How to Alleviate Chronic Anal Itching, Pruritus Ani, and Fissures
We don't consider chronic anal itching, agonizing anal fissures, and Pruritus Ani to be a minor inconvenience. No one understands what the severe sufferer is going through unless they've lived it. And we've lived it. We feel for you and literally know your pain. We used to suffer just like you. If you've been to the doctor and everything they have done and prescribed for you hasn't worked... then you are just like us. Wake up at night scratching and unable to sleep? Been there. Jumping around on your chair at work because of the severe anal itch or pain? Done that. Bleeding through your trousers from open wounds and fissures? Just a normal day. Been so frustrated, filled with anxiety and sleep deprivation that you need anti-depressants to be able to deal with it? We've experienced all of this as well.
We are The Pranicure Group, and all of us were multi-year severe sufferers who were unable to be helped by doctors. We have been researching and looking for a cure since 2010. We've literally tried hundreds of different remedies (as well as a multitude of different combinations of those remedies). We've spent years trying diets, abstaining from foods, and experimenting with homeopathic herbs and ointments. We've tried just about everything you can imagine: supplements, probiotics, prescription creams, online and over the counter ointments, water sprayers, hemorrhoid surgeries, methylene blue injections, Botox injections... you name it, we've most likely tried it.
We honestly believe that after going through all of this trial and error, we know more about how to bring relief to those suffering from severe Pruritus Ani, chronic anal itching and painful anal fissures than almost anyone on the planet.
Severe Pruritus Ani is usually accompanied by chronic, intense anal itching as well as painful anal fissures. You may or may not have all three, but in order to effectively bring relief to the severe Pruritus Ani sufferer, we had to come up with a single, effective treatment for all of these tough-to-treat afflictions. So please note that when we say "Pruritus Ani" in further reading, we really mean the combination of Pruritus Ani, anal itching and anal fissures.
You will find that the information on this site is different from most others in that it is original, and also unbiased - as it's based on actual trial and error verification of purported methods of successful treatment. We don't simply trust and regurgitate information from other sources (much of which we believe is just plain wrong). We've done our own research and dissected hundreds of pages of information and examined myriad proclaimed treatments in our attempt to find a consistent, single method of effective treatment for all of the above conditions.
The Best Solution for Pruritus Ani Relief
Typically, sufferers are given prescription ointments that work for a week or two and then when they fail, doctors have nothing left in their bag of healing and hand out a pamphlet with a few dozen or so things for their patients to try. If you're like us, we tried every suggestion on that pamphlet and nothing worked. We thought there just had to be a single, effective treatment that all of us could follow... and we were determined to find one. It took years (from 2010 thru 2013) but we finally found success in bringing relief to ourselves, as well as to several thousand chronic sufferers around the world.
You can save yourself years of frustration and follow our advice, or go at it alone and repeat everything we've already done. We've helped bring relief to the worst of the worst... people who have suffered an unimaginable 10, 20 and even 30+ years. Even if you've suffered for years... and have been to countless doctor's appointments... and think you've tried every remedy known to man... we absolutely still believe we can help you, because we were there too. We were at our wits' end. We know what you are going through... and we beat it.
Read what hundreds of real customers have to say about how Pranicure changed their lives!
What is Pruritus Ani?
Pruritus Ani is a medical term for "we don't know what is causing the problems in and around your anus".
It's a diagnosis catch-all for what may be open sores, rashy, irritated-looking skin, chronic anal itching, anal pain, and anal fissures. If the doctor is unable to help, what is a person to do? You scour the world for information, and hopefully find something that works and gives you a normal life back. That's what we did, The Pranicure Group, and that's why you are here today: because the doctor didn't have an answer for you.
NOTE: If you haven't been to the doctor, then you NEED to go see one. We are not anti-doctor: quite the contrary. They have answers and cures for many anal and skin conditions. You need to see your doctor until he/she tells you that they don't know what is causing your anal problem, and they have ruled out anything serious. However, once they hand you a pamphlet or give you the diagnosis, "Pruritus Ani" (or, "we have no idea what to do for you"), that's when you are ready to follow our advice.
What causes Pruritus Ani?
The gold standard in the U.S. for medical information on Pruritus Ani is probably the American Society of Colon Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS). They have an online article titled, "Pruritus Ani", to which we will refer several more times. They say that, "while there are a wide variety of potential causes, it is important to understand that, in many cases, the itching has no identifiable source." If you've been given a pamphlet, it's probably from the ASCRS; they distribute the pamphlet that many doctor's offices hand out to Pruritus Ani patients they can't help.
