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Doctor insights on: Herbal Treatment For Pruritus Ani

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What's the best treatment to get rid of pruritus ani?

What's the best treatment to get rid of pruritus ani?

Find cause: Immediate treatment can consist of topical steroids swell as supposotories. For more resistant case intralesional or systemic steroids can be helpful. An examination of the sigmoid colon for any underlying problems as well as an evaluation for food sensitivities or external factors my be ne eeesary to alleviate the problem long term. ...Read more

Anal Itching (Definition)

Anal itching is a symptom in which a person has itching at his anus (where his stool/poop comes out). In children, anal itching may be caused by pinworms (little thread-sized worms about ...Read more


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What cream or ointment should I use on an itchy anus? My anus itches like crazy and i don't know why. I don't know weather to use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or some other treatment.

What cream or ointment should I use on an itchy anus? My anus itches like crazy and i don't know why. I don't know weather to use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or some other treatment.

Most often: Anal itching in an adult is from either excess caffeine/beer or excess moisture or possibly yeast infection. I do not use any ointments for anal itching. Cut out the caffeine and beer and use plain cornstarch powder liberally and frequently to your bottom. If itching is waking from sleep, caffeine is the most likely culprit. Also consider pin worms but rare in adult. ...Read more

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I have pruritus ani and I need to find a homemade cure because I don't want to tell anyone.?

I have pruritus ani and I need to find a homemade cure because I don't want to tell anyone.?

Multifactorial: Causes include excessive hygiene, pinworms, diet, anal leakage, hemorrhoids. Try avoiding soap and washcloth on anal area. Only warm water and your hand to cleanse in the shower. Avoid medicated wipes, just use soft toilet paper and wipe as little as possible. Avoid ingesting coffee, tea, soda, beer or citrus. ...Read more

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How can I cure pruritus ani?

How can I cure pruritus ani?

By finding the cause: It can be caused by worms, fungal infections, irritation from something you're wiping with, hemorrhoids, etc. Each cause has a different cure. ...Read more

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I have read a lot about it and figured that I have pruritus ani, is there a cure?

I have read a lot about it and figured that I have pruritus ani, is there a cure?

Keep reading: And figure out the cause. You can even check yourself for pinworms if you have a kid's microscope. Your physician can advise you from here. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for pruritus ani?

Is there a cure for pruritus ani?

Most common : Causes of pruritus ani are caffeine and excess moisture. There is no correct amount of caffeine, so best to totally eliminate it for several weeks and allow area to heal, then reintroduce caffeine slowly to find your threshold. Also corn starch powder to bottom frequently and liberally helps with the excess moisture. Avoid chronic use of steroid creams! ...Read more

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Is there a quick cure for anal itching (pruritus ani)?

Is there a quick cure for anal itching (pruritus ani)?

Multifactorial: Causes include excessive hygiene, pinworms, diet, anal leakage, hemorrhoids. Try avoiding soap and washcloth on anal area. Only warm water and your hand to cleanse in the shower. Avoid medicated wipes, just use soft toilet paper and wipe as little as possible. Avoid ingesting coffee, tea, soda, beer or citrus. ...Read more

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What can I use to cure an itchy anus?

What can I use to cure an itchy anus?

Eliminate caffeine : Completely, keep the area dry with corn starch powder, use adult hygeine wipes to cleanse after a bm, do not use tucks, (witch hazel) baby wipes or talcum powder. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor should I see for pruritus ani?

Which type of doctor should I see for pruritus ani?

2 most common: Causes of pruritus ani in adults is caffeine and excess moisture. So, cut out all cafeine and use corn starch powder liberally and frequently on the affected area. ...Read more

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Itchy Anus (Definition)

Pruritus ani is itchiness at the anus. It can be due to a number of causes, such as rashes, hemorrhoids, or as is common in children, ...Read more


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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more