If no author information is provided, the source is cited instead. Cut back or avoid beverages, such as coffee or cola, and foods that you know might cause diarrhea. You may feel intense itching around and just inside the anus. Refraining from using soaps and detergents with dyes and perfumes can also prevent skin irritation that leads to an itchy anus. When urine passes over the cuts in women, it causes stinging, which is then relieved by over-vigorous wiping with toilet paper, again further damaging the skin. Anal itching - self-care Genital herpes - self-care.
Good practices include refraining from scratching and keeping the anal area clean and dry.
Pruritus Ani (Anal Itching): Management and Treatment
Sexually transmitted infections may also involve the anus and can cause anal itching. A rash or lump in or around the anus Bleeding or discharge from the anus Fever Also, call your provider if self-care does not help within 2 or 3 weeks. Pat dry or use a hair dryer set on low. Register for a free account Sign up for a free Medical News Today account to customize your medical and health news experiences. Pat dry with a clean, soft towel or unscented toilet paper. Scratching causes tiny little breaks in the skin that are intensely itchy when the usual moisture and humidity of the perianal area comes into contact with them.