ITCHING OF ANUS.–When this is due to the presence of worms in the lower bowel or to piles, these affections must be treated, and itching will disappear with them. When the itching arises independently, special treatment must be adopted.
General Treatment.–Let the patient abstain from coffee, sugar, pastry, and rich foods of all kinds. Rub the part at night with sweet oil. If this fails to allay the irritation, use instead Verbascum ointment ( a teaspoonful of Verbascum 0 or two tablespoonfuls of fresh lard).
Medicines.–Night and morning.
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–Worse sitting or moving; after taking stimulants and spiced food or coffee. In sedentary people; in pregnancy; if the anus is so constricted that natural stools are passed with great difficulty; dull shooting pains or jerking in the small of the back.
–Itching, burning pain and soreness in and around the anus; moisture, feeling of fulness and heaviness, and sometimes prolapse; constant straining; stinging pains in the small of the back; stiffness of the back.
–Great irritation; tendency to prolapse; in nervous, hysterical, taciturn, feeble-minded and dejected subjects.