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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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I have an anal itch that is more predominant at night. Please help me.

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 »

I have itching in the penile area. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been feeling itching in the penile area and anal area for almost two to three months. I am taking the antibiotic Taxim-O 200. It works for a few days, and some pus cells are found in the urine test. But after some days, again, there is intense itching in the penile area, and the...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Itching in the penile area and around the anus could very commonly be a symptom of fungal infection. These are the moist areas of the body and tend to catch fungus quickly. Do you notice any rashes or round patches, or whitish discoloration at these places? Are you d...  Read Full »

I am having itching sensation near anus with pain during bowel movement. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old. I am experiencing a slight itching sensation near the anus area and having slight pain during a bowel movement. The pain disappears after a bowel movement. A few years ago I got similar kind of thing and the doctor told I have a fissure. Presently I am using medicine...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If it is fissure, you can go for local application of cream Anovate gel (apply it inside the anus at night before you sleep and morning 20 minutes after you pass stools). For pain, take tablet Chymoral forte in the morning and night before food. Change your lifestyle an...  Read Full »

I found warts near my anal region. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I feel itchiness and burning sensation in my anal hole. It has been for a long time. Maybe for one month. I thought it is because of outside food and spices. Though I do not feel that much pain or anything more than like anything. But today I wanted to see the area. I found one round l...  Read Full »

Dr. Archana. G.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern and will try to help you sort out your problems. You have anal polyps and also anal infection which needs treatment. Kindly take antibiotic prophylaxis like Ofloxacin or Norfloxacin full course dosage based on body weight after prescript...  Read Full »

Is it safe to repeat Albendazole a month after deworming treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 3 years old, and she was given a single Zentel liquid before two months and an antibiotic course of Taxim O for five days after having a vomit, stomach ache and worm-like symptoms. She was back to normal. Then again after 15 days, it got recurred. Last month, after a proper...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The dose of Albendazole must be 10 ml as a single dose at night and not as 5 ml for the child weighing more than 10 kilograms. Clean your house thoroughly, and after that, all the members in the family are advised to take one dose of Albendazole as per weight at night o...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from anal itching for the past four weeks and did not get relief despite taking medication. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing anal itching for the past four weeks, I thought it was internal hemorrhoids, but I got the cream for the piles. It soothes the itching, however, the effect does not last long. I bought Vermox thinking it could be pinworms, but the itching persisted. What could ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Some potential causes for anal itching include: 1. Hemorrhoids: These are swollen blood vessels in the rectum or anus. Over-the-counter creams or ointments containing Hydrocortisone can provide temporary relief, but it is important to address the underlying cause. 2. ...  Read Full »

How to cure pruritus ani?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from a condition known as pruritus ani for almost a year. It gives me uncomfortable itching around the anal area. I have tried creams, seen a doctor and a colorectal specialist, taken Metamucil and sitz baths. I did pretty much everything, but the problem persist...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concerns regarding pruritus ani as I have analyzed each detail that you have provided. I have managed lots of cases with a matching condition and feel that you too will make good use of the information and suggestions. First, please get your stool ...  Read Full »

My kid has anal itching and difficulty passing stools. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed my daughter of 4 years and 5 months is itching in her ano. She told it was getting hard when she wanted to pass stools. I noticed a mild inflammation in her ano and a mild crack. Please suggest a cream or medicine for her. I have Sucral Ano Cream. Can I apply? Please help us.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concerns. I have seen the picture that you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There appears to be a cut over perianal region due to hard stools. In my opinion, I suggest the child should be given: Syrup Oflomac-M...  Read Full »

Is it possible to relieve pain and itching from external hemorrhoids?

Query: Hello doctor,I am experiencing pain and itching in the anus along with external hemorrhoids. Additionally, I find it challenging to fully pass stool, feeling as if it is stuck inside. Seeking advice on how to manage these symptoms and alleviate discomfort. Kindly help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Varunbabu Aucha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. If you are dealing with hemorrhoids, here is a recommended course of action: Syrup Lactihep(Lactitol): Take 20 ml at night. Free Lac Powder: Consume two teaspoons twice a day in a glass of water. Tablet OSIL: Take twice daily for...  Read Full »

I have severe anal itching due to intestinal worms. Why?

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 »

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