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What should I do if I have an itchy anus for a week?

What should I do if I have an itchy anus for a week?

Don't scratch: A number of possibilities can cause anal itching. Some include irritation from feces, food sensitivities, (some spicy foods and coffee bother some people), hemorrhoids, contact allergies, yeast infection. If you can't figure it out, ask your doctor. ...Read more

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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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I have had an itchy anus for years. Someone help me permanently fix it?

I have had an itchy anus for years. Someone help me permanently fix it?

Sure: Most causes of anal itching especially if it is severe enough to wake you from your sleep are due to caffeine and excess moisture. Cut out all caffeine and beer, and keep the area dry with cornstarch powder, not talcum. Occassionaly pin worms can be a cause but usually in children playing in dirt. ...Read more

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I have an itchy anus. I have previously had hemeroids but have tried anusol and doesn't work.

I have an itchy anus. I have previously had hemeroids but have tried anusol and doesn't work.

Fiber, dry anus: Try taking a tablespoon of psyllium (such as metamucil) each day and apply calmoseptine around the anus 2-3 times per day for a couple weeks then as needed. If that doesn't take care of it, see a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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I have had an itchy anus. No worms. How to get rid of an itchy anus?

I have had an itchy anus. No worms. How to get rid of an itchy anus?

See a doctor: See a docotr to make sur eit is nothing serious, and can also be diet, avoid spicy and tomato foods, and eat bland food for a while. ...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 ongoing 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 am having symptoms of an itchy anus and pressure in the bladder, can you please advise ?

I am having symptoms of an itchy anus and pressure in the bladder, can you please advise ?

Need examination: Could be due to infection or constipation and hemorrhoids. An examination and check for parasites like pin worm ...Read more

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I have been experiencing an itchy anus. I was instructed by a doc to use some sort of vaginal creme, and it helped, but I forget what it was.

I have been experiencing an itchy anus. I was instructed by a doc to use some sort of vaginal creme, and it helped, but I forget what it was.

Prob a fungal cream: They probably recommended an anti-fungal cream like clotrimazole. If it is a fungal rash then any over the counter anti-fungal cream will work. You could use Lamisil (terbinafine) or clotrimazole cream, etc. Just remember that there are other potential causes for that itch, including hemorrhoids, parasites, etc. So you may still need an appt and physical exam. ...Read more

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I have itchy anus, I put goldbund talc and, zincoxide oint, the itch is less notable, should I keep doing it? There's rash, an open circular cut.

Anal issues: Sounds like you have an anal laceration or possible fissure, which should really be looked at and evaluated by a dr, (best a colo-rectal or GI doctor), so the best treatment can be started, good luck. ...Read more

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What could be causing my itchy anus?

Itchy anus: There are many causes — dry skin, hemorrhoids,, dry mucous membranes, certain parasitic worm infections. One other cause is left over fecal material that also causes irritation. ...Read more

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What can I use to cure an itchy anus?

Eliminate caffeine : Completely, keep the area dry with corn starch powder, use adult hygeine wipes to cleanse after a bm, do not use tucks, (witch hazel) baby wipes or talcum powder. ...Read more

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I have an occassional itchy anus what can be the cause im 30yrs of age?

I have an occassional itchy anus what can be the cause im 30yrs of age?

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, coffe, 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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I experience itchy anus after bm and after a while it goes away what could this be?

I experience itchy anus after bm and after a while it goes away what could this be?

PRURITIS ANI : PRURITIS ANI = ITCY ANUS Top causes are hemorrhoids/anal fissures./yeast infection It may also cause BRBPR. You need a full exam and rectal exam to make diagnosis. Lab work may be needed to Check for anemIa. If you still have symptoms stool cultures and a colonoscopy may be warranted. In the meantime stay well hydrated 64-80 oz water/dy. And gluten free with high fiber gutbliss.com ...Read more

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Itchy anus will prep h help?

Itchy anus will prep h help?

Posssibly: Hemorrhoids are one cause. Avoid excessive hygiene, coffee, tea, soda, citrus. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an itchy anus, why can't I get rid of it?

