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Stop Pinworm Itching
I wouldn't: I don't know if you mean by eating or applying the butter but neither would do much. Local cleaning with antiseptic wipes followed by a 1% hydrocortizone cream will generally end the itching within days. ...Read more
See below: For pruritus ani of unknown cause treatment typically begins with measures to reduce irritation and trauma to the perianal area. Stool softeners can help prevent constipation. If this is not effective topical steroids, capsaicin, or injected Methylene Blue may be tried. If the itchiness is secondary to another condition such as infection or psoriasis these are typically treated. ...Read more
No; Dr. can evaluate: There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... But not on real research). One can ask the doctor for scabies treatment and pinworms treatment (different prescription medications are needed). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Finding the cause.: Causes of vaginal itching include yeast infections; vaginitis; contact w chemicals (douches, detergent, feminine spray, contraceptive foam/ jelly or ointments or creams); stress; pinworm; menopause (vaginal drying); precancerous lesions ; stress. Your gynecologist can assess to determine the cause ; to develop a treatment plan. ...Read more
Unexplainable itching all over? My clothes, bedding, hair and body are clean. Tablets help but if stopped, itching returns. Itching creates red area.
Dry Skin: Generalized itching without primary skin rash most commonly caused by dry skin. Most severe during the winter months and in older people, characterized by itching in areas of dry, scaly skin. Lab work can check if there is an underlying cause: CBC/diff, liver/renal function tests, and thyroid workup. Treat with daily moisturzation and better skin hygiene. Non-sedating antihistamines for itch. ...Read more
That's what I do :): Your question made me smile. I do the same thing with insect bites that are very itchy. I think it helps because what you are doing by using your fingernail to make a cross on the skin where it itches loads the nerve with a pain sensation which overpowers the itch receptors and helps relieves the itch. ...Read more
Maybe.: Pinworms could cause itching during the day, especially if you are infested with a lot of them. Other causes are possible, like a dermatitis from a soap, detergent or fabric softener, or even cleaning to often. See a doc to see if pinworms are the problem. You can collect the eggs at home See http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pinworm/basics/tests-diagnosis/con-20027072 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vicious cycle: This is fairly common. Something (could be anything) triggered itching, so you scratched it, which made it itch more, which makes you scratch more, and on and on. The solution is to stop scratching, which breaks the cycle. I realize that is hard. A dermatologist can give you creams and anti-itch medications to help you. Aveeno oatmeal baths will help as well. ...Read more
No itching at night....intermittent vaginal itching and tickling anus during the day...pinworms or some other infection?
Yes.: 31 y/o male asks Can worms cause anal itching? Yes, is the simple answer. Just about any worm that inhabits the Digestive System can cause itching but Pinworm is most often the commonest culprit. They lay their eggs in the anal skin folds while one sleeps and that can cause intense itching. Easy to treat with OTC medications and best to treat the entire household if possible. If worried See MD ...Read more