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Doctor insights on: Parasites And Anal Itching In Children

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I've been having anal itching lately x1wk used new soap no hemorrhoids don't want to get tested for GI parasite I will freak out! Can I take OTC w/o dx?

I've been having anal itching lately x1wk used new soap no hemorrhoids don't want to get tested for GI parasite I will freak out! Can I take OTC w/o dx?

Itchy Butt; Caffeine: Is the most common cause of anal itching not hemorrhoids as stated win the ads. Pinworms can be another cause usually in children after playing in the dirt. But cokes, coffee, tea, chocolate, and energy drinks like red bull have lots of caffeine leading to severe itching and bleeding, even waking you from your sleep at night clawing at your bottom. Stop the caffeine! Don't use soap on your botto.

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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.

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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.

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Anal itching. What can I take/?

Anal itching. What can I take/?

Most common problem: Is hemorrhoids. Try tub baths a few times a week instead of shower, use pre-moistened wipes in a dabbing rather than "sandpaper" motion, prep h is worth a try. If this doesn't work, pcp or medical GI help.

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What can I do for anal itching?

What can I do for anal itching?

Cream: Your dermatologist can diagnose and prescribe medication for this.

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I would like help with anal itching?

I would like help with anal itching?

Itchy Butt; Caffeine: Is the most common cause of anal itching not hemorrhoids as stated win the ads. Pinworms can be another cause usually in children after playing in the dirt. But cokes, coffee, tea, chocolate, and energy drinks like red bull have lots of caffeine leading to severe itching and bleeding, even waking you from your sleep at night clawing at your bottom. Stop the caffeine!

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What causes anal itching and how do I relieve it?

What causes anal itching and how do I relieve it?

Many causes: Many causes, including worms, hemorrhoids, and allergies.Needs a doctor to check it out properly.

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What is the definition or description of: Anal itching?

What is the definition or description of: Anal itching?

Anal itching: Unpleasant sensation that creates the urge to scratch oneself in the anal or perianal area.

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Why does HIV cause anal itching?

Why does HIV cause anal itching?

HIV: Anal itching is such a common symptom and there are so many things that can cause that would place HIV infection way down on the list. Is it possible? My policy is to never say never.

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Does gym clothes cause anal itching?

Does gym clothes cause anal itching?

Maybe: You could be sweating or be sensitive ot material, colr etc. Wash after workout and use desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) cream as barrier on top of hydrocortisone. If it persists and occurs at other times have area evaluated for hemorrhoids, fissures, etc.

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I feel anal itching for an extended period?

I feel anal itching for an extended period?

Anal Itching: Anal itching makes me think of pin worms or yeast. If the itching is worse at night, then it may be pinworms. You could do a "tape test" (do an online search for this or just ask here). If it is itchy most all the time, then it makes me think it is yeast. Are you a diabetic? Diabetics are more likely to have problems with yeast. Yeast infections also often occur after antibiotics.

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How come some people have anal itching or rash?

How come some people have anal itching or rash?

ANAL ITCHING: Anal itching can be caused by many things. Rough toilet paper, spicy foods, diarrhea, psoriasis, pinworm infection, yeast infections, hemorrhoids (piles), diabetes, antibiotics, soaps, clothing, laundry detergents, etc. Check with your doctor if it persists.

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Can allegra (fexofenadine) be used for anal itching?

See you doctor: See you doctor to see what is the cause of the anal symptoms and treat it appropriately.

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What are possible causes and treatments for anal itching?

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.

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Is it ok to use preparation h for anal itching / dryness?

Don't recommend: Anal itching is usually due to excessive caffeine intake or excessive moisture. Prep h won't hurt but probably won't help if either of the above are the cause. Correct the cause.

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What should I cut down in order to get rid of anal itching?

Anal itching: If your itching is due to hemorrhoids then you need to cut spicy foods out of your diet. Try to avoid sitting for long periods of time. Have you Dr. Determine if you have intestinal parasites to make sure you are treating the rite thing

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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.

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