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Updated 21 April 2015

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Itching around the anus (known as Pruritis Ani) can be caused by many factors, including haemorrhoids. Most causes can easily be treated, but sometimes no obvious cause is found.

To relieve the itch, use plain white toilet paper, use non-scented soaps, avoid strong or acidic foods like spices or tomato and make sure your anal area is completely dry before putting on underwear.

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