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Can methylisothiazolinone in wet wipes be the cause of anal itching and skin irritation in that area?

Can methylisothiazolinone in wet wipes be the cause of anal itching and skin irritation in that area?

yes if u r allergic: Isothiazolinone is a preservative which can be an allergic contact sensitizer. It is on virtually every patch test kit dermatologist use. If you want to see if you are allergic, wipe some on your left inner arm, occlude with a band aid x 48 hrs. Remove it and look in another 48hrs to see if you have a raised red rash. If you do, you've made the diagnosis! ...Read more

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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


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What can cause severe anal itching, if I don't have hemorrhoids?

What can cause severe anal itching, if I don't have hemorrhoids?

Anal pruritis: Anal itching of an intense nature is usually due to infection. If it's not an std then it may be pinworms. Ask your primary care physician to screen for this. ...Read more

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Causes for anal itching/cracking? Could me having a yeast infection make my butt area itch as well?

Causes for anal itching/cracking? Could me having a yeast infection make my butt area itch as well?

Hemorrhoids: These are a very common cause of itching around the anus. Over the counter creams can help. Best to get it checked out by your primary care provider to be sure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What can be the cause of constant anal itching?

What can be the cause of constant anal itching?

THe most: Common cause of anal itching especially if it wakes you from your sleep is caffeine followed by excess perspiration. Do not use witch hazel! cut out all caffeine and use corn starch powder on your bottom when getting dressed and whenever you feel dampness or itching in that area. Avoid petroleum based creams of any kind. ...Read more

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What could cause anal itching, dryness and sores?

What could cause anal itching, dryness and sores?

Candidiasis: Chronic overgrowth from cadida albicans can result in anal, and oral disturbances. Avoid white flour products, excessive sugar. Consider that mercury exposure from foods and dental fillings may be making your gut more hospitable to this yeast infection. ...Read more

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What can be the underlying cause of extreme anal itching that is present all the time and quite unbearable to avoid itching? Ongoing for 2 years.

What can be the underlying cause of extreme anal itching that is present all the time and quite unbearable to avoid itching? Ongoing for 2 years.

Pin worm infestation: Probably you have systemic candidiasis which Western medicine accepts it very reluctantly or not at all. Change diet to no grain,no dairy & very low carbohydrate diet.Many books & protocols are available in print & online. See your doc to test for the parasite & specific treatment needed. Have you been on repeated antibiotics? Some immuno compromising process is going on.Take probiotics,yogurt. ...Read more

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Does vag wash cause anal itching?

Does vag wash cause anal itching?

Itching: It sure could cause the itching. I would stop using it and see if the itching resolves. ...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


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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