I am feeling itchiness in the anus canal and between the vagina and anus. What is the reason for this and what should I do?

Itching inside anus is often caused from irritation from diarrhea (loose stools) or constipation (trouble having bowel movements); however, there can be other reasons for your symptoms. Itchiness between the anus and vagina can also be caused by: irritation from disposable wipes, panty liners, thong underwear, tight fitting pants or soaps or detergents as well as skin conditions such as lichen sclerosus or yeast infections. Try to avoid anything that could be irritating to the area. If you continue to have symptoms, see your health care provider.

Check out our Vulvar and Vaginal Care and Cleaning guide to learn more.