About itchy bottom:
Itchy bottom (pruritus ani) is characterised by a strong urge to scratch the skin around your anus.
The anus is the opening at the lower end of the digestive system, where solid waste leaves your body.
Anal itching may be associated with redness, burning and soreness. The itching and irritation may be temporary or more persistent, depending on the cause.
As itchy bottom is a symptom rather than a condition itself, many cases have an underlying cause, for example:
- a bacterial infection – such as those that cause streptococcal infections
- a skin condition – such as atopic eczema, where the skin becomes red, dry and flaky
- hemorrhoids (piles) – swellings that contain enlarged and swollen blood vessels in and around the anus
In children, an itchy bottom is often caused by threadworms.
But not all cases of itchy bottom have an identifiable cause.
An itchy bottom can be made worse by:
- woolen clothing or blankets
- soiling yourself
- stress or anxiety.
An itchy bottom is usually easy to treat at home. Some ways of easing an itchy bottom include:
- keeping bottom clean and dry
- avoid using scented soaps
- use soft toilet tissue
- avoid scratching
Frequently scratching your bottom may damage or tear the delicate skin around your anus. This may lead to problems such as:
- thick and leathery skin (lichenification)
- sore and broken down skin (ulceration)
- the top layer of skin being worn away (excoriation)
The earlier these complications are diagnosed and treated, the quicker you'll recover. You should visit your GP if the skin around your anus changes or feels painful.
If the cause of your itchy bottom can't be identified and treated, it may last for long periods of time (known as chronic itchy bottom). This may cause you to feel embarrassed, anxious or depressed.
As the urge to scratch is often worse at night, your sleep may also be disturbed, leaving you feeling tired during the day.
Speak to your GP if your itchy bottom is making you anxious or depressed, or if it's significantly affecting your sleep.
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