Have you got a really itchy anus? If so this is most definiatly a fungal infection. Untreated it could last for many years, the constant scratching can just exacerbate the problem, which will just make the piles worse. As a start get some virgin coconut oil and start taking, about four teaspoons a day.. And rub some around the anus as well. Its no coincidence that a well known brand of pile cream contains coconut oil. But topical application wont remove the fungus in the gut.
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Re: Anal Itch
YES, raw organic coconut oil worked very well for me, but only gave me a temporary reprieve from itchiness. Then I called my holistic MD and she said to add a few drops of grapefruit seed extract. Within a day the whole condition improved by about 75% and now it is almost gone. I tried the tea tree oil and it worked for a fews days but then it started burning my skin to the point where it was excruciatingly painful. Both the coconut oil and the GSE are very soothing- no burning at all! I am SO grateful to have found this solution. This was a very frustrating awful experience..I could barely sleep for a few nights. I have a whole new respect for babies with diaper rash- imagine poor things suffer and can't scratch. No wonder babies wake up all the time!
Colloidal Oatmeal & Mineral Oil (Remedy):
I had written a post about how olive oil temporarily relieved this nagging anal itch i've had for months. The olive oil didn't do anything long term but one day I decided to take a bath w/ all natural aveeno bath powder (can be bought at walmart, cvs, etc) and mineral oil (the laxative). This remedy is probably the most soothing for the itch. The Aveeno Bath powder has colloidal oatmeal which is great for skin irritation. The mineral oil works overtime as it stays on the skin after the bath. What I do is mix 4 table spoons of mineral oil w/ one packet of colloidal oatmeal powder into a warm bath. I usually let it soak for 1/2 hour. It takes a few days to truly feel the difference but I can say with confidence that my irritated tush is healed. On a side note, I no longer use regular toilet paper which was the culprit for causing the itch. I switched to moist wipes that contain no alcohol and has Aloe Vera and Vitamin E.
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Posted by Lorica (Indiana) on 10/15/2015
I got this problem after a bout of diarrhea and lots of toilet paper use therefore. I tried extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil with and without turmeric, witch hazel, apple cider vinegar, Neosporin, Noxzema, all to no avail. The problem got worse after several days. I prayed and the word "silver" came to me.
I sprayed folded sheets of toilet paper with colloidal silver to remove all traces after a bowel moment. I also sprayed the entire outer area 3X a day with c.s. About 5 minutes after the spray I applied Neosporin to keep from getting dried out in that area.
In less than 24 hours the difference has been dramatic. I feel an occasional mild itch, that's all and assume the problem will go away with more of the same treatment. It was awful before and really interfering with my sleep so much that if I had had some alcoholic beverage around I would have been tempted to get a little drunk so I could sleep!
Btw, I used homemade c.s., which you can make cheaply with distilled water.
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Posted by Mandandi (Gaborone, Botswana) on 02/19/2016
Funny illness this. Anyway, I started having the sore/tender anal itch a month ago after I overdosed on probiotics(am cleaning out candida poisons from my system). Massaging wouldn't do it, though it felt good, ahhh. Worst thing is I couldnt see a thing down there to make a proper exam(Who can??). I just figured out reading this that it is due to overdosing the probiotic supplements that caused all the mayhem down there. Who knew some good old bacteria could do that?
Anyway, I decided to take 4 comfrey tea teabags daily last week, and that worked. The open sores and tenderness are gone a week on, though some itching still remains. It's not so bad.
Comfrey plant is a true healer. It healed me very quickly of the internal pain after candida came out last year. I guess my gut was in holes after 30 years of candida infestation.
Posted by Brat (Flemington, Nj ) on 10/24/2011
I have had issues with this for some time now on a daily basis and it is worse with a bowel movement. It is incredibly painful and irritating as you all know. I didn't put two and two together until yesterday when I had cranberry juice, which I started drinking again yesterday for its health benefits and ability to flush out fat. Low and behold today I have had no issues. I don't know what exactly causes the itching and pain, but I had wondered if it wasn't a yeast infection. Even on a low carb diet I still had issues though. In the past I have had cranberry juice and it went away, but I didn't realize that's what worked. Cranberry juice is great at fighting bacteria and yeast and my problem is totally solved whenever I drink it. It must be the unsweetened one that's just 100% cranberry juice, NO other juices or sweeteners (or you can also make your own which I've done before and it isn't hard.)
Posted by Emilyette (Saskatchewan, Canada) on 08/24/2013
I had itchy butt for 3 years before I got up the nerve to go to a doctor. Then over the next 3 years, I went to 3 different doctors. They didn't help. I started researching and tried a few different things including yeast solutions, they helped a bit, but nothing stopped it. Finally I saw a book with a special diet for your health and I decided to try it for other problems that I was having, such as swollen knees. After 3 months I was surprised to find that the itching (had gradually) gone away!!! Yea!!!
Turns out that I have a problem with wheat! I have recently gotten carried away with eating wheat again and I'm back to the itch. I've also noticed that sugar makes it worse, so have cut way back on that too. But I cut out wheat entirely. Very hard to do, everything has wheat in it. I've been off wheat and cut way back on sugar for about a week and the itch is gone! I intend to make some coconut flour pancakes, muffins etc. I'd almost forgotten that wheat was that bad for me, it's been so long since I've had this kind of reaction.
I know this is not the solution for everyone, but I just wanted all of you to know that something like this could be a solution. The book I was talking about is Eat Right For Your Blood Type, just in case someone would like to try it. Good luck and good health to all of you.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Posted by Bob (Middletown, Ny) on 08/12/2013
Itchy anus and butt area: I had this problem for years, I eliminated through trial and error, Tomatoes and tomato products such as ketchup, all types of peppers and pepper products, and onions except dehydrated onions. All the food types I loved but now stay away from. Itching has stopped.
