Painful rash around anus

When to seek medical help Symptoms of an itchy anus are rarely a medical emergency. An exception is when you experience bleeding from your rectum. Bleeding may signal recurrent gastrointestinal bleeding. Make an appointment to see your doctor if your itching disrupts your daily life and is getting worse even after self-care treatments. How is anal itching treated? If the itching is due to an infection, a doctor can prescribe an antifungal, antibacterial, or antiparasitic treatment to get rid of the infectious organisms.

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But getting one on your butt? That's a whole 'nother level of misery. Have you ever discreetly scratched a butt itch in public? No, because you can't.

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Print Overview Anal itching is a common condition. The itch, situated in or around your anus, is often intense and may be accompanied by a strong urge to scratch. You may find anal itching to be embarrassing and uncomfortable. Also called pruritus ani proo-RIE-tus A-nie , anal itching has many possible causes, such as skin problems, hemorrhoids, and washing too much or not enough.
When to see a doctor? Typically, rashes clear up on their own after a few days or weeks, but sometimes they require medical treatment. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends seeing your doctor about a rash when: the rash is sudden and spreads quickly the rash covers your entire body you have a fever with your rash you have blisters on your genitals or anus the rash is painful the rash starts to look infected, which may include yellow or green fluid, red streaks, or painful swelling Dermatologists can often identify a rash on sight. A dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in skin health. Your doctor will do a physical exam and look at the rash.
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