Anal Itch Remedies

Bidet  

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


Posted by Joann (Bentonville, Ar ) on 01/31/2012
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A bidet made my anal itching all go away. I had wanted one for years, but we didn't have hot water near the stool. I decided to get one anyway and use cold water only until we could run a hot water line to it. My husband hooked it up in just a few minutes. He turned off the water, unscrewed the water line to the stool, then screwed a bidet connection that fit to the water line and the bidet. Water then can go to the toilet, when it is flushed or the bidet, if it is turned on. Everything to hook it up was included.

This one isn't electric and it works great. I bought it on sale at Amazon for $79. The first week the water seemed a little cold and it was summer time. (My daughter said it gave her frost bite. ) I got used to it being cold and it doesn't bother me at all even in the winter time during zero weather. The water to the bidet stays in the waterline in the bathroom and the chill dissipates between uses. I have used it and it didn't bother me.

I have a range of motion problem, so it was very hard to wipe, I had to lay down to clean myself and it would take at least 10 minutes 4 times a day. I get cleaner with the bidet. I sometimes use a hand held bidet with warm water and hand lotion or oil in it to rinse after I have used the stool bidet. The company offers a hand held bidet with the toilet bidet sometimes. A hand held is good when you are away from home but the toilet bidet is a lot better.


Cayenne  

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Posted by Bill (Charlotte, Nc) on 10/08/2011

I'm going to give you the cure. I tried everything too. I came accross this in dermatologic paper on line so I'm not taking the credit. I had very bad night itch and this cured it immediately. There are two catches to this:

Catch 1: You have to do it every night (or most nights). But so what... you brush your teeth every day right?

Catch 2: You have to be prepared for intense itching (about 5-7 minutes worth) every night before bed.

The treatment is capsaicin cream (0.1%) or less if you can find it. You can buy it right from CVS, Walgreens, etc. In the area that sells muscle pain heat creams (e.g, Heat). This is made from cayenne peppers. You need to use a very very small amount. Trust me when I say if you are using more than a bb size it's too much! Don't think more is better. Apply the tiny bb sized amount. It will spread, don't worry such a small size not covering. Its enough. After you apply it wait for the itch. It will come and it will be intense! But after its gone there will only be a sort of cool feeling. You will sleep through the night. Since you have abrasions down there my friend, the stinging and itch will be worse the 1st week. But, since you are awake for the itch, you'll be able to will yourself not to scratch unlike when an itch comes in your sleep and you're kind of on autopilot to scratch. Good luck.


Coconut Oil  

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Posted by Fellow Sufferer (Eastern Usa, Usa!) on 03/20/2013
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After suffering from anal itching for well over a year I finally found something that works!! No burning vinegar, (which did help but the itch was always back the next day or two)

Pure Virgin COCONUT OIL!! I haven't suffered the itch in a month. Trust me, that in itself is a miracle. Instead of burning or itching more at first like the vinegar or baking soda or peroxide it actually soothes. If I start feeling it come back I just add some more. I hope you all can find some of the relief that I have found with coconut oil!

Replied by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
03/20/2013

That's because most anal itching is caused by a fungus, the coconut oil is an antifungal.

Replied by Louwrence
Rustenburg, North West, South Africa
03/22/2013

Methylated spirits also very effective as a remedy for anal itch, just pat your anus with cotton wool soaked in methylated spirits.

Replied by Chris
Tennessee
01/03/2014
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I confirm! My experience almost the same. Coconut oil applied directly cures same day. Then whenever it just starts to itch apply once again (ever few days) coconut oil is great for eczema or flaky dry skin too. Don't know if it's the same thing.

Replied by Louwrence
Rustenburg South Africa
01/04/2014

Hi Chris, You can also use methylated spirits, it works almost instantly.

Replied by Dwayne
Merika, US
09/02/2014
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I used coconut oil and almost instantly felt better. And now my a-hole smells like macaroons...bonus!!!


Posted by Gavin (Manganui, Northland, New Zealand) on 07/19/2011
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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.


Coconut Oil, Grapefruit Seed Extract  

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Posted by Jambamama (Los Angeles, California) on 03/01/2014
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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  

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Posted by Paul (Uxbridge, MA) on 12/01/2008
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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.

Replied by Jaibee
Chicago, Il
09/16/2011

You can put Aveeno cream (the best) or generic oatmeal body/hand cream on a Q-tip and, well, stick it in there. Wipe off excess with TP. And for me personally- I get itch after too much gin (even expensive gin) and if I have had poison ivy or sumac, after eating too may cashews (come from the same family as poison ivy)

Replied by David
Thailand
02/17/2015

The most common cause of anal itch (Pruritus Ani) is the continual rubbing and irritation of the sensitive skin with toilet paper. The simple solution is to clean with water, not soap, and the most efficient way to do that is with a Hand Bidet Sprayer. It will go away and stay away. See www.bathroomsprayers.com


Colloidal Silver  

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Posted by Lorica (Indiana) on 10/15/2015
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Anal itch:

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.

