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Anal Itching: Causes and Treatments
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Since I am a sufferer of Hemorrhoids and not a doctor, we can just skip the Medical mumbo jumbo for now. Anal itching is the irritation of the skin at the exit of the rectum, known as the anus, accompanied by the desire to scratch. Although itching may be a reaction to chemicals in the stool, it often implies that there is inflammation of the anal area. The intensity of anal itching and the amount of inflammation increases from the direct trauma of scratching and the presence of moisture. So the more you scratch and the harder you scratch the worse it can get. Initial treatment of simple itching is directed toward relieving the burning and soreness.
Anal Itching (Pruritus Ani)
An anal fissure is a small tear in the thin, moist tissue mucosa that lines the anus. An anal fissure may occur when you pass hard or large stools during a bowel movement. Anal fissures typically cause pain and bleeding with bowel movements.
The ailment is known as pruritus ani , meaning "itchy anus" in Latin. Talk about a straightforward translation. Some people have "primary" pruritus ani, which means their anus is itchy for no apparent underlying reason. Others have "secondary" pruritus ani, which means the itch comes from an anorectal condition like hemorrhoids, anal fissures, bacterial infections, and more. If you find yourself dealing with that type of unwelcome wake-up call, here are some possibilities for what might be driving that itch — and what you can do to soothe your seat.