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Home Remedies For Rectal Itching

Home Remedies For Rectal Itching

  1. Several foods have been found to cause allergies, leading to itching: beer, wine, hard liquor, coffee, milk, cola drinks, tea, citrus, chocolate, tomatoes, popcorn, nuts, and spicy food.
  2. Avoid gas-forming foods.
  3. Take vitamin A and flaxseed oil orally.
  4. Avoid stressful situations. High-strung individuals tend to have this problem more than others. Their nerves are on edge.
  5. Use wet tissue to clean the area after a bowel movement, but do not leave the area wet.
  6. Eliminating moisture from the area is a key factor. Moisture, leakage, and fecal soiling are frequently primary causes.
  7. Do not use anesthetic medications with “caine” in the name. They produce strong allergic reactions, making the condition worse. They also tend to keep moisture on the area.
  8. Avoid using soap in the area, for soap is highly alkaline.
  9. After a bowel movement, it will help to wash the area with a syringe of water. Dry thoroughly afterward.
  10. Take a hot sitz bath daily. After the bath, apply lemon juice to the area with a piece of cotton. Or rub wheat germ oil on all affected parts after washing and drying well.
  11. A warm (not hot) tea bag of goldenseal may be applied to the area for up to a half hour, to relieve itching.
  12. Avoid tight clothing of any type in the abdominal area.
  13. Avoid drugs; many irritate the colon, leading to pruritus.