Anal Itching

Itching around the anus, otherwise called pruritis ani, can be extremely uncomfortable and embarrassing. Infections (including sexually transmitted infections), fecal incontinence, chronic diarrhea, harsh soaps, psoriasis, diabetes, hemorrhoids, anal tumors, etc., can all result in anal itching.

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How to treat piles and anal itching?

Query: Hi doctor, For piles, I am taking two Himalaya tablets daily. But I am unable to sit properly due to anal itching. Please suggest a medicine.   Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are taking ayurvedic medicine for piles. Sometimes, it can help you, and sometimes, it cannot help you. I suggest you consult a local general surgeon for having examination before taking other treatments. If piles remain for a long time, it causes significant pa...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a solution to help my anal warts and vaginal infection.

Query: Hello doctor, I have anal warts and infection in the vaginal area. It is looking like a yeast infection. What can I do about this problem?  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. In the image shared by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and the details presented by you, I recommend that for relief:- 1. Use Surfaz SN cream locally. 2. Use V wash to clean th...  Read Full »

Will hemorrhoids cause itchy rectum?

Query: Hello doctor,My father has had an itchy rectum for several weeks. He will go one day without an itchy rectum, but it comes back the following day and stay like that for several days. He has tried Hydrocortisone and Clotrimazole but still has an itch. He has a history of hemorrhoids and is taking med...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to When is he having itching in the rectum? Is he a diabetic? Did he take alcohol? Possible causes are like: 1. Hemorrhoids associated with phlebitis. 2. Tenia infection around the perianal region. 3. Eczema around the perianal region. 4. Secondary to ringwo...  Read Full »

Can pinworms cause itching in the butthole?

Query: Hello doctor,My mom is immunocompromised, and she took care of a stray cat. This female FIV+ cat had ringworms, pinworms, mites, and something else that cannot be identified yet. Even the humane society we brought the cat to is unable to make her adoptable yet because they cannot cure her of what sh...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from the feeling of itchiness on your butthole. Pinworms are visible to naked eyes. They are about 2-13 mm in size and white. But pinworm eggs are small and transparent and can be see...  Read Full »

Can soft stools cause pruritus ani and anal itching?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had pruritus ani for about three years now. Recently, it has been worse. I am allergic to trees and cold urticaria. I am also prone to sinusitis. Other than allergies, I am in very good health. My GP ruled out hemorrhoids, parasites (was not tested but no symptoms), and I got tes...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from pruritus ani for three years. You are an allergic person. Pruritus ani may result from contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, lichen planus, liche...  Read Full »

What are the causes of lump in the anus?

Query: im female.height 160 cm. My weight 4 years ago was 74. Two years ago i became 84. i am really shy to tell to others. i will tell u because its my personal message. My age 27. i lived away from family for 3 lifestyle was changed. food habits that time i got a baby... i stopped lacta...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello. Welcome to Firstly i would like to assure you that you do not have to worry. Your stress and tension contributes to the problem and might make it seem worse. There is a huge impact of psychological state on any physical condition. So first and foremost you need to relax. Secondly,...  Read Full »

Small bumps on the anal hole cause pain and difficulty in passing motion. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe pain and itching on the anal hole. I also have four to five small cylindrical bumps near the anal hole that cause more irritation and discomfort. Kindly let me know what the remedy is. Under this situation, it is becoming painful to pass.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The picture you attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity) seems thrombosed external hemorrhoids. These are blood-filled piles in the anal canal, which has now clotted with blood. Pain and sometimes bleeding is a common thing. I suggest you...  Read Full »

I have anal itching, pain and bleeding. I am embarrassed. Please help.

Query: Hi,I am approaching you since I am concerned about a situation regarding which I am very embarrassed.  I am a 43 year old female. I am normally healthy. I am 178cm tall and I weigh 75kg.  Around 9-12 months ago, I started to suffer from anal itching. It is rather intense at night, after passing s...  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi,  Welcome to I read your entire history and have understood your concern. I also understand your hesitation in discussing your problems with anyone. Coming to your complaints, the anal bleeding, pain, itching are all due to trauma to the anus and anal canal. The anal canal is physio...  Read Full »

Can unprotected anal intercourse lead to HIV infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old guy and worried about whether I am infected with HIV or not. Below are my details. I had a high-risk exposure of unprotected anal intercourse with a random guy. After around seven weeks, I somehow started panicking about HIV infection. I did HIV 1 and 2 antibody p2...  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1. Initially, it takes 3 to 12 weeks for the antibodies against HIV to develop in any person irrespective of the person's immunity and the duration of onset of symptoms. 2. Next, suppose your ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) is negative in the 12th week. In th...  Read Full »

What is the dosage for Nemocid?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is three years old. He weights 11.6 kilograms. He is given Nemocid for every six months for disinfection. What is the dose of Nemocid for him now? The previous dose was 2.5 ml. If Nemoacid is not suitable, what is the other medicine advised for him? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Simy Mathew


Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can continue to give Nemocid (Pyrantel Pamoate) and follow the dose of 2.5 ml for every six months. If he has any other symptoms like anal itching, decreased appetite, and abdominal pain, you can give Nemoacid 2.5 ml twice a week. You can also give Bandy plus. It is...  Read Full »

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