Medical Q&As

Night time anal itch

I have an anal itch that only happens during the nightime when I am in bed. What is the cause? What treatment could I use?

It is quite possible that you have worms. Some species of worms can exit through the anus at night and give rise to anal itch. Piles, fungal infections and other anal conditions tend to cause symptoms throughout the day as well as at night. These are possible alternative diagnoses but I would strongly suspect that you have worms. It would be reasonable to talk to your local pharmacist who could dispense a suitable treatment to you.