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Anal itching

Anal itching: Introduction

Itching in and around the anus. The itching may be associated with a need to itch the area which can make the patient extremely uncomfortable and embarrassed. The intensity of the itching may range from mildly irritating to impossible to ignore. Anal itching is also called pruritus ani. ...more »

Symptoms of Anal itching

Treatments for Anal itching

  • Avoid anal scratching
  • Gentle cleaning after passing stool
  • Use cotton underwear
  • Avoid certain foods
    • Avoid tea and coffee
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Anal itching?

Anal itching: Related Patient Stories

Alternative Treatments for Anal itching

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Causes of Anal itching

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Disease Topics Related To Anal itching

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Anal itching: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Anal itching

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an infectious more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the more »

Anal itching: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Anal itching

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Anal itching: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Anal itching

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