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I've been having severe anal itching sometimes feeling like there are bugs crawling between vagina to anus. How do I get some relief?

I've been having severe anal itching sometimes feeling like there are bugs crawling between vagina to anus. How do I get some relief?

Prescriptions : Analpram cream is often prescribed for your symptoms. You should use unscented soaps only such as dove unscented bar soap or aveeno (oatmeal) skin relief body wash. Use a hypoallergenic laundry detergent as well for underwear. Do not use wet wipes in the area. See a physician for prescription treatment. ...Read more

Anal Itching (Definition)

Anal itching is a symptom in which a person has itching at his anus (where his stool/poop comes out). In children, anal itching may be caused by pinworms (little thread-sized worms about ...Read more


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What can cause severe anal itching, if I don't have hemorrhoids?

What can cause severe anal itching, if I don't have hemorrhoids?

Anal pruritis: Anal itching of an intense nature is usually due to infection. If it's not an std then it may be pinworms. Ask your primary care physician to screen for this. ...Read more

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Hi,I have severe genital and anal itching.does herpes cause this problem.

Hi,I have severe genital and anal itching.does herpes cause this problem.

Possibly: See a doctor and get checked for why you are itching. Could be other thing. ...Read more

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I have severe prostatitis and anal itching, a urethral swab has revealed thrush (candida). Could this be the cause of my symptoms?

I have severe prostatitis and anal itching, a urethral swab has revealed thrush (candida). Could this be the cause of my symptoms?

No: If you culture there you will grow a variety of organisms, including yeast. Assuming you are taking antibiotic for prostatitis. you will have increased candida. You may need treatment for this. Candida does not cause severe prostatitis. It may be responsible for some itch. Anal itch is usually due to fecal soiling. Avoid scrubbing. After a BM, first clean with paper, then clean with lotion INSIDE ...Read more

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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. ...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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Anus (Definition)

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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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more