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Do a lot of people get pruritus ani?

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
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In brief: Yes, very common

Puritis ani describes itching around the anus.
It has many causes including excessive or inadequate wiping, moisture (chapped), sensitivity to scented toilet paper or laundry products, superficial yeast infection, and pinworms. Try to change your toileting habits, use a protective cream or anti-fungal cream. If these don't help see your doctor.

In brief: Yes, very common

Puritis ani describes itching around the anus.
It has many causes including excessive or inadequate wiping, moisture (chapped), sensitivity to scented toilet paper or laundry products, superficial yeast infection, and pinworms. Try to change your toileting habits, use a protective cream or anti-fungal cream. If these don't help see your doctor.
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Dr. Martin Raff
Nocturnal pruritis ani in patients who have been exposed to Strongyloides stercoralis may be one sign of chronic persistent infection (along with several others).
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