Anal Itching (cont.)
Most causes of anal itching can be readily treated.
- Hydrocortisone cream (1%) applied locally for no more than two weeks (to
avoid skin damage).
- Pinworms and bacterial infections are treated with pills.
- Yeast infections and many rashes improve with creams.
- Skin lesions such as warts or hemorrhoids are removed with minor surgical procedures.
Must Read Articles Related to Anal Itching
Hemorrhoids are large veins in the rectum that cause pain. Causes of hemorrhoids include constipation, straining during a bowel movement, liver disease, and mor...learn more >>
Proctitis is defined as inflammation of your anus (the opening) and lining of your rectum (lower part of the intestine leading to the anus). Symptoms can vary g...learn more >>
The rectum is the last portion of the large bowel that ends just before the anus. Bleeding from this area can be a mild or life-threatening matter. Causes of re...learn more >>