Pruritus Ani

Pruritus ani is a dermatological condition that can cause itching in the anal region, worsening at night. The skin around the anus becomes inflamed and thick with scratch marks. Applying hydrocortisone cream on the affected area helps in managing it.

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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. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

I am having itching in and around my anus. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having itching in and around my anus from the past few weeks. It is way too itchy, especially at night. I am a 31-year-old female. I had vaginal infection last year.  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hope you are having a good day and staying safe. 1) I understand your concern. From your history, I understand you are having pruritis ani, itchy anus. Please do not panic, as when we find out the cause and treat specifically, it can back to normal. 2) Prurit...  Read Full »

Please suggest some cure for pruritis ani.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a skin condition. As per my research, it could be pruritus ani. But I am sure I would get a proper and accurate diagnosis from your end. I have a severe itchy bum and have been suffering from the same for almost eight years. I have never had the courage to consult a dermatologist ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vinay Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.I can understand your concerns as I have analyzed each detail that you have provided. I have managed lots of cases with matching condition and feel that you too will make good use of the information and suggestions. First please get your stool tests done on three conse...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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