First Published: 16th of July, 2022Last updated: July 28, 2022 at 19:34 pm
A lot of people walk around with an itching in their backsides, but few are willing to admit it, and even less want to talk about it. A lot of people visit the doctor, do extensive checkups, get treatment for anal itching, and then wind up back to square one after the treatment has finished. Persistent anal itching can sometimes be the symptom of a serious medial condition, but most of the time, it is the result of poor hygiene and some tiny, invisible bugs.
Anal itching may be caused by intestinal parasites which come to lay their eggs around the edge of the anus, especially in the nights. However, many people find that anal itching persisted even after deworming themselves repeatedly. Being a doctor of herbal medicine, I have had to treat quite a few patients who suffered from anal itching. Most of the time, anal itching is a message from the universe that you need to up your personal hygiene and keep your intestinal tracts cleaner.
In this article, I’m going to discuss the type of persistent itching which is most common. This is the kind of anal itching which afflicts most people but is not attributed to worms or any underlying medical condition. While it is not clear what causes anal itching, several factors may contribute:
Poor hygiene – as you get older, your body is less able to tolerable feces around the anus – so you need to take a shower and wash it thoroughly or it will develop into an itch.
A bug – this is the best way I can describe it because I don’t know what is the nature of the almost invisible organism that I’ve observed around the anus of some patients – whether it is scabies, or intestinal worms – or whether it is creature which breeds in the intestines when feces get stagnated due to slow bowel movements. People would report that itching starts in and around the anus, but then spreads to other parts of the body such as down the legs and around the tummy, on private parts, etc. This gives the impression that the bug crawls from the anus to other parts of the body and infest it.
Foods – some foods have been known to trigger anal itching even though it is not clear how. Nuts have been named as a culprit….not for everyone though, and the risk factor seem to increase with age.
If you have been suffering from severe anal itching which only gets worse, I strongly recommend you do the following:
- Always shower and wash your anus after excreting feces. In other words, step up your personal hygiene. Don’t leave feces staining your backside for long.
- After taking a shower, apply scabies medication around and a little bit inside the anus.
- Clean your bowels out with laxatives regularly – like once every two weeks.
After following these protocols for a few months, the anal itching should subside. If you relapse to an unhygienic lifestyle, the condition may resurface. Sometimes, severe anal itching is caused by a invisible organism which is bred by a sluggish bowel movement and poor hygiene. You can eliminate the condition by stepping up your personal hygiene and applying the scabies medication for a few months.
Remember that it is important to get your hands on high quality scabies medication which can kill whatever micro organism is breeding around your anus and biting it. Click here to see our recommended scabies medications.