Anal Itching: How To Cope With This Delicate Problem And What Causes It?

Date April 5, 2018 14:58

Itchy bottom is a delicate problem, which should not be ignored. An unpleasant feeling of irritation of the skin around the anus is not a disease, but a symptom that can indicate pathology.

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Following diseases can become a cause of the issue:

  • worms (this problem is especially common among children);
  • hemorrhoids;
  • inadequate hygiene;
  • bacterial infection (e.g., streptococcal);
  • skin diseases (dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis).

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There are also trigger factors for such an unpleasant symptom. Among them:

    • underwear fabric type (wool, synthetics can provoke an allergy);
    • excessive sweating due to wearing tight clothes;

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  • anxiety, stress.

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Here are some tips that can help you soothe the irritated skin:

1. Thorough washing after each visit to the toilet will protect the damaged skin from infections.

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2. Avoid using fragrant soap and synthetic materials.

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3. Wear cotton underwear, as it doesn’t harm your skin.

4. Take herbal baths to soothe the irritated skin around the anus; you can use aloe vera, chamomile, calendula, or lavender. These herbs have anti-inflammatory properties.

Diseases of internal organs are the most dangerous, because often they cause generalized itching without any manifestations on the skin:

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Do not self-medicate if you experience itching for more than a week! Sign up for a consultation with a specialist. This will prevent the further development of the disease. Stay healthy!

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