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Home Remedies For Anal Itching: Procedure, Recovery, Risk & Complication

What is the remedy about? Are there any side effects? What are the post-remedy guidelines? How long does it take to recover? Are the results of the remedy permanent? Is there any training or experts required?

What is the remedy about?

Anal itching is a common problem that affects both men and women, although it is more common in men. Anal itching can be due to an underlying skin condition or due to internal medical issues. Excess friction in the anal area and excess sweat are the main reasons for the itching to occur. Though it can go away once proper care is given, in some cases a medical attention is needed. You can also try out these home remedies.

  1. Garlic
    Garlic is the best remedy for anal itching and it helps in eliminating intestinal worms- one of the biggest reasons of this trouble. It also has antibacterial, antifungal properties and can curb anal itching to a great extent. To have this remedy, eat two to three garlic pieces daily for about a week. Alternatively you can boil little garlic in a cup of water, strain it and drink the juice.
  2. Coconut Oil
    Coconut oil can soothe the skin and its antibacterial properties can treat the infections responsible for anal itching. Rub some warm coconut oil in the affected area, twice a day to relieve the itching and burning sensations. However, ensure that you wash the area later with clean water.

  3. Aloe Vera
    Aloe Vera has properties that can relieve anal itching. They also control the spread of infections and can keep the itching sensation at bay. Apply fresh Aloe Vera gel on the infected area twice a day. You can use this remedy daily till symptoms subsidizes.

Are there any side effects?

Do not use garlic in large quantities as it may cause irritation on its own. There are commonly no side effects while using the other types of home remedies mentioned. Do ensure that when you are buying the products; they are branded and of good quality. Always try using virgin coconut oil, as it would be more effective. Ensure that you wash the affected region properly after applying coconut oil as it can get sticky with the heat. When using the garlic make sure that it is properly cleaned and free of the outer skin. Though these remedies are extremely safe on your skin, in case of any discomfort, contact a doctor.

What are the post-remedy guidelines?

Stay in a cool place and avoid hot weathers after taking such home remedies. Whenever you step out make sure you have plenty of water. Try avoiding chemical based products and lubricants on the anal region while undergoing these home remedies. Also avoid wearing tight underwear for some time as the region needs plenty of air circulation. If you feel that there is an underlying medical condition that is the reason for such itching, seek medical attention immediately.

How long does it take to recover?

Once you start the remedies, you will gradually begin to see some benefits. But the actual recovery may depend on how serious the condition is. Severe itching cases can take more time to recover and in some cases may take months to get completely cured. The season also plays an important role- especially the summer months. Also do consult with your doctor about any allergic reactions you might have and avoid the causes. If there is no improvement at all, get in touch with a physician.

Are the results of the remedy permanent?

Whether the results will be permanent or temporary will depend on your body and skin type and the severity of the issue. There is no guarantee that this itching would not occur again after it has been cured, as it is unpredictable. If you live in a tropical region, you have more chances of getting this itch again and again - especially in the summer months. Sweat plays a major role in this too. Hence, try avoiding activities that exert you, have lots of water, change your underwear every day, wear cotton underwear and maintain basic hygiene.

Is there any training or experts required?

You don't need any training to deal with an anal itch, as long as you can follow these remedies carefully. Do take the guidelines only from a well-known book or a dependable website. Make sure that you use the right quantities as mentioned here. If you think the condition is worsening or not subsiding at all, get medical help immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

There is a irritation of the skin at the opening of the anal canal through which stool exits the body. The skin surrounding the opening gives too much irritation. So please help with a solution while at night It is burning I couldn't sleep. I couldn't drive my two wheeler always itchy Pls help with quick solution. I also need some home made remedies.

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Respected lybrate-userhi Avoid all oily spicy nonveg stuffs at all Have more liquids, fibers,fruits, curd for better digestion. Take Sitz bath (sitting in a tub filled with leuk warm water for 10-10 min mor & eve & additionally after passing stool...

Hi doc, I have a irritation in my anal not when doing stool. It's on and off .I to feel there is a some skin formation .no bleeding no pain nothing .I don't know is that a skin formation or it's natural. But irritation still persist .dint show a doctor yet .kind of disturbed .please suggest.

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I have itchiness on the anus hole how to prevent it .can you suggest a natural method.

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It could be due to pilles/fissure or worm infestation. Get your stool examined to exclude worm infestation and consult doctor with report for advice and treatment.
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Please provide me natural remedies for pin worms that causing itching in my anus during night.

Fellowship in Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, M.S. - Master of Surgery, MBBS
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there are no natural remedies for pin worms. for itching you can apply coconut oil. for pinworms treatment you have to take allopathic tablets
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Dr. I am having pain in my anal. It started when I was in loo applying force. Any home remedy?

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Respected lybrate-user hi take more liquids green leafy veg fiber curd fruits etc. Avoid oily spicy stuffs, nonveg. Sit in leuk warm water filled tub for 10-10 min mor & eve. Isabgul 3 teaspoonful at night with 2 glasses of leuk warm water for 5 d...
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