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Puritus Ani

 

Puritus ani is a condition of irritation of the skin around the anus.

Causes

  • Certain foods
  • Yeast infection
  • Allergic reactions
  • Skin problems like psoriasis
  • Certain antibiotics
  • Diarrhea
  • Stool incontinence
  • Fistulas
  • Parasites like pinworms
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Anal skin fissures
  • Skin tags
  • Vigorous cleaning
  • Improper cleaning

Symptoms

  • Itchiness
  • Soreness
  • Burning
  • Inflammation

Treatment

  • Keep the area clean and dry
  • Topical medication may be prescribed sometimes

Prevention

  • Avoid soap and vigorous cleaning
  • Avoid scratching
  • Avoid foods like spices that cause irritation