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Pruritus Ani (also known as anal itching, itchy bottom, or itchy anus) is a dermatological condition. It is characterized by itching in the anal area. After a bowel movement or at night the itching often becomes worse. It is important to avoid scratching the area because it can make the irritation and itching worse. It may cause skin damage or an infection.
Pruritus Ani is more likely to occur in men than in women. There are 2 types of Pruritus Ani:
What causes anal itching?
Surprisingly, the itchy bottom is usually caused by overuse of soaps and too much scrubbing with a towel or rough toilet paper, and not by poor hygiene. If you apply perfumed creams, lotions, ointments, powders, or other products in the anal region, this may cause some kind of hypersensitivity reaction leading to irritation and itching.
The combination of tight-fitting underwear and excess perspiration can also lead to itchy anus. Some foods and beverages, such as tea, coffee, carbonated drinks, spicy foods, tomatoes, citrus fruits have been linked to this condition. Diarrhea and constipation are other potential causes of Pruritus Ani. Pranicura helps to reduce the itching issue day by day and give permanent solutions.
Here are some other causes:
Here are some tips about how to treat Pruritus Ani:
If the problem persists for more than 2 weeks, visit your physician. He will examine you (using anoscope) to find the cause of Pruritus Ani and will prescribe you the necessary treatment to get rid of that uncomfortable condition. The most important thing to remember is to keep the area clean and dry and not to scratch it.