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Itchy skin, or pruritis, is a common irritation that can be very frustrating. Understand the different types of itchy skin and how to ease the discomfort.
There are many different reasons your head might be itchy. Learn more about the different causes and treatment options available.
Itchy anus (pruritus ani)
An itchy anus, also called pruritus ani is a common complaint. The itch, in or around the anus, can be extremely intense and persistent, causing a constant urge to scratch. Read about causes, things you can do and when to see a doctor.
Scabies is caused by a tiny bug that burrows under the skin, causing intense itching and sometimes a rash. Here’s how to prevent spreading it.
Tinea is a common fungal skin infection. Learn about the causes, types — such as athlete's foot and jock itch — and how to prevent and treat tinea.
Rectal problems include haemorrhoids, fissures, abscesses and incontinence.
It can be distressing if problems with normal anal function occur. Good anal hygiene, along with improving your diet may help reduce risk of pain and discomfort. Learn more about anal care here.
Insect bites and stings
Most insect bites will clear up in a day or two, although some people can have severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). Learn more about insect bites and how to handle allergic reactions.
Heat rash, also called sweat rash and prickly heat, is harmless but very itchy, with small red spots in places where sweat collects. Find out more about and how to treat it.
Itchy eyes are usually caused by an allergy or by dry eye syndrome. There are things you can do to treat and prevent itchy eyes. Read more on the causes here.