Itchy Anus and Rectum – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

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Itchy rectum and anus are really embarrassing topics to be discussed but unfortunately many people are suffering from the same. Constipation, poor hygiene and unhealthy diet are common causes of rectal and anal itching.

Common causes are:

1. Poor hygiene happens to be most common cause which can lead to rectal and anal itching. Dried feces sweat and scaly skins are responsible for itching in anus and it can be treated by washing with lukewarm water without soap.

2. Some food items such as tomatoes, chocolate, nuts, caffeine, wine and hot spicy foods can lead to itching in anus.Intake of such food items should be avoided.

3. In older people dry skin causes itching of anus and is also common among people who take hot shower. Prevention can be done by avoiding hot shower and applying moisturizing creams.

4. Hemorrhoids is one of the most important causes for itching in rectum. Hemorrhoids are caused due to constipation. Most of the hemorrhoids can be treated by taking hemorrhoidal creams and goes away in few weeks however few hemorrhoids needs to be removed by surgery. Treatment of itching in rectum can be done by using moist toilet paper to clean rectum and anus.

5. Hair follicles in anal can become inflammated and infectious which can be itchy and painful bumps can be formed in inner thighs. Treatment is done by surgery or use of antibiotics.

6. Pinworms are caused due to the intestinal parasites which are found in rectum and anus and mostly found in kids. Diagnosis of pinworm is done by stool examination and is treated by using anti-parasite medicines.

7. Rectal yeast infection can also lead to itching and it can be prevented by washing the infected area. Treatment however is done by taking anti-fungal yeast creams.

8. Bacterial infection leads to red itchy rash in groin of children and it occurs again and gain. It can be treated by using antibiotics.

9. Jock Itch is a fungal infection found usually in men as red itchy scaly rash in groin or inner thighs or butts. Found in moist and warm areas. Treatment is done by using anti fungal ointments.

10. Sexually transmitted diseases like genital herpes, syphilis, pubic lice and Gonorrhea can cause itchy rectum and anus.Treatment is done by taking medicines as prescribed by doctor.

11. Wearing tight synthetic pants can also cause itching of rectum and anus.To avoid such itching use anti-itch powder in your clothing before wearing them.

12. Eczema in groin can occur as red and scaly itch and it usually occurs due to wearing unwashed underwear, allergies towards fabrics or soaps. To prevent it wear washed underwear, keep groin area dry and wear loose dresses.

To avoid rectum and anal itching consume healthy diets followed by proper hygiene.

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