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Homeopathy for Pruritus Ani

Written by Dr. Manisha Bhatia

Pruritus Ani is an itch localized to the anus and perennial skin. It is categorized as either idiopathic (primary) or secondary. This disorder is more common in men and boys than in women and girls. Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine.

Pruritus Ani is an itch localized to the anus and perennial skin. Pruritus Ani is categorized as either idiopathic (primary) or secondary. Idiopathic Pruritus Ani is diagnosed when no underlying etiology is found. Secondary Pruritus Ani results from an underlying disorder. This disorder is more common in men and boys than in women and girls.

Pruritus Ani causes

  • Hemorrhoids
  • Fistula in ano
  • Sissures
  • Parenial warts
  • Anal skin tags
  • Anal cancer and interaepithelial neoplasia
  • Rectal cancers and adenomas
  • Rectal propalse
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa
  • Impaired anal continence with seepage
  • Diarrhea

Pruritus Ani symptoms

The key symptom of Pruritus Ani is perianal itching or burning after bowel (Homeopathy Treatment for Bowel Incontinence) movement, during stress, or at night. In acute Pruritus Ani, scratching produces reddened skin, with weeping excoriations; in chronic Pruritus Ani, skin becomes thick and lathery, with excessive pigmentation.

Diagnosis of Pruritus Ani

A detailed patient history is essential, rectal examination rules out fissures and fistulas; biopsy rules out cancer. Allergy testing may also be helpful.

Homeopathic treatment for Pruritus Ani

Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat Pruritus ani but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat Pruritus ani that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints.  For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of Pruritus ani:

Aesculus, Agaricus, Aloe Soc, Ammonium Carb, Calcaria Carb, Calcaria Sulph, Carbo Veg, Causticum, Cina, Fluoric Acid, Graphites, Kali Carb, Kali Sulph, Lycopodium, Nitric Acid, Nux Vomica, Phosphorous, Pulsatilla, Sulphur, Allium Cepa, Alumina, Ammonium Mur, Antim Crud, Argentum Nitricum, Arsenic Album, Arsenic Iod, Belladonna, Berberis Vulgaris, Calcaria Ars, Calcaria Phos, Colchicum, Dulcamara, Ignatia, Ipecauc, Lachesis, Muriatic Acid, Petroleum, Natrum Mur, and many other medicines.


About the author

Dr. Manisha Bhatia

BHMS, M.D. (Hom), CICH (Greece)
Dr. (Mrs) Manisha Bhatia is a leading homeopathy doctor working in Jaipur, India. She has studied with Prof. George Vithoulkas at the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy. She is the Director of Asha Homeopathy Medical Center, Jaipur's leading clinic for homeopathy treatment and has been practicing since 2004.

She writes for Hpathy.com about homeopathic medicines and their therapeutic indications and homeopathy treatment in various diseases. She is also Associate Professor, HoD and PG Guide at S.K. Homeopathy Medical College. To consult her online, - visit Dr. Bhatia's website.


  • Sir My son is 16 years old and having PRURITUS ANI . Lot of itching in anus area. We have shown to Gaesrologist, Surgical specialist, they denied of haemorhage and piles and fistula. He is very hard working, tense, studying with high calibre. please advise me treatment.

  • Why is is the location relevant?
    Would these remedies suit pruritus elsewhere in the body , for instance generalised itchiness all over the torso or body?

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