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
- Fistula in ano
- Parenial warts
- Anal skin tags
- Anal cancer and interaepithelial neoplasia
- Rectal cancers and adenomas
- Rectal propalse
- Hidradenitis suppurativa
- Impaired anal continence with seepage
Pruritus Ani symptoms
The key symptom of Pruritus Ani is perianal itching or burning after bowel 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.