If you have an itchy bottom you are most likely little embarrassed. But there is nothing you have to be ashamed of. Actually, anal itching is a very common problem. The medical term for it is Pruritus Ani. But it is different from the usual itch that is easy to scratch. Pruritus Ani means that the itching is so bad that there is a need to scratch it furiously. And then scratch some more. Actually, this condition is almost like a type of pain. You can’t resist the desire to scratch until your skin peels off.

Most patients with itchy bottoms don’t seek out medical care. A bad case of Pruritus Ani can be devastating. Often, the cause of the itch can remain unknown. But don’t you worry, I will share with you some of the most common causes of anal itching. The Pranicura site helps to rectify your problem with simple solutions

There is a bunch of medical conditions that can lead to itchy anus:

  • Anal fissures
  • Diarrhea
  • Certain skin conditions
  • Anal cancer
  • Infections
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Parasites

NB! If you have anal itching and can’t get rid of it for more than 2 or 3 weeks, go to see a doctor. Make sure nothing serious is going on.

The itchy bottom may be caused by using soaps, creams, baby wipes, and other products due to an allergic reaction to the product itself. Your diet can also provoke anal itching. The skin around the rectum area comes into contact with everything our bodies digest, by direct contact with the stool. Here is a list of foods and drinks it is better to avoid or cut back at least for the time necessary for healing:

  • Coffee
  • Spicy foods
  • Alcohol
  • Chocolate
  • Citrus
  • Tomatoes
  • Soft drinks
  • Dairy

Here is something interesting. Cashews can cause a furious case of the itchy bottom. Especially eaten in large amounts. The outer shells of the cashew contain substances called anacardic acids. They are the exact same irritants found in poison ivy. If the cashew is properly roasted, then the toxic substance is deactivated. But if proper roasting is skipped (for the sake of mass production), the consumer will have a serious problem. Imagine what poison ivy can do to your arms or legs. Now think about experiencing this feeling on your anus. Well, it will be really nasty. So be careful with the cashews.

Apparently, there can be plenty of causes of anal itching. If the cause is identified, then it is easy to treat it. In most cases, people respond well to any kind of treatment. Complications are rear events.

The itchy bottom is not fatal. It leads to discomfort and is a little embarrassing. Start early the treatment and you will be fine. Keep the rectum area dry and clean, forget about tight clothing and adjust your diet. If there is no improvement of the condition 2 – 3 weeks after starting the treatment, go and see your doctor.