Treatment for Itchy Anus / Rectum (Pruritus Ani)

As we get older bacteria and yeast infections seems to take an increasing hold on our bodies. One of the most unpleasant cases for many adults is prunitus ani, which is literally itchy anus. An itchy anus can be caused by several factors, including bacterial infection, yeast/fungal infection or piles (haemorrhoids).

Treatment is threefold:

  1. Stay as clean as possible – ideally wash after every bowel movement
  2. Keep as dry as possible – always ensure you are properly dry before dressing
  3. Apply cream thinly to the affected area

Creams for Itchy Anus

Although it is impossible to be sure the cause of itchiness without a medical inspection, there are a few creams that can help alleviate the condition. It is also worth mentioning that some creams can severely irritate the problem, such as Sudocrem. Also talc can cause irritation, as can some shower gels and bath soaps.

Anusol

Anusol is a popular treatment for piles. The Anusol range provides effective, soothing relief from the pain and discomfort associated with haemorrhoids (piles), itching, fissures and other related anal conditions. Anusol contains ingredients that soothe and protect raw areas, help reduce swelling, prevent bacterial growth and can promote healing.

Really the first course of action should be Anusol, as in many cases it controls the problem, and often cures it completely. Failing self treatment of Anusol, you should really see a doctor for a professional opinion.


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Germoloids

Germoloids cream contain a local anaesthetic, which makes them one of the fastest and most effective treatments for the symptoms of haemorrhoids and anal itching. However, they do not always get to the root of the problem.

How to Avoid

If the above methods do not cure you, then you should see a doctor as soon as possible. The problem with itchy anus is that scratching makes it much worse, and a small problem can quickly become unbearable without some treatment. Keys to avoiding the problem are: stay clean, avoid too much soap, stay dry and apply soothing relief to reduce the temptation to scratch.

7 comments on “Treatment for Itchy Anus / Rectum (Pruritus Ani)

  1. i have had an itchy bottom for some time now, ive had treatment for thrush , worms and now piles, im not having much luck in releiving the itch infact its driving me crazy . im even bathing in salt water for 5 mins a day . the itch is not just in one place but anywhere on the bottom including in side. please help!

  2. Almoranas? The pain is in the anus. Some often told due to hot food. I am not sure because having this skin disease is very embarrassing. Most are taking medication with prescription.

  3. i have a problem with this embarassing anal itching. It usually happens when i drink beer and get loose stools. Please help.

  4. Well, the itching may be caused by the loose stools. The loose stools may indicate an intolerance (allergy) to beer, or just be caused by excessive drinking in general. If beer is the cause then the only option really is to stop drinking beer. And the only way to find out is to stop drinking beer for a week or two to see if the problem goes away. If it does, you know it is the beer, and you know that you have a big decision to make – beer or itchy bottom.

  5. Pruritus Ani and chronic anal itching is NO JOKE!! I have been suffering from pruritus ani for about 2 1/2 years. It has been horrible. The pain itching and discomfort was robbing me of my joy and took over my life. Most people hear about this problem and think its a minor even comical problem! I’m living proof that it is far more serious. It controls your mood, it sometimes dictates whether you will go out socially or not and it has many times brought me to tears!!!

    After seeing doctors and trying numerous products with no relief, I bought this ointment I found online called PRANICURE…Definitely was sketchy to try something only available on the Internet, but after using it for a week I can happily say that Pranicure was THE CURE I was looking for! Now I only have to apply it a couple of times per month. Anyone with anal/rectal itching should try it!

  6. It’s very common and natural and called Pruritus Ani. Too many people suggest it’s because you need to clean more but they are wrong and actually that makes it worse if you clean too much. It’s the constant rubbing with toilet paper that removes the body’s natural oils and irritates the sensitive skin. The best solution is to clean with water and little or no soap (as soap can dry the skin out also) and stop the wiping with toilet paper. Water is cleaner anyways and healthier too. The most convenient and efficient way to clean with water is not to take a shower every time or jumping up on the sink but with a Hand Bidet Sprayer. They locate right at the toilet and require no new plumbing. The itch will go away and not come back.

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