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Anal itching Treatments

Anal itching: Treatments

Some of the possible treatments for Anal itching from various sources may include:

Treatments for Anal itching

The following treatments are listed for Anal itching in our knowledge base:

  • Avoid anal scratching
  • Gentle cleaning after passing stool
  • Use cotton underwear
  • Avoid certain foods
  • Avoid any foods that seem to worsen itching
  • Avoid perfumed toilet paper
  • Avoid colored toilet paper
  • Carefully choose any cream or lotion to use on the area - check with a doctor
  • Treat any underlying condition

Alternative Treatments for Anal itching

Alternative treatments, home remedies, other other complementary therapies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Anal itching in various sources may include:

  • Baking soda sitz bath
  • Epsom salt bath
  • Witch hazel
  • Warm tea bag compress
  • Avoid caffeine
  • Avoid acidic foods
  • Avoid spicy foods
  • Vitamin A and D ointment
  • Doughnut-shaped pillow
  • Rinse anal area with water, not toilet paper
  • Plain yogurt with L. acidophilus-topical
  • Tea tree oil and neem-topical
  • Hydrocortisone cream, intermittent use
  • Bath powder
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Blow dry the anal area after bathing
  • Maintain dry undergarments
  • Moist toilette for wiping
  • Itch-X gel
  • Desitin
  • Investigate whether excessive laundry soap or softener is irritating the area

Treatments for Causes of Anal itching

Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Anal itching:

More causes: not all possible causes for Anal itching are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Anal itching.

Treatment Notes

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Anal itching:

The following list of conditions have 'Anal itching' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Anal itching:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Anal itching' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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