Intense anal/perianal itching and/or burning
Classified as idiopathic (primary) or secondary (~75% of cases) to anorectal pathology (1)
1–5% of the ge...
Patient presents with complaint of anal and/or perianal itching, burning, or excoriation.
Timing (when it started, when it is worse)
Frequency of cleansing and products us...
Proper anal hygiene. Avoid chemical and mechanical irritants and wear proper undergarments (1).
High-fiber diet and/or bowel regimen to maintain regular bowel movements (1)
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Schubert MC, Sridhar S, Schade RR, et al. What every g...
Pruritus ani is characterized by anal/perianal itching and/or burning.
Skin irritation with itch–scratch–itch cycle
Conservative treatment with perianal hygiene and reassurance is succes...
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