It seems natural that you need to know the cause before you can find the cure.. and while we still want to know the cause, the specific answer is, "no one really knows." As of right now, there is no definitive answer that points to one specific cause.
Dr. David B. Rosenfeld (in his online article, "Pruritus Ani (Anal Itching)") says: "Anal itching, or Pruritus Ani, has many causes, but the most common cause is unknown." But you still must see your doctor first, to rule out any known problems that they CAN fix.
Let's assume the unfortunate idiopathic Pruritus Ani diagnosis and they have no idea what is causing it. Our research is leading us to believe the cause is internal. Something appears to be going wrong temporarily (or permanently) in the stomach/intestines, which produces something in your stool or rectum, which, when it comes into contact with your anal/perianal skin, causes itching. The ASCRS says (and we agree), "It is believed that an irritating secretion from the anal canal may cause the itching.. other potential causes of irritation include moisture from sweat, stool, and mucus." Then you scratch and scratch and damage the skin, sometimes creating a rash-like oozing skin problem, or sores, or anal tears called "fissures". As you probably know, damaged or burned skin produces moisture to heal itself. (A scab is dried wound moisture.) But down there, it never scabs over and keeps producing moisture which causes the itching to get even worse. You get stuck in a never ending itch/scratch cycle. Your bottom, whether you know it or not, has damaged skin and needs to heal. However, it won't heal if you keep scratching... BUT "not scratching" is ridiculous advice that cannot be followed, as it just itches too much, and you have to scratch! It's a horrible cycle to be in. It's a life changing cycle for severe sufferers, most of whom wake themselves up every night scratching. And then lack of sleep leads to a multitude of additional problems. In the worst cases, it ruins your life. That was us, The Pranicure Group. But we finally beat it...
Our patent-pending Pranicure Treatment was able to achieve success in breaking the cycle. It allows us to have a normal life. We can sleep through the night and only have to apply an ointment once in a while to live life without itching or pain.
Can over-zealous cleansing and using soaps down there cause Pruritus Ani?
NO! It's NOT YOUR fault.
If it didn't itch in the first place, you wouldn't be over-zealous in your cleansing. It's the crazy intense itch causing you to be crazy intense cleaning or scratching, which damages the skin and puts you into the itch/scratch cycle. Listen to us here, it's NOT YOUR fault. For some reason, there are some medical people blaming the sufferers. Some say it's our own fault we messed up our bottoms. "Don't scratch, don't use soaps, don't use toilet paper, don't clean your bottom. Have some self-control. Deal with it." There is no question, it was the itch that caused you to go crazy down there, not the other way around. You didn't cause the itch. It's not your fault. We speculate with a very high degree of probability that the culprit is coming from the rectum. People flatulate, and the older you get, anal leakage can be a problem.. and we all defecate, so there are many opportunities for rectal discharge to come into contact with your anus and perianal skin. We have surmised that the reaction of your skin to something coming from the rectum is the most likely culprit. The ASCRS (American Society of Colon Rectal Surgeons) agrees that this could be at least one of the causes as we mentioned earlier; however, we believe it is THE cause.
Do diets or certain foods cause Pruritus Ani?
If we assume then, that the "culprit" is in the rectum/digestive system, then a different diet or supplements or probiotics should be the answer. BUT... we've had nothing but failure over the long term. 5+ years looking at diet and every combination of hundreds of products and ingredients to NO AVAIL. The ASCRS (American Society of Colon Rectal Surgeons) makes the comment in their Pruritus Ani article (read the full ASCRS article here), "there are not definitive studies implicating particular food items or diets."
Our trial-and-error research confirms that very statement. We've found that you can change your diet, take any supplement imaginable, take every probiotic out there all you want, and it seems to do very little (and nothing long-term) to relieve severe anal itching or any symptom of Pruritus Ani. Some people say go gluten free, stop eating this or that, quit coffee and beer. We've tried that, everything we can think of, and are continuing to try more things, but so far we've come to the conclusion that diet is not to blame. Eating healthy is always a good idea, don't get us wrong, but as far as Pruritus Ani goes, we had zero success with diet changes. Almost every one of the thousands of people who came to us and now use Pranicure, have tried several different diets and food eliminations, and obviously nothing worked, because they purchased the Pranicure treatment. So that's thousands of people each trying different diets and/or food eliminations with zero long term results. We found that changing your diet is certainly not a highly successful approach to winning the Pruritus Ani battle.
