Anal Itch Remedies

| Modified on Dec 15, 2023
Parasite Connection
Posted by Cece (New York ) on 02/17/2023

Please before applying (symptomatic) itch relief, think about checking yourselves for parasites. I have been extensively reading up on parasites in the gut as one of the major causes for anal itching. I'm not sure what the test is, but the cure for worms is usually black walnut hulls and wormwood -- tincture and or capsules. Something else I read was that if you have dogs or other animals, chances are you have worm parasites. I think you can do an on line test for parasites. This is as much as I know for the time being.

Gluten-Free Diet
Posted by lynn4 (Maryland) on 10/13/2022

Anal itch. Gluten free diet works best.

Coconut Oil, Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by John (Alabama) on 03/19/2022

Have had this anal itch off and on for twenty years tried about everything with no success then I used a tablespoon full of organic coconut oil rubbed into hands with 6 drops grapefruit seed extract then massaged it into the itching area and presto it was soothing and immediately stop itching. Amazing thank you earthclinic people success again.

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Lou (Tyler, TX) on 02/16/2021

Arugula kills Candida fast.

Posted by Lou (Tyler, TX) on 02/16/2021

Good news! Arugula salad eliminates Candida!

Dietary Changes, Probiotics
Posted by Zark (Emerald City) on 08/26/2020

Yes a similar experience. Probiotics and dietary changes also help me, as does .. reducing sugary foods and rice (especially strict at dinner); eating olives; taking omega 3 and wheatgrass (orally); also I use a bidet and pat dry with toilet paper.

Omega 3
Posted by Zark (Emerald City) on 08/26/2020

Omega 3 is one remedy that works really well for me as a remedy for anal itch. It was most noticeable for me that the symptoms improved the next morning after eating a nice big salmon steak with skin on for dinner. Fish oil works well too, of course, you will need quite a large dose to make it work. I would need about 3000mg (3grams) of fish oil as a remedy, taken at night with dinner.

Posted by Zark (Emerald City) on 08/26/2020

Wheatgrass powder, taken orally, is currently may favourite remedy for anal itch. One heaped teaspoon mixed in with water or vegetable juice, and drink this once or twice a day. I haven't tested this out with barley grass powder, but I expect it should work too.

For me it is most important to take at night as that's when it is the worst for me. I actually get really sensitive to sugar and simple carbs like rice at night, and that's the main reason. Some kind of dysbiosis in the gut causing the itch and the wheatgrass is helping that somehow.

Posted by Zark (Emerald City) on 08/26/2020

Olives work well for me too. I find my symptoms have the root cause in the gut. I'm especially sensitive to sugary foods at night and so eating olives with dinner is good. My favourite remedy is actually wheatgrass powder taken orally, but I will have to make a seperate post about that.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Chris (Adelaide, Australia) on 07/14/2020

Is c s Colloidal Silver? If so, it would be extremely pertinent to state that. Wouldn't want someone to believe it to be anything else would you or consequences could be dire!
Thanks for the post anyway, Chris from Adelaide Australia

Posted by Carol (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) on 09/27/2019

Had a colonoscopy and from using toilet paper frequently and washing I was left with an itchy butt. It was driving me crazy so searched earth clinic. Many remedies, some complicated but I read someone ate about 10 olives and it took the itch away. Sounded good to me and pretty simple as I had just puchased a new jar of olives. Nothing special green with stuffed pimento. Anyway I ate about 10 to 15 and then went to bed. No itch in the morning. Good advice. Thanks Earth Clinic.

