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Recurring Anal Itching
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. ...Read more
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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