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Anal Itching (cont.)

Prevention

Some simple strategies can help you prevent anal itching:

  • Avoid known food irritants.
  • Do not wear tight-fitting underwear.
  • Do not use scented or printed toilet paper.
  • Dry the anal area after excessive sweating.

Outlook

Anal itching improves with treatment.

Medically reviewed by Rambod Rouhbakhsh, M.D., MBA, FAAFP; American Board of Family Medicine


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/23/2014
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