If you have anal itch, it may be hard to fight the urge to scratch. But scratching will only make the problem worse. Doctors can't always find a reason for it, but.
Also called pruritus ani (proo-RIE-tus A-nie), anal itching has many possible causes, such as skin problems, hemorrhoids, and washing too.
Treatment of anal itching depends on the cause of the problem. It may include taking self-care measures such as nonprescription anti-itch.
Learn about the causes of anal itching, like pinworms, diarrhea, psoriasis, anal fissure, hemorrhoids, skin tags, yeast infection, diabetes, and HIV. Plus, read.