Itchy Bottom : How to get rid from Itchy Bottom ?


A common ailment known as pruritus ani causes persistent rubbing or discomfort on the bottom (anus). The primary sign is an impulse to scratch your bottom, which can be hard to control. This may result in infection and harm to the skin there. 

Anal itching, also known as pruritus ani, is a frequent sign of a number of ailments. In the anal region, a person could suffer burning, itching, redness, or pain. A doctor can recommend the right drug based on the underlying problem.


An itching bottom might have many different reasons. They include various skin disorders and piles or hemorrhoids (lumps within and around your bottom).

An insignificant leak (soiling) from the bottom is the most frequent reason. Small leaks of watery mucus or poop (stool) from the bottom might irritate the sensitive skin nearby.

The reasons may be connected to various internal or skin health problems. An itchy anus can be brought on by skin conditions like:

  • Excessive friction to the anal region, such as harsh wiping after a bowel movement
  • Exposure to fragrances and colors found in toilet paper
  • Soaps, laundry detergents,
  • Atopic dermatitis, a kind of eczema
  • After having a bowel movement, improperly wiping
  • Psoriasis

The following medical problems can result in itching in the anals:

  • Fecal incontinence and diarrhea (leaking stool)
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Parasitic diseases
  • Sexually transmissible diseases
  • Bacterial skin infections
  • Candida infections
  • Anal fractures
  • A nasal tumor
  • The use of laxatives or other drugs that produce diarrhea are another reason. 

Anal irritation has also been connected to specific meals. These consist of:

  • Spicy meals and chocolate
  • Tomatoes 
  • Caffeinated beverages
  • Citrus foods

How to check if you have an Itchy Bottom?

Consult a doctor if your bottom is itchy and you have the following symptoms:

  •  It does not go away after three or four days.
  • It continues returning
  • It bothers you
  • You find it challenging to get to sleep as a result.
  • Other parts of your body are also irritating


You may experience the following in addition to anal itching:

  • Burning
  • Soreness
  • A rash
  • Apparent redness
  • Swelling and ulceration


At least once every day, or immediately following each poop, wash and carefully dry your bottom.

Some individuals discover that cold water is more calming than warm. Instead of wiping your hands with a cloth, use water.

If you use a shower head while sitting on the edge of the bath, you could find it simpler to wash your bottom.

As soap can sting, it is advisable to wash your bottom without it. A light emollient is a nice choice (a cream or liquid that makes dry or sore skin softer or less painful). Examples include

  • Aquamax
  •  Zerocream
  •  aqueous cream

These goods are available from pharmacies.

If you have left the house or are at work, use the restroom with a little plastic bottle of water. After having a poo, you may wash your bottom with this. Wet wipes without alcohol can also be used when you're not at home.

Put a little bit of moist cotton wool on your fingers if you have bottom leaks. This may be used to thoroughly clean the bottom while making sure that any poop remnants are removed.

Put a little plug of cotton wool in the bottom of your leaking persists even after cleaning it. This may prevent the excrement from irritating your skin when it emerges. Please talk to your nurse or doctor about this.

Gently dry your bottom. using a soft tissue or cloth to pat it. Do not massage the region. The most comfortable technique to dry the region may be to use a hairdryer on a low setting if you are really painful.

An itching anus can be avoided by leading a healthy lifestyle. Prevention strategies comprise:

  • Keeping up a regular workout and eating plan

In order to promote normal digestion and ward against diarrhea and hemorrhoids, healthy eating and regular exercise are recommended.

  • Having good hygiene practices
  • Keeping yourself clean might help stop itching. Avoiding scratching and keeping the anal region dry and clean are both good habits.
  • Do not wear baggy clothes
  • Moisture and irritation can be reduced by dressing in loose-fitting, natural, breathable clothes.
  • Use clear detergents and soaps
  • Avoiding soaps and detergents with colors and fragrances can also stop skin rashes that cause itching anus.


Treatment for pruritus ani might be challenging. It can take several months of patient treatment for your symptoms to become better.

  • Keep the region as clean as you can. Clean your bottom after using the restroom with moist toilet paper or non-alcoholic wet wipes. Consult your nurse or doctor if you experience bottom leaking. Wear loose cotton underwear and replace it every day.
  • Use non-biological washing powder to clean your underpants (this does not contain substances called enzymes to break down dirt and is better for sensitive skin)
  • Eat additional fiber to soften your poop by changing your diet (fiber is found in fruit, vegetables and wholegrain bread, pasta and cereal)
  • Ingest a lot of water
  • Do not scrape the surface area, even if you feel the need to do so
  •  Avoid wiping your bottom excessively with dry toilet paper
  • Avoid adding anything to your bathwater, such as bath salts, bath oil, or bubble bath.
  • Avoid using creams, deodorants, talcum powder, or antiseptics on your bottom unless a doctor has prescribed this course of treatment.
  • Avoid wearing tights, tight jeans, or G-string underwear; avoid sitting for extended periods of time on plastic chairs.

If the pharmacy has a private space where you may converse, you can inquire with the pharmacist. They could advise:

If the itching is brought on by threadworms, there are medications and home remedies you may use to relieve it and lotions and ointments you can purchase.

Never use:

  • More than one cream or ointment concurrently
  • Any lotion or ointment longer than a week, since they may aggravate your skin and worsen the situation.

A doctor may recommend an antifungal, antibiotic, or antiparasitic medication to get rid of the infectious organisms if the itching is brought on by an illness. Higher steroid dosage prescription ointments can also relieve itching and reduce inflammation.

More intrusive therapies, such as banding to reduce the haemorrhoid or surgical excision of the haemorrhoid, may be necessary for hemorrhoids that cause anal irritation.

Symptoms can also be lessened by avoiding anything known to make the anus itchy, such as meals and medicines.

Complications of Itchy Bottom

Threadworms are a common cause of an itching bottom that gets worse at night, especially in children.

Children under 2 and women who are pregnant or nursing should not typically use threadworm medication; instead, they should consult a doctor or midwife.

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Page last reviewed: Mar 15, 2023

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