The People's Perspective on Medicine
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Anal Itching (pruritis ani)

What Will Work to Prevent Itchy Bottom?

To prevent itchy bottom, start with gentle hygiene. Consider whether medicines you take or something you drink or eat could cause the problem.

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Anal Itching (pruritis ani)

How Drinking Buttermilk Could Relieve Itchy Bottom

Anal itching can be maddening, but changes in diet such as avoiding coffee and drinking buttermilk might relieve itchy bottom syndrome.

Greek yogurt with fresh vegetables and fruits; dairy, combat constipation
Anal Itching (pruritis ani)

Using Greek Yogurt to Ease an Itchy Bottom

A topical application of yogurt may help soothe an itchy bottom.

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Anal Itching (pruritis ani)

Old-Fashioned Face Cream Soothes Itchy Bottom

The maddening itch from hemorrhoids disappeared upon treatment with Noxzema cream.

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Anal Itching (pruritis ani)

Cut the Coffee to Relieve Itchy Bottom

Eliminating caffeine may often ease itchy bottom (pruritis ani).

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Anal Itching (pruritis ani)

Anal Itching (Pruritis Ani) Be Caused By Drugs?

Anal itching (Pruritis Ani) is like being tortured. You itch with an uncontrollable desire to scratch. Your itchy bottom could be a drug side effect.

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