health conditions


Question by  Zeenia (53)

What can I do about Rectal Itching?

its pretty annoying and embarassing.


Answer by  Heloise (397)

Practice good personal hygiene, using a mild, non-colored, non-perfumed soap (just in case the soap is causing an allergy). Choose cotton underwear in preference to synthetic. Some embarrassing itching is caused by haemorrhoids (piles). A good drugstore will have creams and pessaries for this common condition.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Make sure the area is clean. Use wet-wipes or medicated wipes. You may be developing hemorrhoids, which often cause relentless itching. You can also purchase over-the-counter hemorrhoid medication that contains a bit of topical anesthetic to stop the itching.


Answer by  dhuoda (1431)

The first thing is to keep the area as clean as possible with non perfumed soap and water. Avoid strong soaps and bubble bath, however, or biological washing powder for underwear. Ask your pharmacist for a cooling cream and apply this, making sure you wash your hands thoroughly both before and after applying it. Wear cotton underpants and loose clothes.


Answer by  Dontbugme (697)

If the itching is associated with any kind of discharge or a sore, you should tell a doctor. If not, then you could try changing your brand of toilet paper, preferably unscented. Is your underwear or outer clothing too tight? Have you recently changed detergents or bath soap?


Answer by  YellowCup (1650)

First is to see what exactly is causing it. May be something that needs medical attention. If it is just an irritation, then over the counter anti-itch cream will work.


Answer by  Teaberry (846)

There are several creams on the market to aid with this issue. One thing you can do, is every night take a small dab of petroleum jelly and place iton the outer part of the rectum. That way it doesn't feel uncomfortable during the day. Also check with a doctor.


Answer by  bo (874)

You should visit your doctor to discover the cause of this and come up with a treatment. A bath will also help soothe the area.


Answer by  Sharyl (340)

You might try cortizone cream get the strongest they have over the counter, You also might want to have your doctor check you for pin worms or Hemmorodes I know the worms seem embaressing but believeme if you have children they are very common and easy to cure.


Answer by  rayven8099 (199)

Treatment for rectal itching often includes use of an ointment or cream containing hydrocortisone or zinc oxide and an antihistamine to help relieve the itching until the topical medications have a chance to become effective. Seek medical care if itching persists more than 6 weeks.


Answer by  spoiledtraveler1 (106)

I would suggest applying cream to that itch whether it be Desitin (the diaper rash cream) or like cortozone 10. The most important thing is not to further irritate it by scratching it but liberally applying the cream on it which will soon soon relieve the itching and stop the rash from forming or spreading.

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