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Could Hydrogen Peroxide Be Causing Anal Itch?

Posted by RC on 05/25/2009

Greetings Ted! I would like to ask if H202 might be causing an itching in my anus area. I had one hemorrhoid flare-up - 4 years ago - and it seems like this is happening again. I've been ingesting H202 for approx. 3 weeks, following the instructions on the bottle bought at the health food store. week #1: 1/2 tsp in 1 gallon of distilled water #2 1/tsp in 1 gallon of distilled water #3 1 tsp in 1 gallon of water, and I drink approx. 1/2 gallon per day. Also some digestive issues such as gas and diarrhea. I also get runny stool from ACV. Any suggestions, please? Thanks you for sharing your expertise and experiences on Earth Clinic. RC

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

The runny diarrhea spreads the bacteria to the outer area of the anus and is causing the infection. After a lot of trial and error, I found that it's best to use an alkaline form of potassium mixed in equal solution of milk of magnesia to rid of the itchiness. The remedy depends on the type of potassium we consider. Assuming it's potassium citrate (tripotassium citrate). The mixture is 25% of potassium citrate dissolved in 75% solution of Milk of Magnesia. A standard milk of magnesia has 8% magnesium hydroxide solution, and generally no aluminum should be added. In other countries they sell you only Magnesium hydroxide, in which case an 8% of magnesium is prepared with 92% water before preparing the milk of magnesia. The milk of magnesia will bring dryness to the area, when it is applied liberally in the area, but it is the potassium citrate that will remove the itchiness. If a potassium citrate cannot be obtained, then potassium carbonate is a possible substitute, but is added less roughly 5-10% of that will be potassium carbonate instead. If on the otherhand, no potassium carbonate can be found, then potassium bicarbonate is used, but more is required, such as 30-40% will be mixed with the milk of magnesia. Other forms of potassium form, in alkaline are also possible, but measurement requires more precision and most people do not have proper measurements in general. A weaker solution is also possible by simply adding baking soda to the milk of magnesia, but it won't perform as well as the potassium. The potassium prevents attachment of bacteria and fungus from lodging in the skin area by causing the collagen of the skin to loosen up, whereby relieving the problem. This idea can be confirmed if anyone are aware of a certain microscope preparation where you use potassium hydroxide to scrape off fingernail fungus or skin area and we used potassium hydroxide to dissolve all the skin, collagen materials, leaving only the fungus there for further examination. In the same idea we can use this as a skin application to prevent bacteria and fungus from lodging in the skin. Killing them directly the fungus and bacteria and even the virus isn't as nearly as effective as preventing them from lodging onto health skin and killing them. The reason is once they no longer have foothold, they can's survive very long once they have no colonies or homes to form.

A much simpler remedy is possible using just plain white distilled vinegar and apply to the area of just milk of magnesia alone apply to the area is possible also. But in practice they tend to be weak when is used either one. It's therefore not likely that it was the H2O2 that's causing the itchiness, it's likely that the diarrhea caused the bacteria to spread to outer area causing the infection.

The other problems is distilled water should not be used in a drinking as they are acidic in nature when mixing H2O2 for drinking. The preferred method is to reconstitute the distilled water adding 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt per liter of water, or just using mineral water and then finally add the H2O2. If distilled water is left out in open hair for a couple of minutes they become acid, and pH dips below 7 because there's no carbonates and bicarbonate to buffer them. And hence it may work against you, creating excessive gas and diarrhea.

One way to reduce excessive gas is to both reduce intake of fungus rich foods, found in peanuts, potatoes, white bread, wheat products, fermented products. Chlorophyll, real chlorophyll anyway (food color E140 is the most pure form) can help reduce gas, using a couple of drops, or the use of chlorophyllin food color E141, water solubel kind may help reduce the gases too. A much easier way is to take activated charcoal as per package instruction. The H2O2 must NOT be the drug store H2O2, but a chemical supply H2O2 type since they typically add a cancer causing stabilizers, mostly to discourage H2O2 use. Some people use food grade H2O2, or laboratory or technical grade H2O2 is better, but I would not use drug store. These tend to cause excessive gas and diarrhea and causes problems. Changing the source of H2O2 to the ones sold by chemical supply store for lab purposes will not have the stabilizers. It is easy to see the stabilizers. Just add a couple of drops of H2O2 in a clean glass of water out in the sun. It will show a yellow squiggly color as it is added. That yellowish color are the stabilizers, but in practice they don't really stabilize that much, seems to be more unstable, especially if one add an ammonia solution to that, which breaks down just as quickly as the ones without the added stabilizers. The problem appears to be that H2O2 is what is causing the problem from a drug store bought H2O2 with a cancer causing stabilizers, whose color is you can see having a yellow color. A good H2O2 is generally colorless and clear.

Replied by Marshall
New Orleans, La

I found that itching there.. Is due to a Yeast infection.. Even for Men.. Yes.. Get some monistat cream.. Put it on twice a day. After washing.. You should stop ithing in a few days..