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Brachioradial itch: Brachioradial pruritus is a neurogenic itch syndrome of the upper extremities. Symptoms include localized itching along the skin of the dorsolateral forearm overlying the brachioradialis muscle (hence the name). Symptoms can also involve the upper arms and shoulders. Cause is not well understood ...Read more
2 gps have diagnosed puritis ani but cannot figure out a cause. Can you help me fix it? Its been a year now and i can't take it!
Pruritis ani: For the most part, gp/fp/im/peds/gyn doctors can diagnose & treat pruritis ani. There are times the help of their dermatology or colorectal colleagues is needed. Conditions such as psoriasis, contact dermatitis, paget's disease, malignancies (eg, squamous cell cancer), etc. May sometime not be diagnosed until a biopsy is performed or specialist consulted. Psychological factors are considered. ...Read more
Itching with water: Please consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3179019/ For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Psychogenic itch: Psychogenic itch is a general or localized itch that occurs in the setting of psychiatric illnesses or somatoform disorders. Examples include itch in obsessive compulsive disorders, depression, and delusions of parasitosis. Increased psychological stress may be associated with the development of symptoms. ...Read more
None of them: If you've got a man itch that doesn't respond to good hygiene and topical tolnaftate or another antifugnal, get seen by your physician. If you have cancer-phobia, learn about the cancer family of diseases and how effective surveillance is in catching them early when they're curable. Stop troubling yourself like this -- life's difficult enough already. ...Read more
If I have anal pruritus itch, and i scratch myself , can I cause myself a skin opening, otherwise skin fisura on anus?
You certainly : Could cause soft tissue trauma by continuous scratching, not necessarily an actual anal fissure as this is slightly different then soft tissue trauma from scratching. The important thing would be to see a physician to find the cause of the continued itching at such a young age. ...Read more
Pruritis Ani dx & tx: Pruritis ani is an annoying itching, sometimes with burning, soreness, worse at night, in 1-5% of people (4x likelier in males). Treatment depends on causes: infection (fungal, parasitic, bacterial, std), local irritants (moisture, soaps, diet, drugs), dermatitis (psoriatic, atopic, seborrheic), cancer, hemorrhoids, fissures, fistulae, rectal prolapse, fecal contamination (diarrhea, incontinence). ...Read more
Yes, very common: Puritis ani describes itching around the anus. It has many causes including excessive or inadequate wiping, moisture (chapped), sensitivity to scented toilet paper or laundry products, superficial yeast infection, and pinworms. Try to change your toileting habits, use a protective cream or anti-fungal cream. If these don't help see your doctor. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Pruritis ani can be very frustrating (and itchy!) but rarely causes serious trouble. However if ignored, and scratched, it is possible to develop local secondary infection, and even abscess, so i don't recommend "ignoring" any persistant symptom: your body is trying to tell you something! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer