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Can a yeast infection cause an extremely itchy anus?

Can a yeast infection cause an extremely itchy anus?

Yes: Yeast can affect anal skin as well as intertrigo, inverse psoriasis, food sensitivity, internal or external hemorrhoids, fissure etc. Topical Hydrocortisone is safe short term but get checked if it persists. ...Read more

Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

This is an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus - and it often is quite dangerous because the organism, the 'germ' has alot of virulence to it... it's very nasty in other words. You can see an ID doc to find out more about Staph infections, since they are experts in diagnosing and treating ...Read more


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Healed fungal infection however still have itchy anus? Been on tablets and cream treating over a month now been a nightmare need help

Healed fungal infection however still have itchy anus? Been on tablets and cream treating over a month now been a nightmare need help

This may help: Have you tried probiotics? Most people will get yeast infection if placed on antibiotics with out replacing you normal bugs in your gut. Give probiotics a try at the highest strength you can find in you health food stores. Try this for one month at least! ...Read more

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Could a yeast infection cause an itchy anus?

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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Is it possible for a yeast infection to lead to an itchy anus?

Is it possible for a yeast infection to lead to an itchy anus?

Unlikely: That would be very unusual. The most common causes of anal itching are over-washing, overuse of soap or chemicals, over-wiping, and over-scratching. The best solution is to leave it alone. ...Read more

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Painless, very itchy skin. Could this be a staph infection?

Painless, very itchy skin. Could this be a staph infection?

Staph infection: Staph infections are tender, painful, red swollen. There may be pus & blood. Fever can be high. See a dermatologist for your itchy skin. Antiseptics and antibiotics will make you worse. ...Read more

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Can a staph infection cause an itchy bumpy rash all over entire body?

Can a staph infection cause an itchy bumpy rash all over entire body?

Unlikely: Staph usually causes boils and abscesses (in some cases systemic invasion into the blood stream) except in atopic dermatitis where it can trigger an exacerbation of the skin condition. ...Read more

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Is it common to have red itchy skin after a staph infection has resolved?

Is it common to have red itchy skin after a staph infection has resolved?

Rash After Staph: A rash is an abnormal condition and reaction of the skin. A rash can be a symptom of a wide variety of mild to serious diseases, disorders and conditions. A rash can result from infection, irritation, inflammation, allergy, insect bites and other abnormal conditions. ...Read more

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Itchy, swollen, sore vagina and itchy anus. Could it be infection?

Itchy, swollen, sore vagina and itchy anus. Could it be infection?

Yes & no: Common yeast infections can cause your symptoms but so can more serious skin disorders. You must get an examination if topical antifungal treatment doesn't resolve the problem. ...Read more

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Apparently I have a staph infection, my vagina is itchy and red spots which turn into whiteheads keep popping up in diff places. What does this mean?

Apparently I have a staph infection, my vagina is itchy and red spots which turn into whiteheads keep popping up in diff places. What does this mean?

? Folliculitis: This sounds like folliculitis (inflammation of the hair follicle). Staph can cause it. But there are other things that can cause a folliculitis. You should have the contents of one of these "whiteheads" cultured to be sure it is staph before you accept an antibiotic. And if you shave your bikini area it could be you are spreading the problem. So, stop shaving for now, get treatment and new razors. ...Read more

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I was recently hospitalized with staph infection in my bloodstream. I have a rash on my face. Some redness and peeling on testicles and am very itchy.

Speak to your md: This could be an allergic reaction to either the medications or secondary to the infection. Staph in the blood is a severe infection so you should be on top of everything with your doctor until you are fully recovered. ...Read more

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My daughter has red itchy bumps on her arms and feet. What could be the cause? She was diagnosed with a staph infection but the bumps persist. Bed bugs were mentioned but she is the only person being bitten. Could this be an allergic reaction to something

My daughter has red itchy bumps on her arms and feet. What could be the cause? She was diagnosed with a staph infection but the bumps persist. Bed bugs were mentioned but she is the only person being bitten. Could this be an allergic reaction to something

This: This is tough to answer without a picture. There are several possibilities including bites (fleas or other), eczema or allergic contact dermatitis, lichen planus, folliculitis (staph infection), and others. I doubt bed bugs given the location. I would recommend you try a moisturizer such as cerave cream twice daily and if not better after a few days consider a trip to the dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options. Bites are common in kids so that is certainly a possibility. If they are bites, avoidance plus a steroid gel might be beneficial. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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What does a staph infection round anus look like? 10 yr old has very painful rash with pinprick size heads

What does a staph infection round anus look like? 10 yr old has very painful rash with pinprick size heads

Likely not staph: Staph would not be my first choice for that area. Group a strep or yeast would be a more likely agent. I would have your doc assess the area as the strep would have the same risk of problems as a strep throat.I have used the simple office strep test from an anal swab to confirm my suspicions. ...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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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?

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 on going 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 have an itchy anus. I think it is caused by sweating. Is it safe to put deoderant on my bottom?

I have an itchy anus. I think it is caused by sweating. Is it safe to put deoderant on my bottom?

Burns if has alcohol: 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

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Every time I poop, I cannot seem to get myself clean and then this leave me with a very itchy anus?

Every time I poop, I cannot seem to get myself clean and then this leave me with a very itchy anus?

What is itch from?: You may have a rash or infection, or otherwise irritated your sensitive skin in that area. Please have your doc check it. I know it's personal but that's what he/she is trained to do. ...Read more

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Itchy anus (due to cut?), large appetite (don't get full easily), loose stools (irritates the cut I have on my anus) could it be parasitic?

Itchy anus (due to cut?), large appetite (don't get full easily), loose stools (irritates the cut I have on my anus) could it be parasitic?

Of course, but it...: ...can be a problem that is GI related (e.g. Colonic/ rectal inflammation, mass, rectal/anal dysfunction, colonic dysmotility), parasites but may be extrinsic to the GI tract (dermatologic, bladder, and in women peri-uterine, vaginal). Exam is definitely warranted for diagnosis & appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Red, swollen and itchy anus. When I scratch, I get painful tears. Only have a BM once a week, been like this my whole life but my stools are normal?

Red, swollen and itchy anus. When I scratch, I get painful tears. Only have a BM once a week, been like this my whole life but my stools are normal?

Recommendation: BM once a week is the symptoms of constipation and can cause the swelling and even tears of anus. You can use laxative on daily basis to regulate the BM and a lot of cream for anus to help with irritations ...Read more

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I have an itchy anus hole, no rash or bumps or anything it just always itches and sometimes bleeds (may be from itching) I have psoriasis if it matters?

I have an itchy anus hole, no rash or bumps or anything it just always itches and sometimes bleeds (may be from itching) I have psoriasis if it matters?

Could be: It may be psoriasis but also may be pruritus ani, or "itchy bottom", especially if it wakes you from your sleep. The 2 most common causes are excess caffeine and excess moisture. See a colorectal specialist and get it diagnosed and treated properly. In the meantime stop all caffeine and replace with other fluids, and use cornstarch powder liberally on your bottom. No soaps and no talcum powders. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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 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

Dr. John Landi
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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