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What are the causes and advised treatment for anal itching ? I've been having intermittent anal itching for the past 2 years. Albendazole didn't help

What are the causes and advised treatment for anal itching ?

I've been having intermittent anal itching for the past 2 years. Albendazole didn't help

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 is the treatment for anal itching that is best and has fewest side effects?

What is the treatment for anal itching that is best and has fewest side effects?

See your doctor: There are multiple different causes for anal itching. I would recommend seeing your doctor so they can evaluate you to determine the cause and prescribe the appropriate treatment based on what they find. ...Read more

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Hi i m medival student please dr tell me treatment of anal itching?

Hi i m medival student please dr tell me treatment of anal itching?

Etiology: Figure out the cause first. Then you know the treatment- could be pinworms, contact dermatitis, or one of many other things, suggest you see a dr for an exam. ...Read more

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Why don't men want to go to doctors? My husband has anal itching, and I feel I have to drag him in to be seen. What will happen to him without treatment?

Why don't men want to go to doctors? My husband has anal itching, and I feel I have to drag him in to be seen. What will happen to him without treatment?

It depends: It depends on what is causing the anal itching. One thing that will happen is that he will continue to have the itching and it won't get better. If he wants to feel better he will need to see a doctor to determine the cause to treatment can be done. There are multiple causes for this such as pinworms, hemorrhoids, etc. You need the right diagnosis and treatment to get better! ...Read more

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Could my vaginal and anal itching be related? And what could've caused the irritation? Is there an OTC med/treatment I can try?

Could my vaginal and anal itching be related? And what could've caused the irritation? Is there an OTC med/treatment I can try?

Yes but . . .: Yes, itching could be related but w/o more info, much less examination, there's no way to tell. You can try any number of vaginal and hemorrhoid creams (use only as directed!) but for definitive treatment, you'll need to go see your Family Doc, GYN or Planned Parenthood for evaluation. ...Read more

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Anal itching, scratches around anus skin, light bleeding. No pain/normal bowel mov. Rectoscopy normal. Ongoing for years. What is the best treatment?

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

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What are possible causes and treatments for anal itching?

At least 5 causes: Causes--most commonly results from failure to clean the area after a bowel movement. Others inclued some foods and drinks that may irritate the anus, some powerful antibiotics, chemical irritation or skin allergy in the anal area, and intense cleaning after a bowel movement. Less often, an anal itch may be a symptom of an illness that affects the anal area. The treatment would depend on the cause. ...Read more

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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 for 2 months, Dr thought pinworms. Prescribed albenza 8 days ago, anus still itches like crazy. Should itch have stopped? Is it working?

Intertrigo/fungal: Likely due to fungal or intertrigo. Pinworms less likely. I would recommend washing 2-3x a day, drying in front of fan, applying very small amount of baking soda. You can try athletes foot spray too. Do this for 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Is there a quick cure for anal itching (pruritus ani)?

Is there a quick cure for anal itching (pruritus ani)?

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

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I feel like anal itching intermittent and suddenly back , I don't know why !

Pin Worms: Intense anal itching can be caused by a type of worm called pin worms. They are very common. The itching from pin worms is usually worse at night. These worms are easily treated, see your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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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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What can I do to treat anal itching?

What can I do to treat anal itching?

Get evaluated: Pruritus ani is a difficult problem that can have variable causes including irritation from soaps used, fecal material if there any issue with incontinence, infection as well as more concerning problems including malignancy. If over the counter Hydrocortisone or pramasone are not useful and the condition persists, it's best to get evaluated by a doctor. ...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 would a woman need to know about anal itching?

What would  a woman need to know about anal itching?

Pruritis ani: 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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What is this anal itching inside and around my anus ?

Need an exam.: Causes of this can be eczema, yeast infections, parasites,hemorrhoids,improper cleansing of the area after bowel movements,a bacterial infection. See your doctor. ...Read more

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