Itchy anus

Self-care

Wash carefully and use baby wipes several times daily to keep clean and dry. Avoid irritants and apply zinc oxide or petroleum jelly to protect skin.

When to make a doctor's appointment

See a doctor if:

  • Severe or persistent
  • Anal bleeding
  • Infection
  • Unexplained itch

Last Updated May 25, 2018


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