Error: This is required. Error: Not a valid value. Having an itchy bum or an itchy anus can be an embarrassing and uncomfortable problem. However, anal itching is quite common and once the cause is discovered and treated, most people get complete relief. An itchy anus, also called pruritus ani, is a common complaint. The itch, in or around the anus, can be extremely intense and persistent, causing a constant urge to scratch. One of the most common causes of pruritis ani is overcleaning.
Anal Itching in Children: Care Instructions
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If your child keeps scratching her bottom, there are a few different causes to explore. You're right to check to make sure she's thoroughly wiping since this is one of the most common reasons for anal itching in young children, especially those who are just learning to use the potty. If much of the itching occurs at night and keeps her awake, a pinworm infestation is likely the cause. You should seek pediatric care if your child presents a pinworm infection. Your doctor may recommend pyrantel pamoate treatment. If you suspect a yeast infection , contact your physician for treatment options.
Anal Itching in Young Children
Pinworms are parasites that live in the intestines. The infection is spread by ingesting microscopic pinworm eggs. Young children often put their hands in their mouths and may not practice good hand hygiene before eating. An infected child may spread the infection if he gets eggs from the anal area on his hands and touches other children's hands or food.
By Cheryl Embrett Aug 29, When my five-year-old complained that it hurt to pee, I immediately suspected a urinary tract infection and called the doctor. I was mortified and ran out to buy bum wipes to help her clean up her act. Lose the guilt, says Michelle Ponti, a paediatrician in London, Ont.