Our Symptom checker provides clinical advice on what to do next based on your symptoms.
Itchy skin 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.
Rectal problems include haemorrhoids, fissures, abscesses and incontinence.
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.
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.
Injuries to the anal region can be the result of changes in bowel function or sexual activity. Learn when to seek urgent medical attention and how to relieve any pain.
Heat rash is harmless but very itchy, with small red spots in places where sweat collects. Find out more about this condition and how to treat it.
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.