2 doctors weighed in:
What is pruritus ani if not pinworms? Is it allergic in some way?
2 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Board Certified, Pediatrics
13 years in practice
836K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors