What is pruritis ani? Pruritus ani is a bothersome and sometimes intense itching or burning sensation of the skin around the anus rectal opening. It is most noticeable at night or after a bowel movement. The most common complaint is an irresistible urge to scratch.
Anal Itching (Pruritus Ani)
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Your doctor may be able to diagnose the cause of your itching simply by asking you questions about your symptoms, medical history and personal care habits. If pinworms are suspected, your doctor may suggest doing a test for pinworms. You may also need a physical exam, including a digital rectal exam. If the cause of your itching isn't obvious or it doesn't respond to initial treatment, your doctor may refer you to a skin specialist dermatologist. It's possible the cause of the itching may never be identified. Treatment of anal itching depends on the cause of the problem. It may include taking self-care measures such as nonprescription anti-itch cream or treating an infection or hemorrhoids.
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Pruritis ani is a dermatological condition characterized by itching in the anal area. The itching may become worse at night or after a bowel movement. Scratching the area results in further irritation and makes the itching worse instead of relieving it. Scratching with the fingernails may result in skin damage or an infection.