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A 16-year-old male asked:

could the cause of my itchy anus be because its ind of hairy? im a teen and its not severe at all. ill itch a couple times a day. is it normal?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Victor Yang
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Check it out: Anal itching generally is due to mild irritation in the area. If it is frequent and or bothersome, then you should have it evaluated.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Itchy Anus: Pruritus ani can be caused by foods: spices, hot sauces, peppers, coffee, tea, carbonated beverages, milk products, tomatoes, tomato products, white bread. It can also be caused by: infections, skin diseases like psoriasis, hemorrhoids, allergies, digestive problems, and skin irritation.
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Yes: It could be one of the causes, and maybe the only one. Consult your dr if after normal hygiene this symptom persists.

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