"My buttocks or anus is itchy!” Have you had such an experience? This may be caused by various factors, such as inflammation around the anus or excessive sweating. However, one of the causes is hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoids are a common condition, which are said to affect more than half of adults. Those formed inside the anus (internal hemorrhoids) are the most common. Hemorrhoids (piles) inside the anus (internal hemorrhoids) cause little pain and subside in the early stage with a little bleeding. Also, if the symptoms progress and the wart (hemorrhoid) comes out of the anus (prolapse), it may return to the inside of the anus soon. Thus, characteristically, it is hard to recognize.
Itching of the anal area due to hemorrhoids may be caused by a rash that develops because the prolapsed wart (hemorrhoids) is rubbed with underwear or the anus becomes clammy due to mucous in the rectum. How to deal with itching of the anus differs depending on the type. Use the table below for the care that suits you.
|Types of itchiness||Possible causes||How to care|
|Dry itchiness||Washing the anus for too long with a warm water washing toilet seat.||Wipe thoroughly after bowel movements. Later, it may be good to use an anti-itch ointment or other ointment for delicate areas. Make sure not to wash too much with a warm water washing toilet seat.|
|Clammy itchiness||Soft stool is stuck in the wrinkles of the anus, which creates unsanitary conditions.|
|Other||Hemorrhoids prolapsed out of the anus are rubbing on underpants, or the mucus is traveling along the hemorrhoids, sticking to your anus and perianal and causing a rash.||Wipe thoroughly after bowel movements. If it is difficult to clean well, use a warm water washing toilet seat for a light wash, then thoroughly dry the area around the anus.|
If you put on synthetic fiber underwear after care, itching may recur due to stuffiness caused by poor breathability of synthetic fiber. Wear underwear made of breathable materials such as cotton. It is also important to review your usual way of wiping your anal area.
The use of OTC drugs is one of the methods for dealing with itching. OTC drugs for hemorrhoids contain ingredients that stop itching. Early care and treatment are recommended before symptoms become severe such as bleeding by scratching.