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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Which medicines are used to treat parasitic infection?

Query: Hi Doctor, Which anthelmintic medicine would you recommend for a treatment for a possible parasitic infection (worm)? Is it Albendazole? If yes, for how many days? I do have some itchiness around my anus area and cannot get a doctor appointment here.  Read Full »

Dr. Rohit Jain

Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing to us. It is important to find out which type of worm infection you are suffering from. There are hundreds of worms which enter the body and the treatment varies depending on the type of the worm. So, ideally you should get a stool routine/microscopy done. It is a simple te...  Read Full »

Can conservative methods treat a thrombosed hemorrhoid?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a male, and from the past two days, I have pain and itching around the anus. The doctor checked and told that it is a thrombosed hemorrhoid. Can you please let me know the treatment for this? Can it be solved by using conservative methods or do I need any surgery? Thanks in adva...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It would be best if you can upload the pictures of the problem before I can comment and recommend anything definitive and specific to you. If I assume that your doctor rightly diagnosed the problem as a thrombosed hemorrhoid, then I suggest you try doing the following: ...  Read Full »

How to manage the itching felt on my anus and the surrounding cracks?

Query: Hi doctor, My anus and the surrounding crack are substantially lighter than the rest of my skin. It makes me think of vitiligo with the way it looks. But I have no idea about what it is. I have no idea how long it has been like this as I typically never looked at the said region. I only noticed i...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is a fungal infection called Tinea corporis (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Apply 1 percent Luliconazole cream twice daily in the morning and night for 4 weeks. Avoid scratching and rubbing of lesions. Take tablet Levocetirizine 5 mg at night af...  Read Full »

Why does my anus itch and how to stop it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24-years-old male. My anus has been itching for the last four days without any additional problems. I did not have this issue previously. What should I do now? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query, and I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from anal itching for the last few days. Anal itching is also known as pruritus ani. Pruritus ani may result from the dry and irritated anal a...  Read Full »

Does consistent itching in the anal area indicate piles?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 36 years old. I am a non-smoker and non-drinker. I am a non-vegetarian. I have been facing consistent itching at the anal opening area and the anal sweat glands. I feel the itching is more during the nighttime. So far, I have not been diagnosed with any piles or similar ailments....  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. There can be various causes of perianal pruritis (itching), including piles, perianal candidiasis (fungal infection), intertrigo (skin inflammation), psoriasis, lichen sclerosus (white patches of skin), helminthic infections (a parasiti...  Read Full »

What are the causes of lump in the anus?

Query: Hi doctor, I am female. My height is 160 cm. My weight was 74 four years ago. Two years ago, I became 84. I am really shy to tell others. My age is 27. I lived away from family for three years. My lifestyle was changed, food habits also changed. At that time, I had a baby. I stopped lactation after...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly I would like to assure you that you do not have to worry. Your stress and tension contribute 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. Secondl...  Read Full »

How to get rid of anal itching?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an anal itch which is more predominant at night. I am not diabetic. What treatment should I take?  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Anal itching can be due to infections like fungal or bacterial, improper hygiene, or allergy. You can apply Hydrocortisone 1 percent cream at night time for five days. Follow up after five days. Keep the area clean and dry. I hope this helped. Thanks.  Read Full »

Please suggest any medicine for free motion and anal pain.

Query: Hi doctor, I am not having free motion and I have pain with itching. I feel difficult. I am not able to touch the portion too. Please suggest a medicine for having free motion without pain.   Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have these symptoms for four days. You seem to have hard stools which are unable to be expelled out. You have pain due to pressure or strain produced. I suggest you take syrup Lactulose 15 ml at night before going to bed. You will have a normal bowel movement in...  Read Full »

How to treat anal itching due to intestinal worms?

Query: Hi doctor, I am severely suffering from an intestinal worm infection. Four years back, I use to skip breakfast in the morning while in the hostel. I have to go to my college early and so I use to skip my breakfast. After this, I started to have severe intestinal worms with anal itchiness and rash...  Read Full »

Dr. Swati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please mention whether you have any worms coming from stools or just anal itching. If there is any perianal excoriation with any white-colored worms, then you need to do stool microscopy. It is not a dangerous thing and you need not be worried. You need to follow ce...  Read Full »

Why do I feel pain and pressure in my anus?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain, especially during sitting primarily on the left side of the anus and a little bit on the bottom right side of the anus. I feel a solid line-like structure which also pains on pressing on the left side of the anus with a soft round small ball-like structure (top left side ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I hope you are not having much discomfort due to the pain near the anus. The other disc problems in the MRI scan report can cause pain in the lower back and legs but are not connected to the perianal area problem. It is so coming to the findings of the swelling near ...  Read Full »

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