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How anal itching can affect your health?

Itching in the anal area, or itching, is a common symptom of various illnesses. Most cases of pruritus ani can be treated at home without consulting a doctor. Consider possible causes and home remedies to relieve itching.

 

Many people experience itching in the anus, and there are many possible causes – from dietary factors to diabetes. This symptom can be disturbing, but treatment is usually effective.

 

Symptoms of Anal Itching

 

In addition to itching in the anus, you may also experience:

 

  • burning
  • pain
  • Visible redness
  • swelling
  • Ulcer
  • rash

Treatment of Anal Itching

 

A few practical tips will help treat and prevent itching in the anus.

 

Home remedies and self-care

 People can take steps to deal with itching at home. These include:

 

  • Avoid known irritants
  • Keep the anal area clean and wash after bowel movements
  • Rinse with plain warm water, dry the area well and use a water cream or emollient as a barrier
  • Dry the anal area by tapping without rubbing
  • Apply the odorless powder to keep the area dry
  • Eat plenty of fiber to help with regular bowel movements
  • Avoid spicy foods
  • Avoid medicated, scented or deodorant soaps
  • Use napkins instead of paper
  • Avoid scratches
  • Avoid the burden of using the bathroom

Medication

 

The following treatments, Trusted Source, can be sold in pharmacies with or without a prescription.

 

  • Sedative ointments, such as bismuth subgallate and zinc oxide, can relieve symptoms.
  • Corticosteroids can reduce inflammation.
  • Moisturizers and barrier creams, such as aluminum hydroxide gel, cocoa butter and glycerin, create a physical barrier to protect the skin.
  • Hemorrhoid treatment, such as hydrocortisone (Anusol), can help.
  • People need to apply the cream on clean and dry skin at night, in the morning and after defecation.

It is best to apply a thin layer of topical steroids. People should limit their use to two supplements a day for 7 days. In some cases, your doctor may prescribe an oral antihistamine.

Cleaning anal is important to reduce the chances of having anal itching. Read more about it on healthline.com

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