A careful examination by a doctor may identify a definite cause for the itching. Your doctor can then recommend a specific treatment to eliminate problem. Treatment of pruritus ani may include these four points.
Do not use any soap on the anal area.
Do not rub the anal area with anything - not even toilet paper.
For hygiene, use wet toilet paper, wet tissues or a wet cloth to dab the area clean. Never rub.
Do not to scratch the itchy area. Scratching causes more damage, which results in making the itching worse.
After cleaning, put some cotton or gauze to keep the area dry.
Do not put any all medicated, perfumed and deodorant powders.
How long does this treatment usually take?
Most people experience some relief from itching within a week. Complete cure usually comes within four to six weeks.
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