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What causes an itchy anal cleft?

What causes an itchy anal cleft?

Yeast: Any area were skin meets skin tends to become moist. This can allow for our own natural surface bacteria and yeast to grow. Yeast often tend to overgrow and cause itching. I recommend keeping the area dry with powder like zeasorb (over the counter) which keeps yeast counts down. ...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


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Small cluster of spots on cleft of chin itchy and sore also glands in neck below chin are swollen and sore to touch. What is the likely cause?

Small cluster of spots on cleft of chin itchy and sore also glands in neck below chin are swollen and sore to touch. What is the likely cause?

Herpes: Sounds like herpetic lesions and the reaction of regional lymph glands! This would be more likely than not ORAL herpes ("cold sore") type. Check it out with your Primary Care Provider!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What is the cause of itchy anal glands?

What is the cause of itchy anal glands?

A few things: It could be hemorrhoids or an anal fissure (though a fissure is usually painful). You can try "Calmoseptine" cream once or twice daily, sold at local drug stores usually or online. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of itchiness around my anus and also noticed blood when I wiped after doing number 2?

What could be the cause of itchiness around my anus and also noticed blood when I wiped after doing number 2?

Hemorrhoid.: It sounds like you might have a hemorrhoid. Hemorrhoids can cause itchiness or even pain in this area, and they will tend to bleed because they are dilated veins. ...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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Can fungus cause anal clear itchy discharge?

Can fungus cause anal clear itchy discharge?

Yeast seems unlikely: This may be possible, but I doubt yeast is the most likely explanation. Some other infection or inflammatory bowel disease may be more likely. If you are the receptive partner in anal sex, and if at risk for STDs, gonorrhea or chlamydia are possible, or possibly herpes but less likely without substantial pain. Rectal cancer could do it. The main thing is to see a doctor and take it from there. ...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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Could eating gluten cause me to have a itchy anus after being to the toilet?

Could eating gluten cause me to have a 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

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My husband has constantly itchy, burning anus. Not a lot of spicy foods. He is 61 years old and has never has colonoscopy. What could be the cause?

My husband has constantly itchy, burning anus. Not a lot of spicy foods. He is 61 years old and has never has colonoscopy. What could be the cause?

Depens (penicillamine): Some times perianal itching has an underlying cause such as hemorrhoids, fissure, fistulars, certain skin conditions. Many times there is no obvious cause. Itching in and of itself is not an indication for a colonoscopy but being over 50 is. ...Read more

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Whenever I belly breathe (rise my belly) I get a weird sharp itchy feeling in my anus. What is the cause?

Whenever I belly breathe (rise my belly) I get a weird sharp itchy feeling in my anus. What is the cause?

Belly and anus: When you perform that maneuver you are probably prolapsing some anal and rectal tissue which produces those sensations. If you are troubled with chronic anal or rectal itching, burning, pain, blood on toilet tissue you may have anal fissure or hemorrhoids. Consult a proctologist or colorectal SURGEON as needed. ...Read more

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Does yeast infection cause itchy anal bumps?

Does yeast infection cause itchy anal bumps?

Anal bumps: Would not be anticipated from a yeast infection. ...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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Do pinworms cause an itchy red rash around the anal area?

Do pinworms cause an itchy red rash around the anal area?

Yes: Perianal itching is the most common presenting symptom of pinworm infestation & scratching the area can cause redness & irritation. The pinworm is a white, threadlike worm that migrates from the lower bowel where it lives to the perianal area to deposit eggs. Sometimes adult worms may be seen near the anus, particularly in the morning. If you're worried, go see a doc, there are tests & treatment. ...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 do you get rid of itchy and somtimes sores on the anus caused by pruritus ani?

How do you get rid of itchy and somtimes sores on the anus caused by pruritus ani?

Don't wipe the area!: One of the common reasons for pruritus ani is excessive wiping of the anus. Repeated wiping can damage the skin around the anus and causes discomfort and itching and wetness of the area. The best way to clean the anus after bowel movement is to wash with water and gently dab dry. Also, if you have a sore or wound in that area it may need a biopsy to make sure there is no cancer or other lesion. ...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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In the middle of the night, my anal is so itchy, is it the cause of the anal skin tag itches my anal? Can I leave it alone?

In the middle of the night, my anal is so itchy, is it the cause of the anal skin tag itches my anal? Can I leave it alone?

Pin worm: Pin worm is one of the few parasites still endemic in the US. Your symptoms are more suggestive of pin worm than the skin tag. Pin worm can be treated with oral medication, however you need to see your doctor to get tested for it first. ...Read more

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I have red itchy rash from the anus to the vagina what might be the cause and how can I treat them?

I have red itchy rash from the anus to the vagina what might be the cause and how can I treat them?

Need eval.: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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I get really hard stool which cause an itchy on the outer face of anus! Blood is fresh red in color?

I get really hard stool which cause an itchy on the outer face of anus! Blood is fresh red in color?

Hard stool blood: Likely hemorrhoids or a small fissure. Should drink plenty of fluids 2-3 liters/day 1/2 water, 1/2 gatorade, eat lots of fiber, avocados, barley, oats, lentils, brown rice, kale, strawberries / f/U with doctor/urgent may benefit form anusol for hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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I have sometimes Anus opening area and Stomach/Chest skin itchiness? No sight of worm. What could be the cause?

I have sometimes Anus opening area and Stomach/Chest skin itchiness? No sight of worm. What could be the cause?

Itching: Itching of the anus is not unusual but may be caused by a dermatitis from overexuberant wiping with toilet paper, sensitivities to soaps, tight underwear and jeans. The more you scratch, the itchier it gets. Applying occasional cortisone type ointment helps. Dry skin from excessive heat on during the winter dries out the skin and causes itchiness elsewhere. ...Read more

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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

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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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I have been having some anal itching inside and outside after bathing. I do not have anal sex. What can cause this itchy sensation?

Irritation: This may reflect superficial irritation, a common problem related to hygiene, as this area is often difficult to clean adequately. It could also reflect a skin infection or a parasitic infestation. Pinworm infection is relatively common in children, although parents can then be exposed. Itching from pinworms is usually most severe at night. A doctor will assess the area and offer treatment. ...Read more

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What would cause extremely painful stinging and sometimes itchy white and yellow sores and swelling on the vagina and anal region?

What would cause extremely painful stinging and sometimes itchy white and yellow sores and swelling on the vagina and anal region?

Must see to know: This is something that must be seen in a real and not virtual environment by a GYN MD to answer. ...Read more