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I have a flaky and itchy scalp and my anus itches really bad at times. What could this be?

I have a flaky and itchy scalp and my anus itches really bad at times. What could this be?

Scalp/Anal Itch: It sounds as if you have two contions. The scalp may be a condition called seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. The anal itch can be due to many things: toilet paper, foods, medications, soaps or detergents, improper cleansing the anal area, and more. See your physician; he/she can usually iron these problems out. Shampooin daily with a tar shampoo may help the scalp. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Red oval kinda raised bumps around anus, inside of cheek, very itchy, hurts really bad, worse when wiped, sound like warts or pruritus ani?

Red oval kinda raised bumps around anus, inside of cheek, very itchy, hurts really bad, worse when wiped, sound like warts or pruritus ani?

Either: Unfortunately, your symptoms may be either one. You should definitely see your dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis. This is important as each has a completely different treatment. ...Read more

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Itchy anus (pruritus ani) causes? Especially since Vermox already tried.

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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How do you get rid of itchy and somtimes sores on the anus caused by pruritus ani?

How do you get rid of itchy and somtimes sores on the anus caused by pruritus ani?

Don't wipe the area!: One of the common reasons for pruritus ani is excessive wiping of the anus. Repeated wiping can damage the skin around the anus and causes discomfort and itching and wetness of the area. The best way to clean the anus after bowel movement is to wash with water and gently dab dry. Also, if you have a sore or wound in that area it may need a biopsy to make sure there is no cancer or other lesion. ...Read more

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I have an itchy scalp and two small bumps at the bottom of my head on either side. Could this be allergy related since it is fall? I have been sweating a lot as well due to increase in exercise. Skin on body itches as well.

I have an itchy scalp and two small bumps at the bottom of my head on either side. Could this be allergy related since it is fall? I have been sweating a lot as well due to increase in exercise. Skin on body itches as well.

Sounds more: Like an infected scalp and the "lumps" may be enlarged lymph glands which drain the scalp!
A "hands on" exam is indicated and an anti-dandruff
shampoo with a course of oral antibiotics may be indicated!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Hi. I have dry, itchy, scalpy, flaky, cracking skin around my anus and on buttlocks. It itches very bad. How can I treat that?

Hi. I have dry, itchy, scalpy, flaky, cracking skin around my anus and on buttlocks. It itches very bad. How can I treat that?

It sound to me: By the areas involved that you may have PSORIASIS!

My suggestion is that you start by seeing a Board Certified Dermatologist...there are many TREATMENTS if that is the diagnosis.

Over the counter steroid (cortisone) is a FIRST AID you can try....but check with your PCP for any other treatment if you cannot see a Dermatology specialist soon!
Hope this helps!

Dr z ...Read more

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Blood in stool white pimple looking things on anus and descoloration of the skin around the anus. Itches at some times and causes it to smell backther?

Blood in stool white pimple looking things on anus and descoloration of the skin around the anus. Itches at some times and causes it to smell backther?

Possible infection: While it may be nothing serious. ... There is the possibility that there is an underlying anal infection (abscess). .. Possibly cause by an anal fistula (small connection into the anus).
Try a protective ointment - like anusol - and warm baths with epsom salts.
However, if it persists, do see a proctologist who can properly diagnose your condition.
All the best, peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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My anus itches really bad a lot, what could it be from. I'm 20 years old and really clean. Any ideas?

My anus itches really bad a lot, what could it be from. I'm 20 years old and really clean. Any ideas?

Other causes: This can also be from hemorrhoids or pinworm infection. Get checked out by your doctor to determine the actual cause. ...Read more

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I've Pruritus ani for about 6 years. I'm active & not overweight. Daytime I get itchy for 5 mins or so on/off. Nightime it wakes me. Never drank coffee?

I've Pruritus ani for about 6 years. I'm active & not overweight. Daytime I get itchy for 5 mins or so on/off. Nightime it wakes me. Never drank coffee?

Lotion: Use lotion. Aveeno (oatmeal) is good. There are others. After a bowel movement, use lotion on bathroom paper to clean the skin and also inside. You will discover that dry paper did not always clean the area. In the shower, use only your hands to clean there. Whenever it feels wet or itchy, often after a fart, go immediately to the toilet and clean with your lotion. Carry a small bottle of lotion everywhere. ...Read more

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I am a black male and have a very itchy scalp with a patch in my head that won't stop itching I have shaved my hair and that same spot still bothers?

I am a black male and have a very itchy scalp with a patch in my head that won't stop itching I have shaved my hair and that same spot still bothers?

Itchy scalp: It may be a little bit of a yeast/fungal infection. That can happen on the scalp, or anywhere on the body. Try an anti-fungal cream twice a day for 2 weeks (something with clotrimazole or miconazole, for example). Avoid steroid creams as they can thin the skin and affect the color over time. If the anti fungal cream doesn't help, go see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a itchy scalp without flaking, scaling, dandruff, red or inflammed areas. The severe itching seems to only happen while I sleep. Please help!?

Itchy scalp: Try a dandruff shampoo in the shower every night. Use a Hydrocortisone liquid solution after the shampoo if you still itch. If there is no relief, see a dermatologist. Otc shampoos include head & shoulders, selson, dhs, nizoral, (ketoconazole) tsal, tgel, etc. The generics should also work. ...Read more

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I m looking for cure of seboric dermatitis. Suffring with facial dandruff with itching and redness, and hair dandruff with itchy scalp and hair fall.

