Believe it or not, I hear this complaint from patients regularly. Treatment is similar to hemorrhoids — prevent constipation. Wiping thoroughly, using baby wipes, showering after a bowel movement, or even using a bidet if you are lucky enough to have one in the home, are some of the ways to combat this. Her special interests are women's health and patient education. Anyone can get them at any age. Just so you know what to expect, the doctor will likely have you undress from the waist down, lie on your side on the exam table, and examine the skin around your anus using a light and gloves. This content does not substitute any medical advice, and does not replace any medical judgment or reasoning by your own personal health provider.
Gemma. Age: 21.
A simple anti-parasitic prescription medication typically eradicates them, along with washing of all underwear and bedding in the household in hot water.
Jaylene. Age: 20.
What Causes Anal Itching?
Although you might be ashamed to tell your doctor about this, it is very important that you go to your doctor for an exam to determine the cause of the itching. Subscribe Podcast Spotify Google Stitcher. Note: skin cancer can also be a rare cause of anal itching, so please make sure you get examined by your doctor. Over-the-counter antifungal creams, such as miconazole or clotrimazole, used for up to one month can help alleviate Candida. If multiple family members have it, it may be more of a possibility.