Itchy Butthole

Hello there!

Since you are reading this, odds are you have an itchy butthole, or know someone who does.

No worries, let’s just pretend you are doing research for “someone else”.  Even so, we’ll continue to use “you” in place of “someone else”. :)

So, is your itchy butt driving you INSANE??? Is it embarrassing, painful, annoying, and doggedly persistent?

ItchyButthole.com offers you information about anal itching and offers ideas for eliminating the cause of butthole itching, even if the itch is SO BAD or has been there SO LONG that you’ve given up hope of eliminating it.




Butthole Itch – The Cause

Unless you’re content to simply scratch, rub, shift awkwardly in your seat, and then scratch some more, getting to the cause of your itchy butthole becomes paramount.

What is the actual cause of butthole itching?  While it may vary from person to person, one of the most common sources of butthole itching is a localized yeast or bacterial infection.

This infection irritates the skin around the anus/rectum/butthole. In turn, this irritation gets itchy, then more itchy, and then so incredibly and agonizingly itchy that you have googled “itchy butthole”, and are now looking for answers on this website.

Bacteria and yeast like warm moist places, and guess what your butthole is?  It is a warm and moist place.

There’s a decent chance that the source of your butthole itch is something other than a bacterial or a yeast infection, but there’s also a decent chance that it is just that.  Obviously, this website can’t tell you what’s going on in your butt, so the information that follows may or may not be of interest to you.




How to Get at the Cause of a Butthole Infection and Eliminate It

Idea 1: Scratch It Like Crazy

It is doubtful whether any amount of scratching has ever eliminated a bacterial or yeast infection. Sure, it might feel good in the moment, but it likely won’t get rid of the source.

Idea 2: Wait It Out

Another option for eliminating a bacterial or yeast infection is to simply let the immune system take care of it.  You know, wait for a few weeks or months, and hope the butthole itch goes away. Patience is a virtue, but extremely annoying sometimes. If you like scratching, you’ll really like this option.

Idea 3: Eliminate the Bacterial or Yeast (Fungal) Infection

You may not like the implication of this idea (as it forces you to admit that you have an infected butthole), but this is a fair idea to consider.

There are many ways of getting rid of an infection, but many of them involve prescription antibiotics. If you want to pursue this, go to a doctor and they’ll be glad to hook you up with a healthy pharmacy bill.

Another way of dealing with bacterial and yeast infections is to use an over-the-counter antimicrobial product like structured silver solution.

There are lots of silvers on the market, but ones with structured molecules and alkaline pH are the latest and best.

Antimicrobial products come in gels, liquids and powders, but “ease of application” vs “effectiveness” is what you’ll be interested in. If you can get a liquid or gel that kills the bacteria and yeast quickly (like good structured silver solution does) that may be causing your itchy rear, you’ll be on the way to less itch. For liquid silver, an easy way to get to the itch is to pour 4+ ounces into a warm bath and just sit in the tub for 20 minutes. Relax, let the bathwater go where it goes, and eliminate the source of itch. Silver is relatively easy to apply and has been proven to sterilize skin for hours, so you can imagine what it’ll do on your butthole!

Goodbye bacteria and/or yeast, that’s what! You’ll be joining the itch-free and living a carefree life again soon. For a change, you can stop thinking about your butt CONSTANTLY and get back to real life again!

Which Part of the Butt is Itchy?

To the uninitiated, the “butt” is just a butt. But, butts have several distinct parts. If you have an itchy rear end, it’s important to know which part is itchy:

Itchy Anus

When someone thinks they have an itchy butthole, they typically have an itchy anus. People often call this “anal itching”, but the street term for this is often “itchy butthole”.

The anus is the external opening of the rectum. It has two sphincters to control the release of the feces during defecation, which is the main function of this organ. The two sphincters (internal & external) are actually circular muscles that regulate the constricting and relaxing of the orifice according to the needs. However, only one that can be controlled at will, which is the external one. This organ is located behind the perineum (located behind the vagina) in females, as for males, it’s located behind the scrotum.

