Sunday, 16 March 2014

Itchy bum :: Pruritis / Proctitis

Too much sugar or carbs can give me proctitis (itchy anus) :-/ Its been a real pain in the bum for a long long time. I'm very interested in the report on kickas that the drug sulfasalazine may help prevent this!!

Tried going to a specialist - good to know I don't have any overtly obvious serious disease causing the symptoms such as Ulcerative Colitis or IBD, especially given that these are associated with AS and could cause similar symptoms. Was otherwise useless in terms of finding root causes or decent effective treatments.

==== my observations ====

-- helpful --
????? ACV - I suspect ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) helps with proctitis. Use 2tbsp mixed with water. I need to rinse my mouth with mouthwash before hand though as the acidity hurts my teeth even when diluted. Aldi brand mouth wash works fine.
***** Prescript Assist (oral). I need to take at least 3 of these to prevent proctitis. This is a brand of probiotic.
***** Turmeric (oral). I have been making my own turmeric pills with the raw spice, I need to take about 5 or so of them but it works nicely.
***** Alkaline drink. This works best. Mix half a teaspoon per cup of water and drink on an empty tummy, when not hungry (acid in stomach would react to bicarb and render it ineffective). First thing in the morning is ideal.
***** Polygodial (Mountain Pepper, Horopito, etc). Clears in 30-60min. One possible problem is fungus might become resistant. Gives me a bit of a headache. 
***** Clean thoroughly - cleanse area thoroughly with water and soap free wash. Do this in shower after going to toilet. Effective and rapid relief. Symptom management only, and doesn't address root cause. 
**** Water flush. drink 2 cups of plain water on an empty tummy. First thing in the morning is an ideal time.
*** Castor oil topical. Not preventative unfortunately
**** Hot bath
*** Fruit fast works. Not a long term solution, but could be a good clue.
** Avoiding fat seems to help
** Curash topical
** Eating sweet foods first or on an empty tummy is helpful
???? Strong curry - Garlic / onion / turmeric / ginger paste
???? Spinach seems to help
???? Miso seems to help
????? bicarb water on empty tummy
????? Lufenuron (chitin inhibitor) seemed to help markedly, which pointed to fungal infection as probably cause. I'm trying Lufenuron again and will get a clearer idea this time I hope.

-- Harmful --
**** Chocolate - sugar & fat
**** Sucrose
**** Alcohol
**** Rice (including glutinous rice unfortunately). I found that glutinous rice was safe when combined with egg to make pancakes - strange eh.
*** Banana
*** Fatty/oily foods followed by / or mixed with sweet foods within 3 hours. Mammal fat seems to be an issue here.
* MMS seems to have temporarily worsened this by destroying flora / reducing competition and thus encouraging weed organisms / pathogens

I will try to keep this updated, originally this was posted by me here on kickas :

-- Key --
***** Very helpful / harmful
** moderately helpful / harmful
?? Something to look into. I may have seen some evidence that this helps.

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