Accessibility Contact Privacy Terms. Health and Disability Dermatology Skin Conditions. Hives are itchy, raised and red welts on the surface of a person's skin. Hives are commonly an allergic reaction to either a medication or food. The rash of hives can happen anywhere on a person's body, yet occurs most often on a person's chest, face, back, or abdomen. The rash is comprised of patches that are raised and vary in size from very small to very large.
Itching of the anus the opening at the end of the digestive tract where stool leaves the body and the skin around the anus perianal skin is called anal itching or pruritus ani. See also Overview of the Anus and Rectum. Most often, doctors do not identify a specific disorder as the cause of anal itching, and the itching goes away without treatment after a period of time. Many of the other cases of anal itching are due to hygiene issues. Only a very few cases are caused by a specific disorder see Table: Causes and Features of Anal Itching , such as pinworms or a fungal infection. Of the specific causes, only rare causes such as inflammatory bowel disease and cancer of the skin around the anus are considered serious.
Neurodermatitis is a skin condition characterized by chronic itching or scaling. You'll notice raised, rough, itchy areas of skin — typically on the neck, wrists, forearms, legs or anal region. Neurodermatitis is a skin condition that starts with an itchy patch of skin. Scratching makes it even itchier.