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Can’t sleep well at night due to Itchy Anus, try these Homeopathic remedies

Anal itching, medically known as pruritis ani, can be quite annoying as well as embarrassing. Though anal itching can occur any time but is more common at night or gets worse at night. Though scratching can give a bit of relief but it can irritate and damage the anal area that increases chances of skin infection in the affected area. Itchy anus at night time may arise from many reasons. It can simply be related to lifestyle habits related to hygiene, eating certain dietary things like highly spiced food, coffee, tea or it may arise from some medical conditions affecting the anus and rectum or skin conditions affecting anus. The most common among these is pinworms and piles. Anal itching can be attended with other signs and symptoms depending on the cause behind it. These includes burning, pain, soreness of the anus, and redness and swelling at the anus.

Homeopathic Management

Homeopathic medicines are very effective in managing itching of the anus at night. These medicines suit persons of all age groups. They focus on treating the underlying cause behind the problem to bring relief. With its use, acute itching is relieved as well as chronic recurrent problems are also tackled well. Homeopathic medicines are natural and treat a problem without any side effects. These medicines are selected individually for every case based on the symptom picture as well as keeping in mind the cause behind the problem.

Homeopathic Medicines For Itchy Anus

1. Teucrium – Top Remedy

Teucrium is the topmost medicine for managing anal itching at night. In cases needing it, constant irritation is felt at the anus. Anal itching gets worse from the heat of the bed. It is attended with restlessness and sleeplessness. A creeping sensation in the anus is also felt. Anus may be swollen as well. It is one of the best medicines for managing anal itching from worms.

2. Sulphur – For Itching Along With Burning

Sulphur works best when itching is attended with burning in the anus. Itching can be quite intolerable. It leads to sleeplessness. Sulphur is the most prominently indicated for piles that cause itching. Other than itching, soreness at the anus may be felt as well. Anal swelling can be there. Stinging at anus may attend. Sometimes there is bleeding from anus. In some cases needing it, a fluid may ooze from the anus followed by itching.

3. Nux Vomica – For Itching Due To Piles

This medicine is well indicated for itching due to piles. Along with this, a tearing and stinging pain at the anus may be felt. Burning sensation may attend. In cases needing it, constipation is very common. The characteristic feature here is a frequent ineffectual urge to pass stool. The person passes stool multiple times a day, but still feels as if bowels are not empty yet.

4. Natrum Phos – For Itching From Worms

Just like Teucrium, this medicine is also effective for anal itching from worms. Threadworms are present in cases needing it. Use of Natrum Phos is indicated when there is itching of anus at night from worms due to warmth of bed. It results in restless sleep. The anus is raw and sore along with itching.

5. Petroleum – For Itching From Piles Or Anal Fissures

This medicine is mainly recommended for managing itching occurring from piles or anal fissures. There is intense itching at the anus along with redness around the anus. The person needing it scratches the anus until it becomes sore and raw. After scratching the anus, burning sensation is felt. Fluid may ooze out from the scratched anal surface. Itching gets better by throwing cold water over the anus. Lastly, petroleum is an important medicine to deal with cases of skin eruptions around the anus that itch a lot.

6. Alumen – For Lump At Anus That Itch

Alumen is indicated if a lump is formed at the anus that itches at night. Itching is intense. In most cases needing alumen, a person complains of constipation. The stool is very dry and hard or the first part of the stool is hard followed by soft stool. Pain occurs while passing stool.

7. Ignatia – For Itching And Tingling Sensation

This medicine is useful for managing itching and tingling sensation at the anus. A creeping sensation is also felt in the lower rectum. It is indicated mainly for itching occurring from ascarides worms. Stitching pain may also occur in the lower part of rectum.

8. Lycopodium – For Eruptions Around Anus That Itch

Lycopodium is a suitable medicine to manage eruptions around the anus that cause itching. There is oozing of fluid from these eruptions which are tender (painful to touch). It is also helpful for relieving piles with anal itching and discharge of blood.

What Causes Anal Itching?

1. Pinworms – These are tiny worms, also known as threadworms, and are the most common among the different types of worm infections. Infection caused by pinworms is known as enterobiasis. Pinworm infection is very common in children of school going age. The most common symptom of this infection is anal itching. It gets worse at night that causes restless or disturbed sleep. Besides itching, it can cause pain in the abdomen, loss of appetite, nausea, irritability and bedwetting.

2. Piles – Piles refers to swelling of veins around the anus or in the lower rectum. It can cause anal itching along with its other symptoms like rectal pain, burning, swelling, lump at anus and bleeding.

3.Anal fissure – It refers to a cut or tear in the anus. It may cause itchy anus, besides its main symptoms including anal pain, bleeding and burning at anus.

4. Long term diarrhea (loose stool) – It can cause anal irritation and itching.

5. Skin issues – These includes dry anal area, eczema (inflamed itchy skin that may be dry or have eruptions that ooze fluid), psoriasis (skin condition characterized by inflamed patches on the skin covered with scales)

6. Infections –

a) Yeast infection: Yeast is a fungus that can cause infection at anus. It causes discoloration and swelling around the anus along with itching. Cracks around the anus may also occur.

b) Herpes infection: It is a sexually transmitted infection caused by Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) that causes fluid-filled bumps (blisters) on the genitals, buttocks and area around the anus.

c) HPV (Human papilloma virus) infection: It is a sexually transmitted infection causing warts on the genitals, rectum and around the anus.

7. Hygiene habits – A person can have anal irritation and dryness leading to itching if he / she wipes very hard after passing stool. On the other hand, if a person wipes the anus very gently, some stool might remain stuck, which causes anal irritation and increases the risk of infection.

8. Use of harsh soaps, lotions, creams, powder can irritate the sensitive anal area that leads to itching

9. Dietary factors – Anal itching may arise from consuming certain foods that cause anal irritation. Some examples include spicy food, chillies, pepper, tea, coffee, chocolates, alcohol and citrus fruits.

10. Wearing tight clothes and sweating – It can cause heat retention and anal itching.



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  1. Anus itching since 2 month … whenever stool pass away after that and night getting so much irritated by itching …

  2. SUNIL SHARMA says:

    Sir I am suffering from itching anus from last two months. It is due to piles .kindly recommend me medicine

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