6 Reasons Why Does My Butthole Itch so Bad?

When itching starts in the ass, it is very difficult to resist the temptation to scratch it. However, this not only does not solve the problem, but it can also spoil your image in a decent society, writes Men’s Health.

“Anal itching is a fairly common problem that can cause one to freak out,” says Mitchell Berstein, a specialist in bowel surgery. “Some people begin to itch even in their sleep, which only aggravates the situation.”

Anal itch is of two types – “primary,” when the anus scratches for no apparent reason, and “secondary” when it is caused by some anorectal disease (hemorrhoids, anal fissures, bacterial infections, etc.).

Here are 6 possible reasons for this unpleasant phenomenon:

1. You do not thoroughly wipe.

If you do not pay enough attention to hygiene, in the anus there are fecal particles that can cause itching. You may not wipe your hands thoroughly. Or drink too much coffee, which relaxes the anal muscles and can cause a flow of feces.

To solve this problem is simple: take a shower and thoroughly rinse the anus. Well – it means with soap. Just use the wrong soap to wash your face and body. Best suited “soft” soap.

2. You wipe too carefully.

Yes, anal itching can be caused by too excessive wiping.

The skin around the anus is very sensitive. If you wipe it too dry with dry toilet paper, it can be damaged, which will cause itching. And some types of paper crumble, and the smallest particles of paper in the skin can also cause scabies.

If you think this is your case, try an alternative – for example, a bidet, if you have one. If not – wash in the shower.

3. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Another possible cause of anal itching is STDs, especially herpes, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. These diseases are quite common, especially among those who engage in anal sex without a condom.

They cause inflammation of the rectal area, often accompanied by itching. Herpes and HPV can also cause warts, which cause additional itching and burning. All these STDs often lead to rashes, discharge and pain in the penis and scrotum.

If you suspect an STD, consult your doctor. Cured of the disease, you will get rid of the itch.

4. Eczema.

Sometimes scabies in pants can be the result of eczema, a skin disease characterized by a red, scaly-like rash and persistent itching.

The exact cause of eczema is unknown, but it is associated with an over-reaction of the immune system and may be due to allergies and asthma. Sometimes eczema appears under the influence of external factors, such as weather changes or contact with cleaning agents.

Under stress, eczema can get worse. Stress activates the inflammatory processes in the body, and this often results in scabies.

Eczema is usually treated with topical steroid ointments. They quickly relieve itching by acting directly on inflammation.

5. Fungal infections.

Fungi are constantly present on our skin, but they usually prefer warm and moist places that are not blown by the air — for example, underwear.

As a rule, the body successfully copes with foreign organisms, but if you have recently had a disease, are experiencing severe stress or sweating excessively, the fungus can linger. In this case, around the anus, redness, and inflammation is formed, as in eczema.

Call your doctor for a local or oral antifungal agent. We also recommend changing your underwear to something more “breathing,” because hot ass is a real breeding ground for germs and bacteria.

6. Washing powder.

If you have an itchy rash on your ass, the washing agent may be the culprit. Washing powders and liquids contain irritants that can cause dermatitis. Especially often this occurs in those places where clothes become wet with sweat – for example, in the groin.

To protect against contact dermatitis, buy washing products without fragrances and dyes.

What to do with anal itching?

Regardless of the cause, if the itching lasts for more than two weeks and nothing helps, consult a doctor.

There is always the possibility that itching is a symptom of something more serious, such as cancer of the anal canal. However, this probability is very small – this cancer, as a rule, causes bleeding, and not just itching.

Itching of the anus and anal area

Itching is defined as an urgent need to scratch the perianal area (i.e., mechanical irritation, most commonly with the help of nails, but also various instruments). This ailment, like all anorectal diseases and neighboring body parts, is classified as a group of embarrassing diseases. Therefore the decision to consult a doctor (the anorectal doctor is a proctologist) is often postponed. While the search for the causes of itchy in the child is essential to us, adults, especially men, are often downplayed. As a result, the anus is itching more and more, and the resulting constant discomfort negatively affects the quality of life.

Meanwhile, in the vast majority of cases, the cause of the itchy anus is usually not serious, and the use of simple treatments recommended by the doctor helps to eliminate the nuisance in a relatively short time. However, the therapy should begin by determining why the anus is itching.

Itching, pinching, burning anus

Itching is usually not an isolated symptom. It is often accompanied by additional ailments, such as the burning anus, tickling, stinging in the anus, and even anal pain.

These sensations force us to scratch, which allows temporary relief of symptoms. For the itching in the anus, it is characteristic that skin reddening in this area occurs and the presence of skin lesions in the form of foreheads, sometimes outbreaks of bacterial superinfections.

