It is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Your physician can dry the dye with a hair dryer and it can be sealed in place with Benzoin tincture and then again dried in place. Your version of Internet Explorer does not fully support the features of this site. Cleaning with plain water rinses is quite helpful. Try not to scratch the area. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; What are the options for medical management of pruritis ani?
Other dietary agents which are possible causes of pruritis ani include tea, cola, energy drinks, chocolate, citrus fruits, tomatoes, spicy foods, beer, dairy products and nuts. Infectious processes may also result in pruritis ani. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here. Failure to comply may result in legal action. Related MedlinePlus Health Topics. The skin can be dried after cleansing using a hair dryer on low setting. Page last reviewed: 8 September Next review due: 8 September
The exact cause of your anal itching may not be known. In these patients, it may be beneficial to try topical capsaicin. Treatment of pruritus ani is directed at the care of the skin and determination of the underlying cause. Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. Abdelnaby A, Downs JM.
There can also be itching related to disorders of nerve pathways or itching related to a central nervous system stimulus such as medications. Moisture in your anal area, certain foods and drinks, and tight clothing are common causes. Wear loose clothing and cotton underwear to help keep the area dry. Use a squeeze bottle of water, unscented baby wipes, a wet washcloth, or wet unscented toilet paper. The content on this website is provided for educational purposes only. Tell him if you are taking any medicines.