What is Rectal Itching ?
Rectal Itching is due to irritation of the skin around the anus accompanied by a desire to scratch. The intensity of itching increases with moisture, pressure, and sitting. At its most intense, anal itching causes intolerable discomfort described as burning and soreness.
Few sensations are more unpleasant than having an Itch you can’t reach. Rectal itching is even worse. You don’t want to scratch in public. Even in private, scratching doesn’t always help and often makes the itching worse. Certain foods can increase rectal itching. To help relieve rectal itching, avoid foods such as coffee, tea, colas, alcoholic beverages (including beer), chocolate, tomatoes, spicy foods, and excessive amounts of vitamin C for a minimum of 2 weeks.
Causes of Rectal Itching
Many things cause rectal itching, including hemorrhoids or irritation in the delicate tissues around the anus. Some of the common causes of Rectal Itching are :-
- Skin disorders, such as psoriasis or eczema.
- Diabetes or liver diseases.
- Vaginal infection in women.
Symptoms of Rectal Itching
Some common symptoms for Rectal Itching includes :-
Home Remedies for Rectal Itching
1. Put on some petroleum jelly
An itch where you sit could occur simply because the area is dry. Applying a little petroleum jelly will help moisturize the delicate anal lining and will protect it from further irritation.
2. Douse it with witch hazel
This traditional remedy can be very soothing for an anal itch. Soak a cotton ball in witch hazel and apply it for a few second. You’ll instantly feel a rush of cool relief. It’s safe to apply witch hazel every few hours, or as often as necessary to ease the itch.
If the itch is due to a dry skin, massage with fresh cream and then bath with a mild soap or soap nut solution and warm water.
3. Sit in a warm tub
One of the easiest ways to soothe rectal itching is simply to sit in a warm bath for awhile. Soaking cleanses the area and the warm water increases circulation, which will help you feel better. Since tissues around the anus may be raw or irritated, it’s good idea to soak in plain water. Adding bath beads or oils to the water may make the irritation worse.
4. Orange Peels
Grind dried orange peels to a paste with a little water. Apply for a week.
5. Soap nut decoction.
Take a handful of soap nut. Remove the skin and discard the seeds. Boils this with a glassful of water. Let it cool. Mash the boiled skins and then strain / filter. Your decoction is ready. This is the one of the best remedy to get relief from Rectal Itching.