Anal itching is the irritation of the skin at the exit of the rectum, known as the anus, accompanied by the desire to scratch. Causes include everything from irritating foods we eat, to certain diseases, and infections. Treatment options include over-the-counter medications, using moist pads, and gentle cleaning and drying of the anus. Read more: Anal Itching Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- mometasone, Elocon
- hydrocortisone valerate
- pramoxine (Itch-X, PrameGel, Orax, Sarna Sensitive, and Others)
- lidocaine jelly - mucous membrane, Xylocaine
- pramoxine/hydrocortisone aerosol foam - rectal, Proctofoam-HC
- pramoxine/hydrocortisone cream, ointment - rectal, Analpram
- hydrocortisone, rectal suppository, enema, foam, Cortifoam, Anusol-HC, Anucort-HC, Proctocort
- Cortenema (hydrocortisone enema)
- calamine and zinc oxide (Calamine Lotion)
- pramoxine and hydrocortisone (Epifoam, Pramosone, Proctofoam HC, Procort, Analpram HC)
- zinc oxide topical (Desitin and Others)
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