2 doctors weighed in:
What can I do for pruritis ani? It's driving me crazy.
2 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See below
For pruritus ani of unknown cause treatment typically begins with measures to reduce irritation and trauma to the perianal area.
Stool softeners can help prevent constipation. If this is not effective topical steroids, capsaicin, or injected Methylene Blue may be tried. If the itchiness is secondary to another condition such as infection or psoriasis these are typically treated.

In brief: See below
For pruritus ani of unknown cause treatment typically begins with measures to reduce irritation and trauma to the perianal area.
Stool softeners can help prevent constipation. If this is not effective topical steroids, capsaicin, or injected Methylene Blue may be tried. If the itchiness is secondary to another condition such as infection or psoriasis these are typically treated.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
12 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors