Dear Ted, I came across Earth Clinic while looking for hairball remedies! I am amazed with the concept of oil pulling. I am going to try it to see if it would help with my ailment. I have had rectal burning on and off for the past 18 years. I don't believe I have Pruritus Ani because there is never any itching. i have thought it was due to yeast, but every remedy I have tried, both prescribed and self medicated using natural substances have not worked. I also thought it might be from having too acid of a body and adjusted my diet accordingly. I read in some of your comments that these should be addressed before one would try oil pulling. so I am asking what procedures should I do to get my body ready? Also, what would be the best oil used, and should I add anything to it? I should mention that I have been to several doctors and they don't know what it is either. Any help would be greatly appreciated and thank you for your time.
Usually a burning sensation is excess acidity. And modifying remedy by using baking soda 1/4 teaspoon twice a day may correct some acidity problems. That is the simples possible remedy. Usually certain kinds of bacteria produces certain gases, such as hydrogen sulfide in which case it can eat up the skin in excess quantities. In which case zinc oxide powder mixed with water should relieve the pain in a couple of minutes. If that happens, then the issue of acidity for you is a unique one, which requires taking zinc supplements as well as baking soda to control that condition. It takes about 2 weeks for the body to have sufficient bicarbonates to stabilize the bacteria. Green tea, unsugar no milks helps reduce bacterial colonies that causes such burning.