Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps

130 Doctors Online
Owl Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 18 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Suffering from anal itching problem. Suggest effective cure

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by
Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 3163 Questions
My wife is suffering from anal (rectum) itching problem. She was told by the doctors that the anal surface gets too stretched due to body posters and the fissures appear. They get healed and again appear. The anal area has a tiny skintag. Seems like the skin is not too flexible and gets ruptured again and again. She is 40 yrs old now.
Her bowel movement is good and she doesn't suffer from constipation. She had recently undergone surgery of gall bladder (8 months back). Doctors have prescribed an ointment to apply to the area as well as a powder to help keep it dry. Can you please suggest a long term remedy? Thank you.
Thu, 27 Dec 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Rhea Chanda 26 minutes later
Actually you are on the right path of treatment. Anal itching is common in fissures along with pain. The idea is to keep that anal area lubricated and avoid dryness.You can apply anovate/proctosil ointment.That will help but eventually the fissures may re appear again. You can also apply lignocaine ointment which will reduce pain. Seitz bath with hot water will help reduce inflammation.Make sure that she doesnt get constipation as it will cause pain. Anal fissures dont have any surgical treatment.
Also anal itching can be caused by intestinal parasites.So give her tab albendazole 400mg 1 tab at night.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Dermatologist