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What should I do if I have an itchy anus for a week?

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

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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What should I do if I have an itchy ear!?

What should I do if I have an itchy ear!?

Find out why: Itchy ears can be from allergies, problems in the ear, wax or a number other causes. An ENT can look in your ear and offer options on whether you could benefit from wax removal vs medication vs should do nothing about it. Whatever you do, please don't stick anything into the er canal to try to scratch it since you can do real harm to yourself. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have an itch in my eye!?

What should I do if I have an itch in my eye!?

Eye Allergy: Itching of eyes can be due to allergy or dry eye. At any rate, you may want to try over the counter zaditor (ketotifen) 2x day and artificial tears. You should see an ophthalmologist for best answer and diagnoses. ...Read more

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I have an ulceration on my labia. I do not believe it is sexually transmitted. I am wondering if I need to see a doctor or should I let it heal?

I have an ulceration on my labia. I do not believe it is sexually transmitted. I am wondering if I need to see a doctor or should I let it heal?

Herpes?: Genital herpes is by far the most common of genital ulceration, so that's a good bet despite your belief it isn't sexually transmitted. Herpes often causes its first recognized symptoms long after catching it, so it's often an issue when there have been no recent risky sexual exposures. See a doctor ASAP; diagnosis is most accurate and treatment most effective within 1-2 days of onset. Good luck! ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a swollen eyelid?

What should I do if I have a swollen eyelid?

See Eye MD: You should see an ophthalmologist for evaluation of your swollen lid. ...Read more

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If I have a infection in my gums what should I do?

If I have a infection in my gums what should I do?

Antibiotics: If you have an infection, you need antibiotics. If your gums have carries... Then you need to take better care of your teeth and gums. Brush your teeth at least twice daily and you need to start to floss your teeth.. Daily. ...Read more

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I have reoccurring hives I don't know if I should see a doctor about it and I have very itchy skin ?

I have reoccurring hives I don't know if I should see a doctor about it and I have very itchy skin ?

Yes you need 2 c MD: recurring hives and very itchy skin could be chronic urticaria, please see an Allergist / Dermatologist ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a rash help!?

What should I do if I have a rash help!?

There are a number: Of types that have different causes. Can't provide you with any specific guidance since we don't know what condition this is. Your physician or dermatologist would be a good place to start. Once type of rash is determined - that treatment plan can be devised. ...Read more

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Hi I am having a itchy anal and I don't know what to do should I see a doctor?

Hi I am having a itchy anal and I don't know what to do should I see a doctor?

Yes: Could be from variety of causes . Hemorrhoids can itch. Pinworms can itch. A doctor can take a look and get a good symptom history and help. Good luck ...Read more

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I have had a hemmhroid for a week and been using an over-the-counter cream and it's still not better. What should I do next?

I have had a hemmhroid for a week and been using an over-the-counter cream and it's still not better. What should I do next?

More techniques: The key to resolving the hemorrhoid is to keep your bms soft and regular. Topical creams, esp if they contain some steroid, can help. But also try to do some warm soaks (sitz bath) with epsom salt water, increase the fiber in your diet with metamucil or equivalent to soften bm's, avoid straining. Don't linger on the toilet. Dont use cheap (rough) toilet paper. These things together can help. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a hemerrhoid,what should I do?

What to do if I have a hemerrhoid,what should I do?

Diet and exercise: Eating a balanced diet, rich in fiber, is one of the most effective lifestyle changes you can make for your hemorrhoids. A high-fiber diet, together with plenty of fluids, softens the stool and increases its bulk, which will help you avoid the straining that can cause hemorrhoids or worsen symptoms from existing hemorrhoids. Along with a healthy diet, exercise can help ease bowel movements. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have an unbearable itch..?

What should I do if I have an unbearable itch..?

Need to figure: out diagnosis. Then treatment is appropriate. C a doc to help make diagnosis. Dermatologists are the rash "specialists". ...Read more

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What should I do if I have had uncontrollable gas for over a week?

What should I do if I have had uncontrollable gas for over a week?

Gas: Avoid foods such as beans and lentils, and limit foods with lactose, fruits and the sweetener sorbitol may help reduce flatulence. Taking a walk after meals may also help.Take over the counter gas-x, may try probiotics, drinking Anise Tea. ...Read more

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I think I have a vaginal infection. I wash everyday but within a few hours it has an embarrassing odor. I don't have a doctor. What should I do?

I think I have a vaginal infection. I wash everyday but within a few hours it has an embarrassing odor. I don't have a doctor. What should I do?

Check it out: Sounds like something called bacterial vaginosis. A doctor could diagnose it and treat easily with antibiotics. I have had some patients get success with high dose over the counter ...Read more

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What should I do if I have an itchy finger tip?

What should I do if I have an itchy finger tip?

Depends on the cause: There are many causes of itchy skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause itchy eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I always have a runny nose what should I do for it?

I always have a runny nose what should I do for it?

Find out why: You may have nasal allergies, see an allergist and get tested to determine your triggers and get treated accordingly. ...Read more

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What to do if I have got an itchy inner ear, what should I do?

Checkup: Best to see your otolaryngologist. This may be due to eczema in the ear canal , impacted wax, or other causes. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a bad cough for a month?

What should I do if I have a bad cough for a month?

Cough: Cough of longer than a month in the setting of failed over the counter and other home remedies, may require a visit to your doctor for further evaluation, possible chest x-ray and lab testing. All the best! ...Read more