Anal Itching

An extremely common condition, anal itching occurs directly on the anus itself or on the surrounding skin. If mild, it only causes a slight amount of discomfort. However, anal itching can become severely uncomfortable. Further, due to its location, it is often insatiable when it occurs in public places. At the Colorectal Center Los Angeles, we understand how anal itching can affect a patient’s quality of life, and our goal is to give each of our patients the relief they deserve. If you suffer from chronic anal itching, please call our office today and set an appointment.

When to see a doctor

In most cases, anal itching is not serious and does not require medical care. However, patients are urged to seek treatment if they experience one or more of the following:

  • Anal itching is severe
  • Anal itching persists longer than one month
  • Anal itching is accompanied by rectal bleeding

At the Colorectal Center Los Angeles, we are eager to help our patients determine the cause of their condition so effective anal itching treatment can occur. At our center, we are focused on patient comfort and peace of mind. We are sensitive to the awkward and embarrassing nature of colorectal problems, and our professional colorectal experts want nothing more than to help our patients find relief. For patients who suffer from anal itching, we ask that they allow us to give them the premier anal itching treatment in Los Angeles that they deserve.

Causes of anal itching

In the treatment of anal itching, the colorectal specialists at the Colorectal Center Los Angeles are first concerned with accurate diagnosis of any underlying condition. From there, they can craft a custom treatment plan to help reduce anal itching, along with any other symptoms present.

Causes of anal itching include:

  • Skin irritation. Friction and moisture can cause irritation of the anal skin. Additionally, artificial ingredients contained in soap or toilet paper cause anal itching. This depends upon each patient’s physical reaction to such ingredients.
  • Digestive problems. If a patient has diarrhea or passes a hard stool, it can irritate the sensitive anal skin and cause itching.
  • Hemorrhoids. By their very nature, hemorrhoids can be severely itchy, causing quite a bit of discomfort in the patient.
  • Anal infections. A variety of infections can lead to anal itching. These include sexually transmitted infections, parasites and yeast infections.
  • Skin disease. Specific skin diseases can affect the anus, such as psoriasis or contact dermatitis.
  • Anal tumors. Very rarely, benign or malignant tumors in or around the anus can contribute to anal itching.

Anal itching treatment

Anal itching rarely indicates a serious condition. With oral and/or topical medication, most patients experience total relief within a week. If itching persists, the colorectal experts at the Colorectal Center Los Angeles will perform a thorough investigation to discover the exact cause. From there, they will prescribe appropriate treatment to help their patients get permanent, blissful relief from anal itching. To find out more or to set an appointment for among the best anal itching treatment Los Angeles has to offer, please call our office today.

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