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
, fissures, fistulae, rectal prolapse
, fecal contamination (diarrhea