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A 21-year-old female asked:

sir, my anus starts itching evrytym i can't control i ll scratch .i don wanna c tat worsen anus . please suggest me a home remedy?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Pruritis Ani dx & tx: Pruritis ani is an annoying itching, sometimes with burning, soreness, worse at night, in 1-5% of people (4x likelier in males). Treatment depends on causes: infection (fungal, parasitic, bacterial, std), local irritants (moisture, soaps, diet, drugs), dermatitis (psoriatic, atopic, seborrheic), cancer, hemorrhoids, fissures, fistulae, rectal prolapse, fecal contamination (diarrhea, incontinence).
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
See PCP: to identify cause. You may have inflammatory, infectious (worms), or other issues causing this, that needs to be explored, and tested further that no home remedy will alleviate fully until it's eradicated or treated properly. Call your doctor, and see her/him soon! The sooner it's solved, the better! Then, you can add home remedies that address the real problem that will work better!

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Last updated Jul 20, 2014

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