I m looking for cure of seboric dermatitis. Suffring with facial dandruff with itching and redness, and hair dandruff with itchy scalp and hair fall.

Seborrheic dermatiti: Seborrheic dermatitis tends to be chronic, and there's usually no strategy that stops it permanently. But treatments, including many you can try at home, may control your signs and symptoms during a flare-up. Anti fungal agents that you want to look for in the products you buy are: ketoconazole, ciclopirox, terbinafine (lamisil), zinc pyrithione, coal tar, and salacylic acid. ...Read more

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My family and I have an itchy scalp and itchy anus what could be causing this please?

Multiple: This could be caused by multiple things. Did this happen after going to a hotel of some sort and everyone came back with same symptoms. Or is this an on going thing? It is important to get a proper history to be able to find out what could be causing it. It could be seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis or it could be a parasite or it could be a yeast or fungal or something else. ...Read more

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I have a small puffy white bubble-like spot on my anus - itches, and when ointment is applied feels like a cut. What could this be (not a hemorrhoid)?

I have a small puffy white bubble-like spot on my anus - itches, and when ointment is applied feels like a cut. What could this be (not a hemorrhoid)?

Wart: If you take the common hemorrhoid off the list, Genital warts could present like that as well as herpes. Best to have it seen by a physician In person to get a solid diagnosis and plan. ...Read more

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I got a handjob from a girl with herpes. My anus itches and was wondering if I could have got herpes from a handjob or could it be from something else?

I got a handjob from a girl with herpes. My anus itches and was wondering if I could have got herpes from a handjob or could it be from something else?

Slow Down: Anus itching is not in any way a symptom of herpes. First, congratulation on having a sexual encounter. Second, what is the real problem here? Getting a hand job does not in any way put your anus at risk for anything. Why would you even spend a second trying to connect the two? ...Read more

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My anus itches but there's no blisters. Is this herpes?

My anus itches but there's no blisters. Is this herpes?

No...: Herpes would be painful. Anal itching is most commonly caused by either hemorrhoids or a fungal dermatitis. Get checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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White bump above anus itches and bleed sometimes when I wipe what could it be no anal sex no pain anywhere no trouble using bathroom?

White bump above anus itches and bleed sometimes when I wipe what could it be no anal sex no pain anywhere no trouble using bathroom?

Exam needed: This could be a hemorrhoid, skin tag, cyst or even a growth. It's best to be examined by your physician or a proctologist for diagnosis, advice and treatment especially since this lesion bleeds so easily. ...Read more

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My anus itches, I've tried a few things, but it just seems to always itch when I have it. What do I do?

My anus itches, I've tried a few things, but it just seems to always itch when I have it. What do I do?

Most commonly: Related to dietary habbits. Avoid increase ingestion of coffee, beer, chocolate, spicy food, tomatoes, grapefruit or orangejuice and nuts. Use baby wipes and pay an attention to if certain foods make your symptoms worse. Calmoseptine oint works really well. There are several other sources as well including hemorrhoids, drainage from fistula, warts and some benign rashes. If no improve see your doc. ...Read more

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My anus itches I had a pimple that is gonenow but yet it still itches ans feels like something is movin in the anus what is it?

Many things: Your sensation of movement is concerning and raises the question of parasites. This is especially concerning if you have traveled outside the country. Otherwise, it is most likely a small abscess or hemorrhoid. If this becomes worse or does not resolve, I would seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Anus itches probably from excessive wiping. Tried hemorrhoid and steroid cream, helped but didn't clear it up. What should I do?

Anus itches probably from excessive wiping. Tried hemorrhoid and steroid cream, helped but didn't clear it up. What should I do?

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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When my anus itches after I poop, is it more likely to be hemorrhoids or worms?

When my anus itches after I poop, is it more likely to be hemorrhoids or worms?

It could be either: Hemorrhoids and worms both itch. A md can tell the difference on examination. ...Read more

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My anus itches. I have anal mucus. I get nauseous twice a week. My feces are inconsistent shapes. My weight is fluctuations rapidly. Acid reflux?

My anus itches. I have anal mucus. I get nauseous twice a week. My feces are inconsistent shapes. My weight is fluctuations rapidly. Acid reflux?

Proctocolitis?: Acid reflux has nothing to do with this. Sounds like rectal or colon inflammation (proctocolitis). Maybe worse-than-usual irritable bowel syndrome, but it's also possible you have inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis), celiac disease, or other serious intestinal problem. If you're gay and have had anal sex, STDs are possible. See your doctor or a gastroenterologist soon. ...Read more

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My anus itches when I poop. Kind of mucusy when I wipe. Itches a little after I poop as well. I have ibs. Is this IBS or what? Can I still be sexually acti

My anus itches when I poop. Kind of mucusy when I wipe. Itches a little after I poop as well. I have ibs. Is this IBS or what? Can I still be sexually acti

Pruritus ani: Pruritus ani (also known as anusitis) is the irritation of the skin at the exit of the rectum, known as the anus, causing the desire to scratch. The intensity of anal itching increases from moisture, pressure, and rubbing. At worst, anal itching causes intolerable discomfort that often is accompanied by burning and soreness. It is estimated that up to 5% of people get this. Avoid anal sex 4 comfort ...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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