So if diets, probiotics, digestive enzymes, and supplements don't work, how can the cause be internal?
One potential answer may be along the same line as the cause of the stomach ulcer. If you are old enough, you may remember that for decades, people and doctors believed stomach ulcers were caused by certain foods or stress (sounds familiar, the same things are still being said about Pruritus Ani). Well, as it turns out, they found in the 1990's that most stomach ulcers are caused by bacteria, the h-pylori bacteria. It's a type of bacteria that is very difficult to kill. Normal antibiotics won't touch it. Our speculation is that someday a currently unknown or out-of-control bacteria in the digestive system will be found to be the cause of Pruritus Ani. A little circumstantial proof to this bacteria theory comes with the fact that at least one antibiotic we know of eliminates anal itching in chronic sufferers. Gone, for as long as you are on it. (The itch comes back a few days after you stop taking it, unfortunately.) It's an antibiotic primarily used when you have problems in your gums (needing a root canal for instance); however, it causes diarrhea, indicating it has a real effect in the digestive tract, and for that reason it's not commonly prescribed. A bacterial cause of Pruritus Ani in the body may be the reason why changing your diet doesn't help, because diets, supplements, and probiotics can't kill invasive or out-of-control bacteria.
How about hemorrhoid surgery, or methylene blue injections to treat Pruritus Ani?
Our research shows that hemorrhoid surgery will not provide significant relief from anal itching, and methylene blue injections help for only a limited amount of time. We found no positive long-term lasting effect on eliminating or reducing the symptoms of Pruritus Ani with these procedures.
So what can I do to get relief from anal itching, anal fissures, and severe Pruritus Ani?
We agree with the ASCRS in their article "Pruritus Ani" that "The goal of therapy is to restore clean, dry, and intact skin." Our Pranicure Treatment accomplishes this goal.
Right out of the gate most ointments fail because the goal is clean, DRY, intact skin. There is nothing DRY about petrolatum, the base ingredient found in most ointments. Our research found that you never want to use anything that contains a lot of petrolatum/petroleum jelly/Vaseline. Unfortunately that ingredient is in almost every ointment! Through trial and error, we were unable to find a single product that worked long term on the serious sufferer and we realized that we had to invent the ointment that had all of the features we needed. Nothing had the combination of drying, soothing, yet difficult to remove moisture barrier and anti-itch qualities that is required. Pranicure (available for purchase on this website) with its patent pending formula, is the only ointment we tested that worked for all of us in The Pranicure Group.
Because it was invented by severe Pruritus Ani sufferers, and has now successfully been used around the globe by over 6000 people since 2013, there is absolutely no question that it works. Pranicure contains skin drying ingredients, antibacterial ingredients, skin soothing ingredients and anti-itch ingredients. It has the right amount of moisture (which is critical) and just may be the best skin barrier available to keep fecal matter and discharge off of the anal and perianal skin. And because of its soothing properties for skin, and ability to work in a moist environment, it helps heal anal fissures and keep them from re-occurring. In addition, Pranicure does not contain cortisone or any steroids that are not safe to be used long term. (Click on the "Pranicure Ingredients" tab at the top of the home page for a full list of ingredients.)
Pranicure was invented by us... serious multi-year sufferers. We know it works. It's proven to work. There is nothing better. We know chronic anal itching, severe Pruritus Ani and anal fissures like no one else. We've helped some of the most severe long term sufferers get relief... Read the Pranicure reviews here and search us on the web. Feel free to email us any questions at any time at help@Pruritusani.org.
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If you are not satisfied, you will get your money back with just an email. We want 100% success. We are not satisfied if even a single person is not getting relief from these awful afflictions. The Pranicure Group is sincerely here to help. We communicate with customers every day, walking them through the healing process. We absolutely believe we have the answer to bring relief to those suffering from even the worst cases of Pruritus Ani. We don't stop until you get relief. In addition, you can always ask us questions or for advice by using the contact us tab above or email us at help@Pruritusani.org.
We sincerely want to help you with this awful affliction. We know what you are going through. We went through it and we'll help you get through it. Pranicure will give you your life back.
We wish you well!
The Pranicure Group
*Disclaimer: Results with Pranicure vary. While currently a vast majority of users get relief from their symptoms using the Pranicure treatment, there is no way to guarantee specific results or guarantee that 100% of users will get satisfactory relief. Currently, there is no known drug, ointment or diet that can guarantee a cure for everyone with Pruritus Ani, anal itching or chronic anal fissures.
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