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Herbal treatment for body itchy?

Herbal treatment for body itchy?

Over-the-counter: Drug stores have over-the-counter creams that have no "medications" like skin anesthetics, to relieve itching. One can consider the creams containing some type of menthol to be herbal. Such creams and oils have be used for many years, maybe even centuries. The ones in stores now are just the modern versions of them. Sometimes, general itching is due to internal disease, so a doctor should check. ...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's the best medication for pruritus vulvae?

What's the best medication for pruritus vulvae?

It is a symptom: This condition is a symptom of an underlying condition more often than it is a primary condition. It is itching of the external genitalia of a female. The condition may become chronic and result in lichenification, atrophy, and occasionally malignancy. Some causes of pruritus vulvae are contact dermatitis, lichen sclerosus et atrophicus, psychogenic pruritus, trichomoniasis, and vaginal yeast. ...Read more

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How is pruritus ani generally treated?

How is pruritus ani generally treated?

Itchy Butt; Caffeine: Is the most common cause of anal itching not hemorrhoids as stated win the ads. Pinworms can be another cause usually in children after playing in the dirt. But cokes, coffee, tea, chocolate, and energy drinks like red bull have lots of caffeine leading to severe itching and bleeding, even waking you from your sleep at night clawing at your bottom. Stop the caffeine! ...Read more

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Is there a cure for pruritus ani?

Is there a cure for pruritus ani?

Cause?: The caus needs to be determined - external irritation or underlying rectal problems. Persistent pruritic ani should be evaluated with sigmoidoscopy. Local treatment with anti itch creams, suppositorys and change in diet can be helpful. Oral charcoal brickettes can absorb irritants and decrease symptoms. ...Read more

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Best cure for hemorrhoids?

Best cure for hemorrhoids?

It depends: Complaints of hemorrhiods include many symptoms/problems :anal fissures, thrombosed external hemorrhiods, prolapsed internal hemorriodswith either itching, burning or bleeding.The cure would then depend on exactly what your particular problem is.The majority of patients will do fine with otc products and good regular bowel habits(fiber, stool softeners), warm baths. Severe or persistant prob-see dr. ...Read more

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Any herbal treatment for allergies?

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Any herbal treatment for allergies?

Beware: Many herbal medicines make claims with anecdotal evidence but not scientific double blind study. Placebo effect works about 35% of the time! ...Read more

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Is there any homeopathic treatment for anal fissures?

Is there any homeopathic treatment for anal fissures?

Yes: There are more than 90 homeopathic remedies known to help anal fissures. Differentiating which is best for you requires a personal consultation with a professional homeopath. Ignatia may help anal fissures accompanied by rectal spasms. Aesculus is known for hemorrhoid pain associated with low back pain ; rectal pain as if the rectum is full of small sticks. Graphites is yet another possibility. ...Read more

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Treatment for hemrhoid?

Treatment for hemrhoid?

Two ways: Non surgical: most hemorrhoids can be treated with simple changes to diet and bowel habits. Fixative procedures include tying off the hemorrhoids with a rubber band or using heat, lasers, or electric current to create scar tissue (coagulation therapy). Surgical: surgical removal of hemorrhoids. Some we mix both methods. ...Read more

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Treatment for chronic urticaria?

Treatment for chronic urticaria?

Chronic urticaria: can be very tough to control, but treatment modalities are present, different protocols are used, needs first to be diagnosed right as so many types are there, chronic idiopathic urticaria is only diagnosed after exhausting all possible causes, and still there's treatment to control it, takes time, and compliance is important, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area ...Read more

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What is the best OTC treatment for non-infectious proctitis?

What is the best OTC treatment for non-infectious proctitis?

Sure it's proctitis?: Anal/rectal pain & swelling may be an indication of underlying disease--fissure, proctitis, fistula, abscess. Hemorrhoids may be exacerbated by increased pelvic congestion. Rectal prolapse is a outward bulging. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious vs less concerning reasons for symptoms before attempting treatment & missing diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is pruritus ani curable?

Is pruritus ani curable?

Pritis ani cure: Yes, it is curable once you identify the cause. ...Read more

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Treatment for constipation?

Treatment for constipation?

No other disease?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber+water, Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) Senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor can evaluate and prescribe helpful meds too. Exercise also helps. ...Read more

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What's an effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis?

What's an effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis?

ANTIFUNGAL&STEROID C: You need to use anifungal shampoos if scalp is affected and skin rash you may need steroid cream with/without antifungal cream consult your dermatologist or family physician. ...Read more

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What is herbal treatment for fibromyalga?

What is herbal treatment for fibromyalga?

