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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ?
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
Can anal fissures cause dryness & itchiness in anus & pain just inside anus? Does desitin help with the discomfort?
Anal pain fissures. : These can cause both anal pain as well as itching especially if beginning to heal. Keeping your stool soft and maintaining a healthy diet will help promote resolution as well. Desitin is for External application. I would consider using some organic unrefined coconut oil applied to the affected area. Hemorrhoids or a possibility causing the same symptoms as well. Go to doctor if symptoms persists. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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