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How is pruritus ani generally treated?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Itchy Butt; 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, coffee, 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!

In brief: Itchy Butt; 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, coffee, 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!
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine

In brief: Steroids Usually

Itching around the anus is often due to hemorrhoids and can be treated with mild Hydrocortisone creams, avoiding constipation, good cleanliness and others.
Some more serious conditions can cause this and many, often easily treated diseases such as pin worms can cause this, but require a doctor to evaluate.

In brief: Steroids Usually

Itching around the anus is often due to hemorrhoids and can be treated with mild Hydrocortisone creams, avoiding constipation, good cleanliness and others.
Some more serious conditions can cause this and many, often easily treated diseases such as pin worms can cause this, but require a doctor to evaluate.
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Dr. Joseph Roosth
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