Could be a lot of : Reasons. You need to see your doc for a full history and a detailed anorectal exam. Most commonly its due to increase ingestion of coffee, beer, chocolates, tomatoes, spicy food, orange / grapefruit juice and nuts. Use baby wipes and try over the counter calmoseptine which works really well. A biopsy is also needed somwtimes if symptoms are not going away with conservative means. ...Read more

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Is an itchy anus or rectum also a symptom of an abscess down there?

Usually PAIN: Itchy anus often due to hemorrhoids, can be due to worms, skin irritation, fungal skin infection, psoriasis, lichen planus (skin condition), etc. Anal problems can lead to abscess (pus pocket)-generally very painful, with fever; itching would be the least of it. ...Read more

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Itchy anus, burns when wash, it looks like its open little cuts, irritated, what could it be? Please

Anal irritatation: If no anal sexual intercourse will likely be due to fecal irritation of anus, also possible are anal fissures. Have your pcp take a look. ...Read more

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Itchy anus for a few months and is painful when I go to the toilet. Can see 2 white tags half a cm from anus. Perineum is also swollen.

Itchy anus for a few months and is painful when I go to the toilet. Can see 2 white tags half a cm from anus. Perineum is also swollen.

Anal Fissure: What you described suggest anal fissure. It would help to keep your stool soft to give the tears time to heal. Use a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water so that your urine is colorless. If it does not get better in three months after having consistently soft stools it would be time to see a doctor.
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

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Could a yeast infection cause an itchy anus?

No: An itchy anus is rarely cause by yeast infection. It's usually caused by overwashing, resulting in dry, chapped skin and mucous membranes, or by overuse of skin products on an area that should generally be left alone. ...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 can I generally tell Haemorrhoids and Pinworms apart from each other as the cause of my severely itchy anus?

How can I generally tell Haemorrhoids and Pinworms apart from each other as the cause of my severely itchy anus?

Anal pruritis: Anal itching is a common problem. Causes include irritants such as perfumes, chemicals, or dyes in toilet paper, food irritants, infections, and hemorrhoids. There are risk factors for anal itching such as diseases, profuse sweating, fecal soilage, and more. Pinworms can be ruled out using the scotch tape test. ...Read more

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Hi for several weeks now Ive had an extremely itchy anus, and the area has developed a large patch of white skin. I'm white male, 55, good health UK?

Hi for several weeks now Ive had an extremely itchy anus, and the area has developed a large patch of white skin. I'm white male, 55, good health UK?

Have it checked out: Have a doc take a look at it to evaluate whether this could b fungal skin infection vs another skin condition. Good luck! ...Read more

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Self diagnosed pin worms (haven't seen any) due to itchy anus took my second dose (14 days apart) last week itching remains? Small brown specks dirt?

No Diagnosis: You are taking medication you do not name for a problem that has not been properly diagnosed? It is time to put the medication away and go get a real examination and testing and the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have an itchy anus?

"Pruritis Ani": There are many causes. Pinworms, hemorrhoids, yeast infections, poor hygiene, sexual practices, medications, lotions, creams and other topicals applied to the area may cause itching. Moisture from sweating or bathing suits may cause itching. Viral infections, maceration of skin from rubbing or scratching or other trauma may cause this as well. Try good hygiene, drying the area, and observe. ...Read more

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What are the causes of an itchy anus?

What are the causes of an itchy anus?

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, coffe, 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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Itchy anus and blood on tissue when I go toilet, is this concerning?

Yes: While hemorrhoids would be the most common cause of these symptoms many other things could be the cause. You should be examined to determine the real source of bleeding and itching. ...Read more

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Could eating gluten cause me to have an itchy anus after being to the toilet?

Pruritis Ani: Gluten sensitivity is not a common cause of itching. If the ingestion of glutnen leads to significant loose stool, it can compound itching. Pa is caused primarily from ph changes created by certain foods and trauma from excessive wiping. One simple way to test is to eliminate or minimize gluten but i typically recommend stool bulking with fiber to decrease ph and local care to limit trauma. ...Read more