Anal itching (Pruritus ani) is a common dermatological condition that causes itching in the anal area, which may become worse at night or after a bowel movement. This itching results in further irritation and makes the condition worse instead of relieving it.
- Hygiene: washing too much or too little can cause irritation.
- Skin condition: Dermatitis and psoriasis can cause itching.
- Infections: Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) can lead to itching.
- Incontinence: This condition can make it hard to control moisture and bacteria.
- Foods: Dietary irritants which include chilli peppers, alcohol, chocolate and caffeinated drinks.
- Drugs: Anal itching can be a side effect of chemotherapy and steroids.
- System conditions: such as anemia, diabetes, jaundice and thyroid diseases.
In addition to anal itching, you may experience:
- Visible redness
- Keep the perianal area clean and dry using clean water.
- Apply a small amount of piece of cotton to the area to keep it dry during the day.
- Do not scrub vigorously with toilet paper when cleansing.
- Avoid using perfumed creams, lotions, bubble baths that may irritate the area.
- Eat foods high in fiber, such as vegetables.
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