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Home Remedies For Rectal Itching
- 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.
- Avoid gas-forming foods.
- Take vitamin A and flaxseed oil orally.
- Avoid stressful situations. High-strung individuals tend to have this problem more than others. Their nerves are on edge.
- Use wet tissue to clean the area after a bowel movement, but do not leave the area wet.
- Eliminating moisture from the area is a key factor. Moisture, leakage, and fecal soiling are frequently primary causes.
- 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.
- Avoid using soap in the area, for soap is highly alkaline.
- After a bowel movement, it will help to wash the area with a syringe of water. Dry thoroughly afterward.
- 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.
- A warm (not hot) tea bag of goldenseal may be applied to the area for up to a half hour, to relieve itching.
- Avoid tight clothing of any type in the abdominal area.
- Avoid drugs; many irritate the colon, leading to pruritus.