Replied by Jasper
Long View, Ca
02/14/2016
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I too tried everything from essential oils, acv, etc. Only colloidal silver helped. I put it a small piece of toilet paper and just kept it up there for a day, results were immediate relief.


Comfrey  

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Posted by Mandandi (Gaborone, Botswana) on 02/19/2016
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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.


Cranberry Juice  

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Posted by Brat (Flemington, Nj ) on 10/24/2011
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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.)


Dietary Changes  

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Posted by Emilyette (Saskatchewan, Canada) on 08/24/2013
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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.

Replied by Sarah
Charlotte, North Carolina
02/16/2014
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I had anal itching for a couple of years. I thought I had pinworm and was looking up remedies for that, but nothing worked.

I was a no-sugar freak--after reading William Dufty's The Sugar Blues. I used real maple syrup or fruit-sweetened jams for deserts or on pancakes, cereal, and plain yogurt. Then when the American economy tanked around 2007, I could no longer afford real maple syrup and bought brown sugar instead. Suddenly, no itchy butt. Then when I tried real maple syrup again, the itchy butt came back. I guess I have a sensitivity to it.


Posted by Bob (Middletown, Ny) on 08/12/2013
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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.


Dietary Changes, Probiotics  

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Posted by Cured (Oklahoma) on 02/02/2015
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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!!!!


Eliminate Coffee  

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Posted by Stevesall (Renton, Wa) on 03/03/2013
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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

Replied by Robert
San Antonio, Tx
05/18/2013
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I took your advice and sure enough, it worked for me. Thank you so much for posting your experience. ROBERT

Replied by Kay
Destin
10/04/2013
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I experienced this itching/irritation from excess acidity too; and I found that switching my coffee to a less acidic version (a milder or medium roast, and/or breakfast blend) helps greatly reduce/resolve this problem without having to give up my morning coffee entirely. I do love the strong dark coffees, so to quell my cravings, a few rimes a week I opt for creole coffee mixed with chickory, also known as Cafe Du Monde; or I add a cinnamon stick or (unsweetened) cocoa and/or carob power for that extra boost!

Replied by Rachel
San Francisco, Ca
01/22/2014

You could try cold pressed coffee - it's much lower in acidity (pH around 6.5, I think). Then you can still have the strong flavor without the acidity!

Replied by Zac39453
School, US
11/05/2014

i also have had this problem so I quit drinking coffee and the problem went away completely...unfortunately I am a junior in college so most of the time I end up taking the itchy butt so I can drink my 3 pots of coffee a day to stay awake...whooo

Replied by Vince
England
04/04/2015

Worked for me!

Replied by Ck
Indiana
01/26/2016
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Mine was caused by coffee too. I stopped drinking it when I was pregnant and the itching went away. It came back almost right away when I started drinking it again, which is when I made the connection.


Garlic  

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Posted by Anonymous (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 06/10/2013
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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!!!

Replied by Alfonso
Los Angeles, California, USA
06/27/2013

Sir your problem is Candidas: it is a problem with sugar taken over many years, its a yeast infection that has taken over the body, inside, , then it converts to a fungus. Unless you stop eating sugar, or cut back drastically it will never go away. You also have to kill it by eating raw garlic.. There is a candida test you can do in the morning by spiting in a clear glass full of water. Then you can see the strands of fungus holding together. There are many other natural foods that will destroy candida but this takes time six months to a year, if you are strict with this diet. Maybe in three months.. Good luck all of you out there. you should read more information regarding this evil sugar fungus that has taken over your body.

Replied by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
06/28/2013

Or you could get some Extra virgin Coconut oil and give the area a good paste after washing. If left untreated the anal itch can last for years. I don't see why you couldn't try a good antifungal cream, like the one used for athlete's foot.

Replied by Pbird
Everett, Wa, Usa
07/02/2013

Coconut oil works so well for fungal itches that its a bit hard to believe. It takes one application if I start to get a bit of it between a couple of toes.

Replied by Deborah
Alabama, USA
10/02/2014

Well, I have you all beat! I have been itching for over fourteen years! Went to the Dr. and got worm medicine. Tried that several times with no change. I have scratched and scratched until I have scratched holes in my underwear! Lol! I have tried preparation H which didn't work. I have tried some kinda new pill for yeast infection which didn't work. I have had it! I will try the ACV first thing in the morning. I can promise you that! Along with the coconut oil and whatever else has been mentioned! So thank you'all for your input!

Replied by Liz
Boston, Ma
10/02/2014

If you haven't already, you could also try warm sitz baths with about 1/8 cup of Witch Hazel added to the water. Soak for approximately 15-20 minutes after each movement. It works! :)

Replied by Timh
KY
10/03/2014

Milled Flax Seed taken w/ food cleans the Colon and Aloe Vera kills pathogens in the Colon walls.



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