The feeling of itching around the anus is sometimes intensified to such an extent that it disturbs the daily activity of a sick person. Because itching at night usually becomes worse, it disturbed sleep, leading to insomnia, chronic fatigue and decreased the effectiveness of our activities. Interpersonal contacts also become disturbed – when the anus is continuously itching, causing a constant need to scratch, they become embarrassing. There is also a reduction in mood and some cases to the development of depressive disorders.

The cause of anal pruritus is not always a disease. It can be caused by both lack and excessive personal hygiene. Anorexia after defecation is often associated with the intake of a large number of acute foods, coffee, alcohol or chocolate. The reason is also a shortage of some vitamins (mainly A and D), but also a tendency to excessive sweating in this area of the body.

Causes of the itchy anus in the child – pinworms and scabies

There are quite a few reasons for itching in the anus. It is worth remembering, however, that there is a large group of patients diagnosed with so-called spontaneous (i.e., idiopathic) anal pruritus which is a medical condition whose cause has not been known so far. The disease states that may be the cause of itching of the anus include parasitic diseases and all kinds of infections – fungal, bacterial and viral.

The most common parasitic diseases include apoptosis and scabies. Oxyxia is a disease caused by the human pinworm, a common cause of anal itching in children. It occurs mainly between 5 and 6 years old. Her symptoms include anal itching, nervousness, and decreased appetite. Affected children are irritable and agitated. A relatively frequent symptom is also gnashing teeth at night. Treatment of this condition consists in the observance of personal hygiene and the use of antiparasitic drugs.

Scabies is caused by human itch. In the course of this disease, the symptoms are worsening (feelings of itching around the anus) in the evening and at night, as well as after a hot bath. The basic method of treatment is taking care of personal hygiene and frequent change of underwear and bedding.

Anus mycosis – itching in inflammation of the anus

The cause of itching may also be inflammation – both anal mycosis, as well as bacterial or viral infection. In the mycosis of the anus, besides persistent pruritus, the presence of acutely exfoliated erythema and exfoliative lesions is characteristic, on the edge of which small clumps and cysts can be seen. The treatment of choice, in this case, is the use of topical antifungal preparations (creams, ointments). From the group of bacterial infections, the most frequent are those caused by staphylococci and streptococci. Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections.

The cause of itching of the anus is also skin diseases – this mainly applies to psoriasis and lichen, because skin changes in the course of these diseases can be located in the area of the anus. Treatment in this group of patients is carried out by a specialist in the field of dermatology.

It should be remembered that the anus is at the first stage of the development of neoplastic lesions in anal cancer and rectal cancer.

What else makes the anus itch?

An important place among the causes of itchy anus occupies proctological diseases or anorectal diseases. This group includes mainly hemorrhoidal disease (hemorrhoids after childbirth, pregnancy hemorrhoids, etc. – itching may be accompanied by burning, pain, and even bleeding from the anus visible on toilet paper), but also anorectal and anal fissure. In the case of these diseases, the itching sensation is caused by the irritation of the skin through the mucus from the anus, i.e., the inflammatory secretion that escapes in the course of these diseases. Treatment of anal itching is carried out by proctologists and surgeons.

Allergies can also be responsible for unpleasant conditions – allergic diseases are always associated with a feeling of persistent rectal itching. The most common are contact allergies, which is a response to irritants contained in washing powders, creams, soaps and preparations intended for intimate hygiene. The treatment of choice is the elimination of the factor responsible for causing symptoms; the pharmacological treatment plays a less significant role here.

Mental disorder is another cause of anal pruritus; it is often found in patients with depressive disorders, chronic anxiety, and neurotic disorders. Itching is caused in most cases by the fact that patients scratch and rub the skin of the anus in a prolonged manner, resulting in the appearance of excoriations. Due to the lack of care for personal hygiene in this group of patients (change of underwear, baths), bacterial superinfections caused by scratching of skin lesions occur in a short time, which causes pruritus. It is a kind of vicious circle because the itching sensation intensifies scratching, which in turn promotes infections and itching increases.

How to treat itching anus?

Depending on the cause, the treatment of anal itch may be different, although in each case the most emphasis is on adequate personal hygiene. It is recommended to thoroughly clean the anal area in the morning and the evening, as well as after each emptying.

For this purpose should be used lukewarm, clean water with the addition of mild soap. It is essential to ensure that the crotch area remains dry – after a bath, thoroughly and gently dry the area of the anus with a soft, non-irritating fabric.

The selection of personal underwear also plays a significant role. Persons suffering from anus itching should choose underwear made of natural materials, preferably cotton, and avoid wearing the plastic and impermeable to the air because they increase the sweating of these areas and thereby increase pruritus.

It is also important to take care of the proper rhythm of bowel movements, because both constipation and diarrhea may exacerbate the ailments. For this purpose, you should consume large amounts of fiber-containing products – mainly fruit and vegetables.