Pruritus ani is the irritation of the skin at the exit of the rectum , known as the anus , causing the desire to scratch. At worst, anal itching causes intolerable discomfort that often is accompanied by burning and soreness. If a specific cause for pruritus ani is found it is classified as "secondary pruritus ani". If a specific cause is NOT found it is classified as "idiopathic pruritus ani". Another cause is yeast infection or candidiasis.
Anal Yeast Infection
Pruritus ani - Wikipedia
Knowing your perianal area looks red is a tricky business unless you itch, feel pain or some other problem around the anus. Learn more about the underlying causes of redness around the anus, symptoms and cure or remedies. Yeast infections are caused by the overgrowth of Candida sp. This overgrowth is influenced by or can occur under certain conditions which will see shortly. To be clear, yeast infection of the perianal is possible in both males male yeast infection and females vaginal yeast infection.
Candidiasis (Yeast Infection)
See also Overview of Fungal Skin Infections. Candida yeast is a normal resident of the mouth, digestive tract, and vagina that usually causes no harm. Under certain conditions, however, Candida can overgrow on mucous membranes and moist areas of the skin. Typical areas affected are the lining of the mouth, the groin, the armpits, the spaces between fingers and toes, on an uncircumcised penis, the skinfold under the breasts, the nails, and the skinfolds of the stomach. Yeast is a type of fungus.
Candida Albicans is a normally harmless yeast infection found in the mouth, intestinal tract, and vagina. Candidiasis is an infection caused by a fungus called Candida; most commonly the Candida albicans variety. Candida infections are rarely serious in otherwise healthy people. In rare cases, it may spread through other parts of the body if the patient's immune system is not functioning properly. In the most severe cases it can affect the blood, the membrane lining the heart muscle endocardium , or membranes around the brain meninges.