Regarding its structure, the anus is directly continues from the rectum, and it’s also the final component of the gastrointestinal tract. It passes through the pelvic floor and surrounded by muscles. The internal and external sphincters are surrounding the top and the bottom part of this organ with the main function of controlling defecation. Anal valves are surrounding its length and meet at the pectinate line.

Pubic hair will also grow around the anus during puberty as the growing of testosterone levels trigger the hair growth on the body. However, normally it will fill out by the end of the puberty period. It will also depend on the genetic characteristics, because in certain populations androgenic hair is less common.

In defecation, when the rectum filled with feces it creates an intra-rectal pressure that will push the feces against the anal canal walls. The intra-rectal pressure will increase as the abdominal and pelvic floor muscles are contracting and create intra-abdominal pressure. The pressure is answered by the internal anal sphincter by relaxing the muscle so that the feces can enter the canal. As the feces are pushed through the anal canal and out of the rectum with the help of peristaltic waves, the rectum will shorten. The sphincters’ relaxation will let the feces to come out of the anus. The process ended with the levator ani muscles pulling up the anus over the feces on their way out.

It’s important to clean the exterior of the anus after emptying the bowels. Anal cleansing practices may vary between cultures but generally with gentle wipe using clean water will be enough or alternatively using a damp toilet paper then continued with a dried one to dry the area.

Itchy Butt Cheeks

Having an “itchy butt” can be a totally different itch if the itchy parts are the actual butt cheeks instead of the butthole.

Butt cheeks, also known as buttocks, are two round shaped portions of the anatomy that are located on the posterior of the pelvic region. They comprise a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus (the largest and most superficial of the three gluteal muscles) as well as gluteus medius muscles (a broad, thick, radiating muscle, situated on the outer surface of the pelvis). They have several functions, and one of them is to enable weight to be taken off the feet when sitting.

In certain cultures and societies, the butt cheeks play a significant role in interpersonal attraction. In many cultures, they are also a common target for corporal punishment, because they’re considered to be much safer to hit rather than head for example.

The butt cheeks are formed by the masses of glutes superimposed by a layer of fat. The iliac crest (the superior border of the wing of ilium and the superolateral margin of the greater pelvis) is marking the end of the superior aspect of the buttock, while the lower aspect is outlined by the horizontal gluteal crease (an area of the body described by a horizontal crease formed by the inferior aspect of the buttocks and the posterior upper thigh). There are two insertion points in the gluteus maximus: one-third superior portion of the linea aspera (a ridge of roughened surface on the posterior surface of the femur) of the femur (the most proximal bone of the leg in tetrapod vertebrates), and the superior portion of the iliotibial tractus. The intermediate intergluteal cleft or ‘crack’ is separating the masses of the gluteus maximus where the anus is located.

Looks like helping with a sitting position is the main function of butt cheeks. In sitting position, primates, including humans don’t need to rest their weight on their feet to be able to sit upright, unlike four-legged animals. However, butt cheeks in human anatomy have other functions. They also help in propelling the body in a forward motion and helping the bowel movement.

Hair growth around the butt cheeks could vary in humans and other primates. Baboons and all gibbons for example, have hairless butt cheeks. While in human, genetic characteristics play an important role. However, usually children have smooth butt cheeks, while adults will have varying degrees of hair growth on the area.

Itchy Butt Crack

An itchy butt crack is a less common form of itch that can sometimes be confused with an itchy butthole. The butt crack and the anus are side by side, hence the common confusion.

The butt crack is formally known as the intergluteal cleft. It also has many synonyms that are well-known in the medical world, including gluteal cleft, anal cleft, natal cleft, clunial cleft, crena ani, crena analis, rima ani, and crena interglutealis.

It is the groove that runs from under the sacrum to the perineum, just between the buttocks. The name was given because it forms a visible border between the external part of the rounded protursions of the gluteus maximus muscles (the largest and most superficial of the three gluteal muscles that makes up the shape and appearance of the hips).

