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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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Anal itching only at night for more than six years. Tried out so many things but no help. Any home remedy which i can try out? Please help. Thanks.

Anal itching only at night for more than six years. Tried out so many things but no help.  Any home remedy which i can try out? Please help. Thanks.

Worms?: I wonder if you have worms? Have you been checked? There are several things that cause anal itching, usually either yeast or parasites. You should be checked for both to see if you have them, it would then help you because you could get treated for it. ...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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I've got almost unbearable exterior anal itching, can you suggest a remedy?

I've got almost unbearable exterior anal itching, can you suggest a remedy?

Too many questions..: Not enough information to give a definite answer. Any swelling or drainage? Any stool leakage? Rash? A real answer will require this information and an examination of the area. Could be hemorrhoids, yeast infection or several other things. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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

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