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How can anal itching be treated?

I am a 83 year old man with a problem I have never had before....anal itch. I have tried 1% Hydrocortisone Cream which works temporarily, but does not go away. Also have tried a Triple antibiotic Plus which contains Bacitracin Zinc, Neomycin Sulfate Polymyxin B Sulfate and Pramozine HCI which is not any better.
Sat, 28 Apr 2018
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Hello,

Anal itching could usually be due to two causes. Either it could be due to Pinworm disease. This can be diagnosed by getting a stools testing, and if positive, a general physician can advise you on the deworming management.

The second reason could be due to any skin problem like dermatitis around the perianal area. This can be confirmed by a Dermatologist, who can advise the necessary tests and if this is the cause, the doctor can advise you on the management protocol.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Ajit Kumar Varma
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