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Anus Anal Itching
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 on and off for long time. Upon looking I saw a purple area with a tear in it just inside anus. No pain ever just itching. how serious?
I've been having severe anal itching sometimes feeling like there are bugs crawling between vagina to anus. How do I get some relief?
Prescriptions : Analpram cream is often prescribed for your symptoms. You should use unscented soaps only such as dove unscented bar soap or aveeno (oatmeal) skin relief body wash. Use a hypoallergenic laundry detergent as well for underwear. Do not use wet wipes in the area. See a physician for prescription treatment. ...Read more
I have anal itching. Today i bought walgreens calahist medicated calamine lotion, but it says external use only. Can I use it on my anus?
What's the best and strongest OTC med for anal itching, irritation and swollen and inflamed area where I have extra skin between anus and vaginal area?
I've had on and off anal itching for a couple of years no other known symptoms i'm 16 and it's it feels as i there is a sore or 2 with a rash on anus?
See doctor: Need to see your family doctor to get this checked as there are many potential causes and only a direct exam can tell. ...Read more
Anal itching that results in bleeding and what looks like a clear liquid leaking, no pain. Seems to be from hemorrhoids and is only on the surface of the anus. Is there something topical that can help release the itching so it can heal w/out a dr?
Over the counter: creams for treatment of hemorrhoids are several, (e.g. Preparation H) you can use those, but keep the area clean and dry after bowel movements, cut your fingers short, avoid constipation,, etc.. If despite that you still have symptoms, you better see your doctor, online / self treatment then, won't help ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband has severe anal itching & itching near testicles &something (lumps or mass outside of his anus.small amount of blood every now and then?
What you described suggests hemorrhoids. It would be prudent to see a doctor to get treated.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Hello Doctor. I am a 43 year old female. 9 months ago I started to suffer from anal itching and I also have few tender lumps on my anus and rectum ?
I am experiencing diarrhea, passing gas, anal itching and anal pain and I feel tiny bumps inside of my anus there are close together bumpy and hard.
Few things : Sounds like you have a few different issues here. You need to set up appointment with your doctor for exam ...Read more
Anal itching, scratches around anus skin, light bleeding. No pain/normal bowel mov. Rectoscopy normal. Ongoing for years. What is the best treatment?
Clean: Anal itching can be a very tough symptom to cure. However, I have found the following procedure an excellent "almost" cure. Immediately after every bowl movement, wash the area with soap and water. Dry the area well and then either rub in otc Hydrocortisone cream or vasaline petroleum jelly. This routine works great and has been extremely successful with my patients. ...Read more
I am experiencing anal itching for the last 3 to 4 months. Now I'm always aware that I have an anus. On an itchiness scale: pbly 2 out of 10 . I've always farted a lot. and when at home I have frequent bowel movements (sometimes dark stool)?
Pruritis ani causes: 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 before treatm ...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
Can fecal soiling/not cleaning well after bm cause irritation around outside/hairline of anus? Tiny blood, no fissure, itching. Doc said Pruritus Ani.
Hygiene: Proper hygiene may help. Pruritis ani is an other way of saying itchy ass. You may help your cause by washing your bottom with water after every bowel movement and drying the skin with tissue paper. Use plain tissue paper without color or scent. If that helps you may wish to purchase a contraption like Toto Washlet to facilitate anal hygiene. ...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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had pruritus ani for years. I scratch every night. Recently noticed a little skin-coloured hard bump on wrinkly part of anus. No pain to touch. Ideas?
May need medical exa: A Physical examination from your doctor is the best way to know what is the cause of your anal problems. This bump could be pile(Hemorrhoid) but you need to be sure you are not missing/delaying the diagnosis of something more serious. if it was hemorrhoids, a local medication like Hydrocortisone may be useful to stop the itch. If the anal bump gets any bigger, then you should definitely go to Doct ...Read more