Pruritus ani

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Background

Causes

Associations

Clinical Features

  • Skin appears normal with early, mild cases
  • Acute, severe exacerbations associated with reddened, edematous, excoriated, skin

Differential Diagnosis

Anorectal Disorders

Management

  • Treat underlying cause
  • To avoid scratching at night patient can wear gloves at bedtime
  • Sitz baths 15min TID
  • Zinc oxide can provide protective covering for the skin and may enhance healing

See Also

References