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Itchy Painful Rectum
I have an anal fissure, now I have a rash around my rectum that is painful and itchy...please help?
See your doctor: With anal fissures, it is likely you have seepage of stool or liquid from the rectum that is irritation the skin, It can be very hard to keep the area clean and dry when this starts to occur. Have you seen anyone about surgery for the fissure. I would recommend you do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
9 yr old son showed me 2 areas 1" above his rectum, look like skin tags, itchy painful, a lot of white spots within the tags. Concerning?
I have a row of very painful itchy blisters under my right breast.I also have a burning itching in my rectum area.Do you think these 2 issues related?
Hard to know: without seeing you, Maryamj, but it sounds like you might have a fungal infection which can occur in any tight space where there is trapped sweat and is called intertrigo. These infections are especially common in diabetics, so you should be checked for that, especially if you have a family history or are overweight. Meanwhile, try Cruex powder and keep the areas very dry, perhaps with tissue. ...Read more
Pruritus ani: Pruritus ani is a medical condition that causes an itchy rectum. A number of foods have been associated with this condition: spices, hor sauces, pepper, coffee, tea, carbonated beverages, milk products, tomatoes, tomato products, white bread. You may want to delete some of these foods and see it that helps. Other causes include pinworms, hemorrhoids, psoriasis, diabetes and yeast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Intertrigo: Intertrigo (intertriginous dermatitis) is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation. Intertrigo frequently is worsened or colonized by infection, which most commonly is candidal but also may be bacterial, fungal, or viral. Intertrigo commonly affects the axilla, perineum, inframammary creases, abdominal folds. ...Read more
TimetoStopThDryClean: Could be you're not wiping that area enough after you unload. Try moistening the toilet paper a bit with some water (cold, not hot) and wipe thoroughly; also, try and push inside a bit to clean out that rim. If that doesn't work, keep doing that anyways and get some antifungal cream at the drug store and try using that three times a day for a week and if that doesn't work write back, there's more ...Read more
Had an itchy rectum on and off for about 5 months, feel constipated and have had swabs taken that show nothing . What could this be?
Possibly hemorrhoids: have a doc take a look inside with a scope ...Read more
See below: A common cause of anal itching in adults is called pruritus ani, leaving pinpoint spots of blood on the tissue from superficial skin inflammation. The most common causes are caffeine and excess moisture. Eliminate caffeine and keep the area dry with corn starch powder, not talcum powder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer