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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

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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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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 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?

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