores: Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.) should be considered. Hemorrhoids & rectal prolapse can appear as an outward bulging. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Skin eruptions need to be considered. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious versus less concerning reasons for your problem as described. ...Read more

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Treating Canker Sores (Checklist)

Check to see if your recurrent canker sores are tied to stomach reflux
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Consider trying an "SLS-free" toothpaste. You could have an allergy.
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If a sore doesn't heal within 2 weeks, have it checked by your doctor
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Try to sleep well and manage stress as they can cause flares
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My bf has anal sores what is causing this?

My bf has anal sores what is causing this?

Perianal sores: This could be a sexually transmitted disease or bacterial infection. I recommend evaluation and culture of the lesions. ...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