Pruritis ani. Pruritis ani is an annoying itching, sometimes with burning, soreness, worse at night, in 1-5% of people (4x likelier in males). Treatment depends on causes: infection (fungal, parasitic, bacterial, std), local irritants (moisture, soaps, diet, drugs), dermatitis (psoriatic, atopic, seborrheic), cancer, hemorrhoids, fissures, fistulae, rectal prolapse, fecal contamination (diarrhea, incontinence).
Irritation. Many things can cause that. Keep yourself clean, and if not better, be seen for stool examination for parasites and other worms.
Pruritus ani... ...is the fancy Latin name. That doesn't help much, just means itchy anus -- and you knew that! Everyone has it from time to time. Hygiene is often a problem; careful wiping after BMs may help. Wash well, keep the area dry (e.g. corn starch or talc), and try over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream. If no better in a few days, see MD to check for things like yeast infection, anal warts, hemorrhoids. Read more...