Triamcinolone Acetonide
Posted by Tom S. (Los Angeles) on 07/30/2019

I tried many different things & my ears, arse, & groin were all still itching like crazy. I was scratching the inside of my ear almost daily with a pen cap. My arse & groin areas were also itching like crazy for YEARS!!! Most likely inflammation & all the supplements I was taking. I was applying acv, rubbing alcohol witch hazel..etc. Nothing seemed to have a substantial effect. I'm very clean & up on my hygiene mind you. I finally went to the dermatologist & she wrote me some fancy schmancy prescription for like $250 + of ointments to which I made a call back to her & asked for something more reasonable. She wrote me a prescription for ‘Triamcinolone Acetonide' LOTION, usp 0.1% for my ears which is great because it's watery enough that it doesn't leave a residue build up that I need to dig out later AND the same ‘Triamcinolone Acetonide' CREAM usp 0.1% for my arse & groin. It all cost me like $50 or around that. Within I think the first day or two, it went away, thank you GOD!!! And that was like 3 months ago and now I just have to use those like maybe once a week if even. I love going all natural but sometimes you have to mix it up. I sincerely hope this helps someone if not many in need like I was for YEARS. Peace & Love.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Miss M (New York) on 07/04/2020

I just discovered my so called “psoriasis” was an allergy to cream. I was drinking multiple cups of coffee with full fat cream as I am on keto diet. Guess what cut the cream, and problems disappeared. Also potatoes! I would eat my Mickey Don fries and my head scalp “Psoriasis” would get itchy and breakout!

Look at your diet. Are there foods you eat on a multiple basis during the day? Culprit foods, dairy, nightshades potatoes, peppers, citrus, peanuts. You can save yourself medical bills by eliminating foods.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Mary (Idaho) on 07/03/2020

Is it possible you have a pinworm parasitic infestation? They lay eggs on the anus at night and cause itching.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Charity (Faithville , Us) on 07/02/2020

I ruptured L-5 ( bulging disc can also cause this)and it caused all hell to break loose. For years I fought bowel and bladder incontinence. I overcame that : ) ! The bowel incontinence irritates the anus. I read that B-12 and other B's help that, the gut normally produces b vitamins unless it's out of order, then even when you take b vitamins you may not be absorbing them.If it's part of a disc issue or prolapse issue then it means you don't need new spark plugs, you need a new engine. Get out the book and study the car and get ready to buy a truckload of supplements . Nothing is too hard to overcome given time and wisdom. Blessings, Charity

Most women don't understand prolapse until they get one diagnosed. They handed me this pamphlet and explained that the uterus the bladder and the rectum can all three at the same time crowd into the vagina as they fall . Or if you are lucky it will only be one. I was lucky. Thank God.

Nutrient absorption causes them to fail or pinched nerves from spinal issues, or both. See Eric Berg:

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Trishygg (Florida) on 07/02/2020

Aloe vera helps with the anal itch. You can also drink aloe vera. Have you tried a cleanse? Sounds like you have candida overgrowth.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Sabita (Orange City, Florida) on 07/02/2020

Under Ailments on this website look up Candida.

I had various symptoms of Candida including yours. I also had psoriasis on top of everything. Not natural, but I finally took Nystatin internally and Fluocinonide topically for the psoriasis. The Nystatin took care of all the symptoms. You can try going all out on the natural treatments first, which I did, but my symptoms were too severe and unbearable.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Anon (Anon) on 07/02/2020

Pinworms? Diatomaceous earth is not listed among the 50+ remedies you have tried:

Use ONLY FOOD GRADE diatomaceous earth.

You might try applying Anbesol to the itchy spot to help not scratch it.

I hope you are feeling better soon. :)

Eliminate Coffee
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us ) on 07/01/2020

Looks like lots of itchy butt sufferers had to stop their coffee. Dr. Batmanghelidj always said coffee made it so you needed more water because it was a diuretic . So when your minerals or water get out of balance your body produces histamine. Histamine can present itself as itching, hives, hayfever, ect...ect… hope this helps some of you coffee lovers...drink more water and take a balance of minerals with it especially minerals salts...salts hold water in place. Takes up to six months to rehydrate a body …..go slow.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 07/01/2020

Well, there are lots of things it could be, could be fungus and you can buy fungal creams for women at Walmart near the pads, cool it right down. Could be liver issues and then you need to eat a nice healthy oil to produce bile to digest B vitamins. Could be you eat hot sauce and got fire on the butt. Cool that down with some baking soda . Witch hazel is used for sutures pain. Gotta be careful here to treat the problem.

