I have suffered for the last 10 years with an anal itch it feels like a hundred squiggly worms just around the edge of the anal opening and just slightly up into the rectum. The only cream that seems to help is cortisone,I hate to go anywhere in public because of it, just in case I start to itch it's so intense. Does anyone else have this problem and find a solution???
My pharmacy makes a special suppository that is used 1 - 3 times weekly for anal itching. The shape of the suppository allows it to stay in contact with the affected area for 6 hours. This allows the drug to be more effective. How do you use your cortisone product now?
i was wondering if you found a cure for anal itching.
i too suffer from the same problem and its not only irritating, but also embarassing.
i have this since the past 1 year. i have tried two ointments - Cortizone and Hydrocortizone, with regular and strong strengths. I used to apply it once a day. but it just didnt help. it didnt reduce the itching even a li'l bit.
I've been through something similar myself, and I was at the point of going mad. So I took the matters into my hands. The type of doctor you should see is a rectal surgeon, not a dermatologist, not a general practitioner. They will most probably prescribe you cortisone creams to relieve the itching.
There several reasons why you're experiencing this:
1-Cleaning one's self too harshly, using hard toilet papers etc.. These areas have a specific PH balance that differ from other areas of your body. Disturbing this balance will result in itching.
The most important thing is not to itch, because itching can give way to bacterial infections that will worsen and spread the condition. So KEEP AWAY FROM ITCHING.
Secondly which I think was the simplest and ultimate cure personally, to clean yourself use soft tissues (Kleenex), wet them with warm water and apply it to the area (with a padding motion, be gentle)
Do not apply any cortisone creams (anything that contains chemicals)Cortisone creams contain streoids that will harm your skin over a period of time.
You have to have self-control and a lot of patience. Because the healing process can take few months. I hope this helps,
I myself "had" anal itching for almost 13 years and esp, at every night..how many nights for 13 years!! No exception of at least one night! But now, it's gone!!! I'm telling ya! It's gone!
I don't have to scratch my anus and bleed and have shallow-sleep(being irritated by itching and scratching and being conscious) through the night any longer!
Recently I took a generic version of "Loratadine" tablet(pill) that is actually an active ingredient of "Claritin" allergy relief for 24 hours for hay fever, runny nose(by allergies) and etc. What it does is blocking "histamine" bonding to its receptors. This bonding is a main cause of most allergic reaction(e.g "itching" on your skin with rashes). The cause of "histamine" releasing(allergic cause) is varied; but if this "histamine" reaction in your body can be blocked, itching can't persist. This is what all "anti-histamine" drug exactly and basically do in your body(in your blood) when you take an anti-histamine allergy tablet from such as Claritin, Benadryl, Allegra, Zyrtec etc.
To get to the point, after I took "Loratadine" tablets (genetic version of Claritin and much cheaper, too) for 3 days (the actual reason was for my skin irritation with rash), the agonizing(esp. at night time with no sweet dream) anal itching is gone! And it's been about a week passed now and it's not coming back(should not...)! It's just one week but I had itching every day for 13 years without an exception of a single night; so... surely, based on the fact that I described above about the correlation between histamine and anti-histamine drugs, taking anti-histamine drugs(in my case, taking "Loratadine" 24 hour tablet) cured the disease.
So, do you want to try? Do it! :-) Take one 24 hr tablet every 24 hours for several days. I'd be very happy if I can hear that by any chance, anyone get cured, too b/c of the sharing of my story.