Anal itching may be associated with redness, burning and soreness. The itching and irritation may be temporary or more persistent, depending on the cause.

When to see a doctor

Most anal itching doesn't require medical care. See your doctor if:

  • Anal itching is severe or persistent
  • You have anal bleeding
  • The anal area seems to be infected
  • You can't figure out what's causing a persistent itch

Persistent anal itching may be related to a skin condition or other health problem that requires medical treatment.

Oct. 09, 2015