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Alternative Treatments for Anal itching

Alternative and complementary therapies list for Anal itching:

Alternative treatments, complementary therapeutic options, or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly helpful for Anal itching may include:

  • Baking soda sitz bath
  • Epsom salt bath
  • Witch hazel
  • Warm tea bag compress
  • Avoid caffeine
  • Avoid acidic foods
  • Avoid spicy foods
  • Vitamin A and D ointment
  • Doughnut-shaped pillow
  • Rinse anal area with water, not toilet paper
  • Plain yogurt with L. acidophilus-topical
  • Tea tree oil and neem-topical
  • Hydrocortisone cream, intermittent use
  • Bath powder
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Blow dry the anal area after bathing
  • Maintain dry undergarments
  • Moist toilette for wiping
  • Itch-X gel
  • Desitin
  • Investigate whether excessive laundry soap or softener is irritating the area
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Vinegar compress overnight
  • Wheat germ oil overnight

Warning About Alternative Treatments

Always check with your doctor or qualified medical professional before using any alternative or complementary treatment, or before stopping or changing any other treatment to use alternative approaches. Some treatments or preventatives may be of dubious value, and certain alternative treatments can be dangerous in some cases.

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