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Do doctors see a lot of patients with pruritus ani?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with pruritus ani?

Yes: Pruritis ani is a fairly common, and frustrating, irritated skin condition which causes a lot of itching of the delicate skin around the anus. Causes are usually "irritants" such as soap, body lotion, shampoo (and then more scratching!). Avoiding soaps, cleansing with just warm water, and sometimes oral anti-itch medications will typically take care of it. ...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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Which type of doctor should I see for pruritus ani?

Which type of doctor should I see for pruritus ani?

2 most common: Causes of pruritus ani in adults is caffeine and excess moisture. So, cut out all cafeine and use corn starch powder liberally and frequently on the affected area. ...Read more

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Can fecal soiling/not cleaning well after bm cause irritation around outside/hairline of anus? Tiny blood, no fissure, itching. Doc said Pruritus Ani.

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

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I have been experiencing an itchy anus. I was instructed by a doc to use some sort of vaginal creme, and it helped, but I forget what it was.

I have been experiencing an itchy anus. I was instructed by a doc to use some sort of vaginal creme, and it helped, but I forget what it was.

Prob a fungal cream: They probably recommended an anti-fungal cream like clotrimazole. If it is a fungal rash then any over the counter anti-fungal cream will work. You could use Lamisil (terbinafine) or clotrimazole cream, etc. Just remember that there are other potential causes for that itch, including hemorrhoids, parasites, etc. So you may still need an appt and physical exam. ...Read more

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Itchy anus/lower vagina (on the vulva) for months, I've been to the doctor and tried everything from yeast, hemorrhoids, BV. Literally everything :(?

Itchy anus/lower vagina (on the vulva) for months, I've been to the doctor and tried everything from yeast, hemorrhoids, BV. Literally everything :(?

Biopsy the area: Chronic vulvar itchy is not a rare issue. If common approaches do not work then a yeast culture should be done as well as a biopsy of the vulva. Lichen sclerosis and lichen simplex complex are two common disorders that often get missed. They can be confirmed by biopsy and treated with Clobetasol. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get pruritus ani?

Do a lot of people get pruritus ani?

Yes, very common: Puritis ani describes itching around the anus. It has many causes including excessive or inadequate wiping, moisture (chapped), sensitivity to scented toilet paper or laundry products, superficial yeast infection, and pinworms. Try to change your toileting habits, use a protective cream or anti-fungal cream. If these don't help see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have read a lot about it and figured that I have pruritus ani, is there a cure?

I have read a lot about it and figured that I have pruritus ani, is there a cure?

Keep reading: And figure out the cause. You can even check yourself for pinworms if you have a kid's microscope. Your physician can advise you from here. ...Read more

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Itchy anus for a few months and is painful when I go to the toilet. Can see 2 white tags half a cm from anus. Perineum is also swollen.

Itchy anus for a few months and is painful when I go to the toilet. Can see 2 white tags half a cm from anus. Perineum is also swollen.

Anal Fissure: What you described suggest anal fissure. It would help to keep your stool soft to give the tears time to heal. Use a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water so that your urine is colorless. If it does not get better in three months after having consistently soft stools it would be time to see a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. ...Read more

Itchy Anus (Definition)

Pruritus ani is itchiness at the anus. It can be due to a number of causes, such as rashes, hemorrhoids, or as is common in children, ...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