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Do you always have problems with itchiness in the buttocks area? A dermatologist knows the most common reasons. Many potty mistakes can be easily avoided.

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  • are they hemorrhoids? This question is asked by many people who struggle with itching in the anal area.
  • But dermatologist Christoph Liebich knows: itchy bottoms usually have completely different, much more harmless reasons that are easy to control.
  • You should avoid one type of toilet paper from now on to control the symptoms.

Why should you do without wet toilet paper now?

In an interview with the Focus news portal, dermatologist Christoph Liebich explained the most common causes of itchy bottom: “It is important to know that it is not necessarily a question of hemorrhoids, but that the whole thing also represents a attention problem”, knows the expert: “What are we doing wrong? We use soap in the anal area”. But this would dry out the sensitive area.Soap scum can also attack the skin: it literally eats away at the skin if not completely removed.

Even using wet toilet paper is not good for the anal area. The soaps and fragrances it contains irritate sensitive skin and can cause itchiness.

Colorful patterned toilet paper rolls
Not only wet toilet paper, but also other toilet paper can irritate the sensitive intimate area. © Andreas Gebert/dpa

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With these dermatologist rules, itching stops

Toilet paper is now available in the most unusual variations: with fun and colorful patterns or even with an exotic Piña Colada scent. Dermatologist Liebich, however, warns against such products: The dyes and fragrances may cause skin irritation.

For those who want to protect the environment, Christoph Liebich also has bad news: recycled toilet paper contains dyes that can irritate the buttocks.

The skin expert’s call: “Please always wash your anal area with water, use pure white toilet paper. It is best to keep the anal area short after a bowel movement. get a shower and then the itching will also get much better.”

This article only contains general information on the respective health topic and is therefore not intended for self-diagnosis, treatment or medication. It in no way replaces a visit to the doctor. Unfortunately, our editors cannot answer individual questions about clinical pictures.

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