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My anus is itchy. Do I have anything to worry about?

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Answered by

Dr. Noushif. M

Medically reviewed by

Dr. K. Shobana

Published At February 16, 2018
Reviewed AtFebruary 1, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Yesterday, my anus started to become itchy. I think it maybe after a bowel movement. I have been eating more nuts than usual. It does not hurt, but gives me the urge to itch. Is this normal? Never had this problem before, not that I remember. What cream can I use for repair and antiitch? Do I have anything to worry about?

Answered by Dr. Noushif. M

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Itching around the anus can be due to multiple reasons.

Any parasitic infestation like pinworm is a common thing. Other possibilities are fungal infection or simply just perianal soiling.

You can use the cream well. Keep the area dry and hygienic.

If not settling I suggest a single tablet of Albendazole 400 mg once weekly for two weeks. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines with their consent.

Clotrimazole based creams (for fungal) can be used if itching is persistent and you develop perianal skin excoriations.

Nothing to worry much. Just keep on follow up. Any issues if unsettled let me know.

Good luck.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Noushif. M
Dr. Noushif. M

Surgical Gastroenterology

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