Anal Itch Remedies

Gluten-Free Diet
Posted by moe (CA) on 12/14/2023

A reduced gluten diet is good… but a sugar-free least until a person is cured better.

2 parts that helped cure my itchy bum.
Internally: You must stop eating/drinking anything with sugar. This is coming from the guy who used to devour Krispy Kreme dounuts like cookies. But if you are serious about stopping this itch, then trust me and go sugar-free; at least until you stop scratching for awhile.

Eat Green Food and Drink Green Juice. I had a box of AG1 greens and drunk a pack every day. This will improve your digestive health and gut health. Wheat Grass is also cool.Also add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to anything you drink…at least twice a day. I added it to my tea every night in addition to a little bit of coconut oil. It has theascetic acid that provides the anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties your body needs.

I also cut a small piece of garlic in half and swallow each one; you can also buy garlic pills but the fresher ones are more potent. And I would eat salads with arugala and it would be nasty because I would not add any dressing or sauce that might have sugar. Google The Strongest Candida Killers in the Anti-Candida Diet for more things you should eat.

Externally: I tried a lot of creams in the anal area to stop the itching including one that costs $50 called pranicura. It did soothe the area in the beginning, but Im not sure if its the cause of a rash I developed a couple of days later. I had to get a prescriptionfrom the doctor for an anti-fungal powder version of Nystatin.

The natural thing that appeared to have worked for me was a little bit of apple cider vinegar in the itchy spot. ACV on a paper towel will burn your butt…but, it will be so worth it afterwards. Follow it up with something cooling like hazel witch ointment or Destin or some kind of cream that you probably have used before; only this time its teaming up with ACV to beat the hell out of this itch.

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

Anal itch. Gluten free diet works best.

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.

Gluten-Free Diet
Posted by Jw (Sacramento, Ca, ) on 03/29/2014

I'm not saying it might not be the answer for some, but I didn't get "The Itch" until after I'd given up gluten for several months!

Reading all the good advice, thank you everyone who is posting on this embarrassing business!

I'm now wondering if a new probiotic might be the issue, or just general candida (as many have said) although I have don't have some of the symptoms of that (no coated tongue, no thready morning saliva in a water glass) I do see white, mucus-y clumps in the water with my stools.

Gluten-Free Diet
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.