Rectal Itching

Rectal itching is most often caused by dry or irritated skin in the rectal area. It can also be a sign of pinworms, especially in children. Itching may be more serious if it occurs with a rash or if it does not improve with home treatment.

Rectal Itching

Rectal Itching

Rectal itching is most often caused by dry or irritated skin in the rectal area. It can also be a sign of pinworms, especially in children.

Itching may be more serious if it occurs with a rash or if it does not improve with home treatment.

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Current as ofJune 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

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