Posted by Cured (Oklahoma) on 02/02/2015
I had really bad burning and itching in my butt for years. Made me insane. It was so bad to even walk or sit. I had an application by the doc (I think you can get it over the counter though) of methylene blue...it cured it right away but the problem came back later. Finally found out it was candida causing an infection. Did a lot of candida research, what worked was a regimen of supplements such as aloe vera (orally), grapefruit extract, olive leaf extract, caprylic acid (the best one) and a couple others, rotated about weekly and cutting out all sugar and bad carbs like white bread and crackers, etc. Don't cut out all carbs like some say to do, you'll feel horrible and stop the treatment. And it's not necessary. Just eat lots of vegetables, whole grains, and fruit, and take the supplements, about two or three at a time, rotated to keep the candida from getting immune. Also you're killing good bacteria as well as bad, so you must, must take a probiotic to repopulate. I highly recommend kefir. Also, the only thing that worked for the itching and pain was tea tree oil lotion I got from natural grocers (I'm sure it's other places, maybe even just use the oil). Clean well (don't itch or scrub! ) and apply as often as needed, also helps slightly inside the anus. It helped so much, I would have gone nuts without it. I kept up the regimen for several months, you have to stick with it and do it long enough to kill all the bugs and fix your body's balance. I've now been cured for about two years, no new problems!!!!
Posted by Stevesall (Renton, Wa) on 03/03/2013
I see many remedies posted on this site regarding anal itching. Some remedies gave good results or temporary results. In my case, I finally figured out it was coffee causing my constant itch and burning. It wasn't because I had a cortisone cream or apple cider vinegar deficiency, the itch was caused by drinking coffee. Fortunately, I drank only 2 cups max a day, so quitting it did not cause the withdrawl sypmptoms when I quit. Because I suspeceted coffee, I abstained for 3 days and the itching and burning disappeared. I wanted to see for sure if it was from coffee so I had a few cups two days in a row and on the third day, the itching returned. I only have one cup of coffee every other day and there's no problem. If you drink coffe and have a constant itch and you want to rid yourself of the nuissance, totally give up coffee for 3 or 4 days. When it works for you, you will thank me. Leave feedback if it works for you. Thanks
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Posted by Anonymous (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 06/10/2013
I suffered with anal itch for more than 2 1/2 years. I went to the doctor was tested for pinworms and parasites. The pinworm test came back negative but I took the medication anyway.
I tested positive for blastocystis parasite. My doctor said that most people aren't affected by this parasite but gave me the medication for it anyway.
I was so relieved that something was found and couldn't wait to take the medication. This was after more than 2 years and 3 doctors.
Nothing happened with the medication. Still itching...
I swear I was going to lose my mind if I couldn't get the itching to stop.
Over time I tried most of the remedies mentioned here. One day I went into a health store to get another one of the remedies mentioned (I can't remember which one). I told the person in the store what my problem was and he recommend garlic suppositories.
I sprinted to the grocery store to get the garlic. Tried it that night and had instant relief. The itching would come back about 2 days after a movement so I did it a few times in a row.
I've had no itching for 3 months now!!!
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Posted by Ec (Homesttead, Fl, Usa) on 01/13/2011
This is a horrible, painful and completely embarassing problem. I was horrified to even mention it to my doctor. Thanks for all the great suggestions, will definately try ACV. The only thing that has worked for me in the past is Gold Bond Powder.
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Posted by Jeannie (NYC, NY) on 12/18/2008
I have been suffering since last January. All of a sudden, if I drink coffee I have diarrhea and really harsh burning and itching of the butt. (I have been drinking coffee since I was a child). I stopped coffee and started drinking tea. That was OK for a few months now I can't have more than 2 cups of tea or it starts hurting. Now, tomato sauce, veggie burgers, a glass of wine - anything with high fiber! I went to a gastrointerologist who suggested I get a colonoscopy. Afterwards he said there was nothing wrong except that I had some diverticulitis in my upper left colon. I stopped all the foods that irritate me. Last night I had a veggie burder (I haven't had one in about six months so I thought I'd give it a try). My butt itched all morning and when I went into the bathroom, my butt had "leaked" and there was a mess in my pants. I need to tell you that I am in very good physical condition. I eat healthy food, exercise, never smoked or drank (an occasional glass of wine) - I am mortified writing this message. has anyone else had a similar thing happen and what was diagnosis. Thanks for your help.
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Posted by Amy (Cleveland, Oh) on 01/02/2012
My Answer for Anal Itch: Go GLUTEN-FREE!
This was my answer after a 2-year struggle with itching in various places. Turned out to be a reaction to gluten, an indigestible protein found in many foods. Fortunately, the market is GF friendly, and there are many, many options. Absolutely worth the switch since itching is just one of the many autoimmune reactions of eating gluten.
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Posted by Lorenzo (Portland, OR) on 03/21/2007
I had a very bad case of Candida last winter. It was extremely harsh. My crotch and butt were itchy and sometimes burned, my mood was agitated, I was suffering from insomnia. To finally get rid of the ailment, I went on a sugar-free diet and took some medication from my doctor. This was great. It killed all the candida within days. My problem then became a severe flu, as my body was not getting rid of the dead candida fast enough. My body was basically experiencing toxic shock. I took tons of fiber, drank gallons of water over several days. This finally made me feel better. Now, I just take Grapefruit seed extract in water every few days to keep the candida at bay. It is very effective at eliminating candida after it has set in as well, but you should take a diuretic to get the dead candida out of you. For candida, take 5-6 drops of GSE in 20oz of water. Drink in one sitting. Do this once each day for 3 days. May cause heartburn. If so, water down the dosage or use fewer drops (3-4).
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