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What can I do for pruritis ani? It's driving me crazy.

What can I do for pruritis ani? It's driving me crazy.

See below: For pruritus ani of unknown cause treatment typically begins with measures to reduce irritation and trauma to the perianal area. Stool softeners can help prevent constipation. If this is not effective topical steroids, capsaicin, or injected Methylene Blue may be tried. If the itchiness is secondary to another condition such as infection or psoriasis these are typically treated. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with Pruritis ani over 10 years ago after a colonoscopy. It has not gone away. What can I do?

I was diagnosed with Pruritis ani over 10 years ago after a colonoscopy. It has not gone away. What can I do?

See dermatologist: Sometimes adjusting your bowel habits and types of under garments worn can lessen the condition. Also, oatmeal bath soaks will help with the itching. There are specific prescription creams that can often help resolve the condition. ...Read more

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Needing pruritis ani remedy. Itch is driving me crazy.?

Needing pruritis ani remedy. Itch is driving me crazy.?

See below: For pruritus ani of unknown cause treatment typically begins with measures to reduce irritation and trauma to the perianal area. Stool softeners can help prevent constipation. If this is not effective topical steroids, capsaicin, or injected Methylene Blue may be tried. If the itchiness is secondary to another condition such as infection or psoriasis these are typically treated. ...Read more

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Is a pain in the butt pruritus ani, or is pruritis ani only supposed to itch?

Is a pain in the butt pruritus ani, or is pruritis ani only supposed to itch?

Itch: The word "pruritis" means itch. If it's pain, not itch, then the word will usually have the suffix "algia.". ...Read more

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What kind of cream can I use for pruritis ani? Remos IB was given to me, but I read up on it and it saids to treat insect bites so I've never tried

What kind of cream can I use for pruritis ani? Remos IB was given to me, but I read up on it and it saids to treat insect bites so I've never tried

Try the medications: Doctor gives you. They have much more experience than you and many medications are used for multiple purposes. Forget Dr. Internet. ...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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Can pruritis ani contribute to getting anal fissures? Had surgery, eat a high fiber diet, take softeners and still get reoccurring fissures. What now?

Can pruritis ani contribute to getting anal fissures? Had surgery, eat a high fiber diet, take softeners and still get reoccurring fissures. What now?

Pruritis: Prurutis ani is itching due to irritation. If you still having repeated anal fissure, you might want to see gastroenterologist to make sure you don't have fistula to suggest Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis ...Read more

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I have been having some anal itching inside and outside after bathing. I do not have anal sex. What can cause this itchy sensation?

I have been having some anal itching inside and outside after bathing. I do not have anal sex. What can cause this itchy sensation?

Irritation: This may reflect superficial irritation, a common problem related to hygiene, as this area is often difficult to clean adequately. It could also reflect a skin infection or a parasitic infestation. Pinworm infection is relatively common in children, although parents can then be exposed. Itching from pinworms is usually most severe at night. A doctor will assess the area and offer treatment. ...Read more

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I am continuously having labia and anal itching. Now have a rash under my armpit and my nostrils are itchy. Can this be a yeast infection?

I am continuously having labia and anal itching. Now have a rash under my armpit and my nostrils are itchy. Can this be a yeast infection?

You need to be check: Labial and anal itching may or may not be due to yeast infection and other conditions also need to be checked
so see your doctor and find out what you have. ...Read more

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What treats anal itching?

What treats anal itching?

If an adult: And pin worms is not a consideration, caffeine and excess perspiration are the two main causes. ...Read more

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How to stop Anal itching?

How to stop Anal itching?

Treat the cause: One of the most common causes of rectal itch is yeast infection. Pay attention to personal hygiene- wash rectal area after each bowel movement with water like using a plant watering can. Pat dry it with tissue paper and apply ITC anti fungal such as monistat twice a day. If not better in 2-3 days see PCP ...Read more

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How to control anal itching?

How to control anal itching?

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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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How is anal itching treated at home?

How is anal itching treated at home?

Before treatment...: 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 before treatment. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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How do I deal with an anal itching problem?

How do I deal with an anal itching problem?

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. ...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 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. ...Read more

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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?

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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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. ...Read more

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I am feeling anal itching from few days......What should I do?

Anal itching: See your doctor to rule out pinworms, especially if you work with toddlers. There can be other causes as well. ...Read more

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Anal itching for a year now, don't know what is wrong. What should I do?

Anal itching for a year now, don't know what is wrong. What should I do?

See a doctor: Many causes of anal itching- see your primary care physician and let him evaluate the causes. ...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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