One of the most common health problems that can occur on this organ is known as pilonidal cyst or pilonidal sinus. It’s mainly caused by the obstruction of hair follicles by ingrown hair in the intergluteal cleft, which triggers a foreign body reaction. Secondary tracks might open onto the skin, resulting in bad smelling odor coming out of the cyst, that’s why it’s also called a pilonidal sinus.

This condition is often very painful and usually occurs in people between the age of fifteen and thirty five. The symptoms could include:

  • Pain or discomfort or swelling at the area around the tailbone.
  • Bloody discharge or purulent (opaque yellow) from the tailbone area.
  • Excessive moisture in the tailbone area.
  • Feeling discomfort when something touches the tailbone, like when sitting, riding a bike, or doing sit-ups.

People who sit a lot might risk themselves to the disease, because too much sitting will increase pressure on the coccyx region. However, trauma is believed not to be the main cause of this disease, but it’s resulting from an inflammation of an existing cyst. There are cases where a pilonidal cyst occur months after a localized injury to the area.

Some experts believe that pilonidal cysts could be the result of a congenital pilonidal dimple (small depression in the skin, located just above the buttocks). Another cause is excessive sweating around the area. When moisture from the sweat fill the stretched hair follicle, it will create a low oxygen environment, which will result in the growth of anaerobic bacteria that commonly found in pilonidal cysts.

The treatment for this disease may include hot compresses, antibiotic therapy, application of depilatory creams, or in severe cases, a surgical procedure might be needed.

Itchy Rectum

Itchy rectum is less common than an itchy anus, but is worth taking seriously and discussing with a doctor if encountered.

The rectum is the end portion of the large intestine, which is about 4.7 inches long, which begins at the rectosigmoid junction. The caliber is identical to that of the sigmoid colon (the part of the large intestine that is closest to the rectum and anus), but it is dilated near its termination and forms the rectal ampulla. The rectum is followed by the anal canal before the whole sequence ends at the anal canal.

The rectum is a part of the lower gastrointestinal tract, which is a continuation of the sigmoid colon that connects to the anus. The shape of the rectum is following the shape of sacrum (a large, triangular bone at the base of the spine), and it ends with an expanded section in the rectal ampulla. Rectum doesn’t have taeniae coli (three separate longitudinal ribbons of smooth muscle on the outside of the ascending, transverse, descending and sigmoid colons).

The supporting structure of the rectum includes:

  • Perinea body
  • Pelvic peritoneum
  • Rectovesical fascia of Denonvillers
  • Lateral ligaments
  • Waldeyer’s fascia
  • Pelvic floor formed levator ani muscles

The main function of the rectum is to act as a temporary storage for feces. As the materials filling the space from within, the rectal walls will expand stimulating stretch receptors from the nervous system in the rectal walls creating the urge to defecate. In the case of the urge is not acted upon in a short time, the feces will often return to the colon where more water will be absorbed from the feces. So the longer a person delays a defecation, the feces will get harder and constipation will occur.

When the rectum is full, the intensity of the intrarectal pressure will improve and force the anal canal walls apart. This process will allow the feces to enter the canal. When the feces is forced into the anal canal, the rectum will shorten and peristaltic waves will push the feces out of the rectum. Internal and external sphincter also play a role by pulling the muscles of the anus in up order to allow the feces to pass.

Constipation is the most common disease that can happen relating to rectum, some other diseases that can happen include rectal cancer, rectal prolapse, ulcerative colitis and mesentric ischemia.


Get Rid of Your Itchy Butt

Depending on which part of the butt is itchy, different strategies emerge for eliminating the itch. Hopefully you can eliminate your itch as quickly as possible, as scratching is not a very attractive habit or an effective treatment!

This website’s information may not be complete, but hopefully it helps you in your quest to nail your anal itch once and for all!!!