Can do a sitz bath with some mineral salts. Clove would numb it. What is going on in your sigmoid.....maybe some Colace store brand at Walmart is inexpensive, clear the lower bowel incase fermenting is going on. Maybe you have a prolapse and those are a pain in the butt, I can tell you firsthand. Dhea or progesterone cream or vitamin D with k, or maybe some magnesium, (Epson salt soak).

Lets see what could be the you have any tips that might pin it down? Alpha lipoic acid stops nerve pain and B vitamins help. How much stress do you have? Ashwaganda maybe calm that down. Oh yeah I just remembered there is a vaginal numbing cream like anbasol for the vagina at Walmar . Saved my day a few times. Hate pain. If it's parasites, you need to do copper or borax. Maybe diaper cream that has zin . Okay I'm out of ideas, I did my best to brainstorm with you but you gotta give me some hints.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Shelawford (Hampton, Va) on 07/01/2020

No, not a cure. Asking for help. I have scratched my butt till it bleeds I have tried all the remedies listed here. Nothing works. I hardly eat any sugar, I'm gluten free for the most part. Try to eat organic and a balanced diet.. Please help, it's becoming unbearable!!!!!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Juanita (Ky) on 09/12/2018

DO not use pure tea tree, it can cause very painful skin burns.

Eliminate Coffee
Posted by Stevesall (Renton, Wa) on 07/28/2018

Hey gang, it's me again, Stevesall, the guy who started this itchy, inflamed butt string. I'm glad to see my idea worked for several people. I have more good news to share. I discovered that organic Honduran coffee from Trader Joes, did not cause inflammation or itching, but recently discovered TJs discontinued it at my store - bummer. So I did a search on Amazon and found an organic Honduran coffee - a different brand. I haven't tried it yet, but hopefully it is butt friendly. You know what else burns? A flame about 3 feet high!

Aloe and Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Anon (Usa) on 06/25/2018

Rubbing alcohol cures fungal infections which it may be.

Posted by Anon (Usa) on 06/24/2018

Pinworms maybe? Papaya leaf?

For the excema? behind your ear wet a washcloth with isopropyl alcohol and scrub behind your ear with it 2x/day, also drink kefir and not milk, eat yogurt and not icecream. You may like the oxygenated magnesium colon cleanser (do a search), too. Stay out of public pools and hot tubs. Eat raw turmeric root. That is what I would do and have done. Hope it helps you.

Aloe and Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Wanda (Frankford, Delaware) on 06/25/2018

Very interesting because since I have started on probiotics this has happened to me.

Posted by Bee (Lansing Mi) on 06/21/2018

I've had anal itch for a decade. A Decade! I tried lots. Spent lots. Recently I began taking some supplements. After about 2 weeks I suddenly realized I hadn't been itching. It's been 3 months now and I'd say the improvement is 95%. The supplements I took had grapeseed extract and devils claw among others. 'm not thrilled with the cost of the vitamins but maybe this information will help you in some way. Now, the eczema behind my ear hasn't improved one iota. All this time I figured the itch was related.

Keep on trucking for that! I've been waiting years hoping one day to write a review here and say this. Such relief.

Cool Rinse
Posted by Hector (Phoenix, Az.) on 05/28/2018

Anal Itch: Cleaning the anus and area around it with clean water after I have gone to the toilet has help me from itching for the last 4 years. Just plain clean water. Does not have to be warm or hot. I think that too much acid in my poop had a lot to do with my problem

Dietary Changes, Probiotics
Posted by Say Yes Okoro (Bronx, NY) on 04/03/2018

Did the tea tree oil lotion sting upon application? And what brand? Thank you!

Eliminate Coffee
Posted by Diane (Pa) on 01/30/2018

Had itch for 10+ years. Tried all the creams, coconut oil, Apple cider vinegar, etc. Nothing worked. I stopped drinking coffee and no more itch!! It's so hard to give it up but worth it :)

Gluten-Free Diet
Posted by Bignumbas (Bunadaberg) on 01/17/2018

I had an itchy anus for 25 years from age 40 on until I found out my arteriosclerosis was probably cause by inflammation caused by wheat intolerance. This was after having 3 stents at age 56.

