Anal Itching (Pruritus Ani)

About- Anal itching or Pruritus ani is the irritation of the skin of the anus, causing the desire to scratch.

Symptoms-
Other associated symptoms
 Burning sensation
 Soreness
 Visible redness
 Swelling
 Ulcers

 Rash

Causes-

Personal care habits

 Excess friction to the anal area, such as rough wiping after a bowel movement

 Exposure to perfumes and dyes present in toilet tissue, soaps, or clothing detergents

 Anal tumours

 Diabetes

 Atopic dermatitis

 Psoriasis

 Anal fissures

 Diarrhoea

 Faecal incontinence (leaking stool)

 Haemorrhoids

 Parasite infections

 Sexually transmitted diseases like Genital herpesChlamydiaGonorrheaHIV/AIDSSyphilis

 Skin tags

 Bacterial infections

 Yeast infections

 Chocolate intake

 Spicy foods intake

 Caffeinated beverages intake

 Tomatoes intake

 Citrus fruits intake


Specialist to visit-

 Dermatologist

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References-

https://www.healthline.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.health.harvard.edu

 

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