Pruritis Ani (itchy Bottom)

Pruritis Ani is a fancy Latin word which literally means “Itchy Bottom”. It is a common condition with a variety of causes. Most commonly it can be managed with simple care measures around the bottom to keep it clean and dry and minimise any irritation that may be worsening the itching. Surgery is hardly ever required unless there are haemorrhoids which may be contributing to seepage of mucous that can be the cause of the problem.

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Information Sheet