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Causes Of Itchy Anus
Itchy Skin: Itchy skin can be a result of medications. It can also be do to excessive dryness in you house in the winter time. This is known as winter itch eczema. Soaps and laundry detergents can also be responsible. Use a body cleanser like cetaphil and use all free & clear for you laundry. No fabric softeners! if it doesn't get better, do see a dermatoloigist. ...Read more
Many: Yeast infections are a common cause. Any vaginal discharge or leakage of urine can irritate the vulva. Scratching can cause tissue irritation and is counterproductive. Contact dermatitis is also very common on the vulva.Best to see a specialist for evaluation. On occasion a biopsy is necessary to determine the cause and best treatment. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
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
Allergic reaction: Rashes of sudden onset that are itchy are usually allergic in origin.Use of anti-itching cream seems to help. ...Read more
Yeast: Yeast infection is most commonly associated with itching in the vagina. It's a common problem and easily treated with over the counter medications. I typically recommend a 3, 5 or 7 day vaginal suppository for this. If you're unsure, you can also see your primary care physician, your ob/gyn, or urgent care and they can swab the vagina to confirm this. ...Read more
Please have this: Medically evaluated. It sounds like you have an infection. ...Read more
Small red blotchy spots along inside of vagina and lips. Mostly burning with some itching. Causes & treatment suggestions?
Many possibilities: There are multiple possible causes of anal itching (pruritus) including: infections (e.g. Pinworms, fungi, stds), hemorrhoids, dermatitis, anal leakage and/or poor anal hygiene and dietary irritants (e.g. Coffee, cola, beer, tomatoes, citrus, chocolate and tea). Balneol lotion (otc) is a soothing lotion that might provide some local relief. If symptoms persist you will need to see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small bump near anal hole...Reddish in colour and itching around penis corner of thighs and anal area...Smells also..Wht is it....?
Infection likely: Boils, anal fistula, ; pilonidal cysts can occur in area between anal opening ; genitalia ; often are painful, red, swollen and drain pus or foul smelling material. Soaking in tub with warm water with or without epsom salt may provide some relief if a boil or pilonidal cyst but both usually require antibiotics. A fistula usually requires surgery ; antibiotics. An exam of area is recommended. ...Read more
Why does diarrhea cause skin around anus to turn red and itchy & stingy? Is gastro-fluid erosive etc? Also the part of vagina near anus is red.
Developed a red rash at the base of vagina and inside small bumps vagina lips. Itches badly. Cause and cure?
Please seek: medical evaluation for an accurate assessment and treatment plan. Take care. ...Read more
Yes: Perianal itching is the most common presenting symptom of pinworm infestation & scratching the area can cause redness & irritation. The pinworm is a white, threadlike worm that migrates from the lower bowel where it lives to the perianal area to deposit eggs. Sometimes adult worms may be seen near the anus, particularly in the morning. If you're worried, go see a doc, there are tests & treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it often using gentle means. ...Read more
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