Use a combination!: I would suggest a combination of vits, mineral, herbal and trace elements along with wellness, aerobic, heat as in soaking and yoga. Reflexology and related options. Acupressure. Use self-trigger point release or acupuncture. ...Read more

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What is the herbal treatment for bedwetting?

What is the herbal treatment for bedwetting?

None: Bedwetting is a normal developmental stage for many children and is now considered normal up into the teens. One or both parents usually have a history of bedwetting. No herbs have been shown to help in clinical trials. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bed-wetting/basics/alternative-medicine/CON-20015089 http://www.webmd.com/parenting/bedwetting-solutions-12/default.htm ...Read more

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I've tried Ani itch cream for lichen sclerosis which went helped much. What causes this and is there a cure?

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I've tried Ani itch cream for lichen sclerosis which went helped much. What causes this and is there a cure?

Here are some ...: The exact mechanism to cause lichen sclerosus is still unclear although some microscopic finding of chronic inflammation and scarring of skin has been observed. As a result, there has been no known specific treatment for it but "empirically" using topical steroid or some agents to suppress inflammation. I'm sure some effort to discover more specific, effective agents being under way. But when? ...Read more

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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

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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?

Cause?: The caus needs to be determined - external irritation or underlying rectal problems. Persistent pruritic ani should be evaluated with sigmoidoscopy. Local treatment with anti itch creams, suppositorys and change in diet can be helpful. Oral charcoal brickettes can absorb irritants and decrease symptoms. ...Read more

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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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Do pinworms cause pain in the butt or just pruritus ani?

Do pinworms cause pain in the butt or just pruritus ani?

Itching: The pinworms themselves can go unnoticed by the body & do not cause pain. It is actually the egg laying of pregnant worms in a mucus that triggers a skin eruption/rash/itching. The rash is much like a poison ivy reaction & can persist for a while after the worms are killed off. ...Read more

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What is pruritus ani if not pinworms? Is it allergic in some way?

What is pruritus ani if not pinworms?  Is it allergic in some way?

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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Had pruritus ani for years. I scratch every night. Recently noticed a little skin-coloured hard bump on wrinkly part of anus. No pain to touch. Ideas?

Had pruritus ani for years. I scratch every night. Recently noticed a little skin-coloured hard bump on wrinkly part of anus. No pain to touch. Ideas?

May need medical exa: A Physical examination from your doctor is the best way to know what is the cause of your anal problems. This bump could be pile(Hemorrhoid) but you need to be sure you are not missing/delaying the diagnosis of something more serious. if it was hemorrhoids, a local medication like Hydrocortisone may be useful to stop the itch. If the anal bump gets any bigger, then you should definitely go to Doct ...Read more

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How can I treat pruritus ani?

How can I treat pruritus ani?

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). ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get pruritus ani?

Do a lot of people get pruritus ani?

Yes, very common: Puritis ani describes itching around the anus. It has many causes including excessive or inadequate wiping, moisture (chapped), sensitivity to scented toilet paper or laundry products, superficial yeast infection, and pinworms. Try to change your toileting habits, use a protective cream or anti-fungal cream. If these don't help see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am suffering from pruritus ani please suggest me a medication that I have to undergo plzzz.....

Pruritus ani: Pruritus ani is an extremely itchy skin condition around the anus which is made worse by rubbing or scratching. Causes such as infections or parasites have to be ruled out. Eliminate anything that irritates, use nonsoap cleanser, no washcloth, do not rub with towel, pat dry, use wet toilet tissue to wipe and blot to dry. No fragrances or dyes in anything. Dermatologist can rx proper meds. ...Read more

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Is a pain in the butt pruritus ani, or is pruritis ani only supposed to itch?

Is a pain in the butt pruritus ani, or is pruritis ani only supposed to itch?

Itch: The word "pruritis" means itch. If it's pain, not itch, then the word will usually have the suffix "algia.". ...Read more

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My pcp says I have pruritus ani. Since 1996. Nothing helps. Bactine helps pain and cuts. Anything better for healing?Cuts & sores never seem to heal.

Sitz baths: Sitz baths for 20/30 minutes. Afterwards apply a local anesthetic ointment , but you should alo see a gastroenterologist as to why you are getting cuts and sores. ...Read more

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I've Pruritus ani for about 6 years. I'm active & not overweight. Daytime I get itchy for 5 mins or so on/off.nightime it wakes me. never drank coffee?

Lotion: Use lotion. Aveeno (oatmeal) is good. There are others. After a bowel movement, use lotion on bathroom paper to clean the skin and also inside. You will discover that dry paper did not always clean the area. In the shower, use only your hands to clean there. Whenever it feels wet or itchy, often after a fart, go immediately to the toilet and clean with your lotion. Carry a small bottle of lotion everywhere. ...Read more

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