So I gave up wheat at age 60 and went gluten free and the itching stopped and has not come back.

If I ever accidentally had some gluten I would immediately get the itching and also a small sore that hurt when I wiped my rear end.

I have been told that when you go gluten free you become more sensitive to it as you lose any immunity that you had built up.

Coincidentally I found out that Lugol's iodine was used for treatment of arteriosclerosis so I have been having Lugols iodine for the last 7 months applying it transdermally usually about a half inch in an eyedropper every couple of days and found before Christmas that my gluten intolerance has gone.

I no longer get an itchy/sore anus even if I eat gluten.

I am however not going back to wheat but it makes my life so much better being able to eat it occasionally.

Hydro Therapy (Hot Water)
Posted by Bdb (Kerrville, Texas) on 12/26/2017

Anal Itch - Hydro Therapy (hot water)

Some people seem to be prone to this problem.

First of all make sure that you resolve any intestinal issue like fungus or parasites. In my case, I was clear of all of these things, but still the itch persisted.

I have been a student of natural medicine for many years and so I tried everything with very limited results.

Aloe Vera, ACV, coconut oil, witch hazel, comfrey ointment, all kinds of natural ointments, natural soaps and nothing worked very well.

In a moment of inspiration, I remembered that someone had posted that hot water relieved poison ivy, so I thought I would give it a try.

Amazingly...this worked better than anything else that I have tried.

To do it effectively, you need a good hand held shower head with a strong massage setting. Simply run the water hot but not scalding. You can gradually increase the heat, but don't over do it. Apply the hot water to the sensitive area using the massage jet setting. I do this every morning in the shower, with the best results that I have ever had.

Pinworm Connection
Posted by Geraldene (Adelaide ) on 10/17/2017

Sometimes people overlook that the itching can be caused by pin worms. It's not only children who suffer from pinworms.

A simple one off tablet at night can illuminate the itching.

My friends have put up with anal itching and all sorts of medications from the Doc for years..they all denied it could not possibly be pin worms..

Well after trying the medication for pinworms. They are itch free!

Their answer was..."why didn't my Doctor tell me this? And I hàve put up with this for years and it has cost me a fortune in medications for other diagnosis.

Eliminate Coffee
Posted by Bumdity (Southeast) on 08/09/2017

Yes, quitting coffee makes my bum all happy again. I had to ween off it completely, drinking even 1 oz of coffee my bum still itched; I get that headache withdrawal, coffee is an addiction. It's hard to stay away from coffee when others in the house are brewing it (sigh). I want to try cold-pressed coffee tho, see if that makes bum itchy. Still a mystery, because I've had this problem for over 40 years since I was a kid and I didn't drink coffee as a kid. My little brother also had this problem as I remember growing up, he was suffering too. I often wonder if my mom passed Candida on to us. No one else in the family wants to talk about it, such a universally taboo issue. On one hand it's so good to hear I'm not the lone freak :( but on the other it means it's a bigger social health dilemma. I eat VERY healthy, mostly organic, though occasionally sugar-binge. I eat good yogurt every day, have made keefir water for 2 years now, and good BM's. So it's the acidity in coffee, wow.

Eliminate Coffee
Posted by Frank (Canada ) on 07/10/2017

I'm gonna try this cuz I'm going crazy using anything and everything! Probably diet would help too

Posted by Zark (Emerald City) on 04/12/2017

Bidet for anal itch.

Yes this works. You can use a squeeze bottle filled with water also, and use that after using toilet paper (or instead of paper, or just use the paper to dry up). Also a long hot bath will help too when it really acts up.

This addresses the topical irritation caused by dysbiosis (bad gut flora). However since the root cause is in the gut / flora this can also be addressed by using 8+ strain probiotics; avoiding sucrose - especially at night; and also by getting both more rest AND exercise. Addressing the symptom is fine, but getting to the root cause is even better.