A Home Remedy for Anal Itch That Works Every Time!
Here's a natural treatment for anal itch (pruritus ani) that gives fast relief, along with other home remedies you can use to finally get rid of this embarrassing problem once and for all!
G'day mate. I'm hoping you can help me. I suffer regularly and badly from an itchy bum hole (no polite way of putting it). When I'm out in public or on a date and I can't stop scratching my freckle, it's, well, not a good look let me tell you. You gotta help me! Are there any treatments you can suggest that will not only help with the itching, but actually cure this problem? Cheers!
Anal itching or pruritus ani is a very common condition that affects both men and women, although men seem to cop it more often and much worse than women do. While skin related problems such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and genital warts, along with excessive sweating around the anus can cause pruritus ani, the main cause is actually internally related. A yeast infection and/or pinworms are the most common causes. Hemorrhoids, constipation or diarrhea can also cause anal itching (these are internal problems too).
To bring relief to your pruritus ani AND cure it for good, you need a combination of external remedies (itch relief) and internal treatments (destroy the pathogen that's causing the itch). Thankfully, there are some excellent natural remedies and treatments that do exactly this.
Here's 7 of the best...
Home Remedy for Anal Itch #1... Olive Leaf Extract (OLE): Olive leaf extract should definitely be your first "go to" remedy if you want to treat your anal itch at the source. OLE is the most powerful pathogen killer on the planet bar none! If you have a yeast infection (candida fungus), bacteria, viral infection or pinworms, olive leaf extract will destroy all of these harmful organisms with ease. Because around 90% of pruritus ani cases are caused by pathogens in the body, once you get rid of these parasites you'll get rid of your anal itch.
For the olive leaf extract to work effectively, you must make sure you purchase a high strength formula and not one of the normal strengths. This is essential as the regular strengths are not strong enough to eradicate the harmful pathogens that are causing your anal itch. Plus, if you haven't given yourself a thorough parasite cleanse in the last 12 months then there's a high chance that you'll be riddled (literally) with these nasty little creatures - so a super strength OLE supplement will definitely be needed. If you're interested, here's the top selling OLE supplement currently on the market and the one we recommend to all of our clients... Olivus Olive Leaf Extract
. For dosages, take two capsules daily for 2 weeks then increase to four capsules daily (taken in divided amounts throughout the day) and stay on this for a period of 3-4 months to ensure a complete and thorough cleanse. It works like a charm!!
How to Get Rid of Anal Itch Remedy #2... Organic Coconut Oil: Coconut oil works great as both an internal and external remedy. It contains powerful anti-fungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that, externally, soothe the skin and the irritation that's causing your anal itch, and internally, destroys the infection and parasites that are currently wreaking havoc on your insides.
For external use, simply apply some organic extra virgin coconut oil (whenever required) in and around the affected area to help relieve the itching and burning. Coconut oil doesn't burn or irritate the skin either so it's perfectly fine to apply to sensitive or cracked/exposed skin. For internal use, consume 2-3 tablespoons of organic extra virgin coconut oil (such as these
) every day without fail.
Natural Treatment for Pruritus Ani #3... Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV): Apple cider vinegar is a powerful antibiotic and natural healer. It also contains strong anti fungal and parasite cleansing properties. To use externally, dip a cotton bud in some raw organic ACV with the mother
and place this in between the butt cheeks, gently resting it on the anus. Be aware that this can sting a bit for the first few seconds. Leave on for a minute or two before removing. Apply some coconut oil afterwards to soothe. For internal use and benefit, add a tablespoon (30 ml's) of ACV to a glass of clean filtered water and drink down. Do this twice daily, first thing in the morning and last thing at night for some extra fast healing and relief!
Natural Remedy for Anal Itch #4... Garlic: Garlic treats and cures pruritus ani
from the inside out. The anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic qualities in garlic help eradicate the infection that's responsible for your anal itch. In addition, garlic is one of the best remedies for pinworms, which is another reason why it should be added to your food list. Use it in your cooking as much as possible and even take garlic capsules
if need be.
Home Remedy for Pruritus Ani #5... Aloe Vera: Aloe vera is a terrific soother and is gentle on the skin. You can never go wrong using this plant so if you have some aloe vera in your garden simply slice off a small piece and peel, extract the gel and carefully rub it on and around the anus. Re-apply every few hours for sustained relief from the itching, burning and soreness.
Natural Treatment for Anal Itch #6... Probiotics and Yogurt: Probiotics are vital for the removal of yeast fungus in the body. Because yeast overgrowth (candida) is one of the main causes of anal itching, making sure you're ingesting enough good gut bacteria (probiotics) is essential. Eating lots of yogurt with live probiotic cultures should be your first course of action. You can also apply some probiotic rich yogurt externally to your anal itch for extra healing and relief. In addition to this, make sure you take a good quality probiotic supplement
every day so that you receive enough of these crucial little creatures. You should also look to culturing your own probiotic rich foods (including your own yogurt) as you can never have too many of these good bacteria (in fact, the more you have the merrier!) If you're interested, here's a handy website that explains all the in's and out's on culturing your own foods... Cultures for Health
How to Get Rid of Anal Itch Remedy #7... Avoid Coffee: This may be difficult if you're addicted to coffee, but there's a very good reason why you must quit this beverage. Coffee causes dehydration and is acidic to the body. This in turn produces eliminatory problems such as diarrhea, hemorrhoids, anal fissures and constipation (all causes of anal itch). When the body is acidic, this also allows candida yeast and pinworms to grow and thrive inside your body - something you most certainly don't want if you suffer from pruritus ani. So instead of drinking coffee, switch to green tea instead (particularly Matcha green tea). Green tea is alkaline (the opposite of acidic) so it actually helps with anal itch instead of aggravating it.
Additional Tips and Remedies for Getting Rid of Anal Itching...
- Epsom salt baths: Epsom salt baths are great for helping soothe the awful itch and soreness. A cup full added to a nice warm bath works wonders.
- Zinc oxide: A handy remedy if you find none of the external treatments working. Zinc oxide is used to treat diaper rash - and it works equally well for anal itch. Look for a product called Destin cream... Destin Diaper Rash Cream
- Eat more fiber: Fiber prevents constipation by softening stools. Eat plenty of high-fiber foods such as beans, peas, broccoli, sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, quinoa, prunes, buckwheat, fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables and nuts.
- Avoid allergens: Refined and processed foods exacerbate the symptoms of pruritus ani and allow yeast fungus and parasites to grow in the body - so these foods are best kept to a minimum. Chocolate, sodas and alcohol, along with any high sugar foods are amongst the worst culprits.
- Alkalize the body (positive pH): By keeping your body alkaline rather than acidic, the initial causes and triggers for your pruritus ani will be eliminated for good. This handy article and accompanying chart lists the best and worst alkaline/acidic foods... The Acid/Alkaline Foods List
- Use white unscented toilet paper: Scented and colored toilet paper looks and smells nice, however, it also irritates the anus like nothing else! Make sure you only use plain unscented toilet paper to wipe yourself after doing the deed.
- Try not to scratch: Yes, easier said than done. Scratching will only make the problem worse though, and unfortunately, by scratching your bottom you make it even itchier and more irritated so you end up scratching even more!
So hopefully these tips and remedies help you out Wayne.
Good luck and all the best to you!
Troy (Certified Holistic Nutritionist & Herbalist)
P.S. For more info on successfully treating yeast infections and hemorrhoids naturally, be sure to check out our informative articles on these. Here's the links... How to Get Rid of a Yeast Infection at Home Fast!Best Natural Remedies for Piles/Hemorrhoids