Psoriasis on anus or perianal itch

Posted Fri 21 Jun 2019 3.10pm by ItchyOrt

I have been suffering from psoriasis around my anus area for about 5 years. I have tried so many creams from salicylic compounds, to eleuphat, advantan, daivobet, dermeze (similar to Vaseline but specifically formulated at the royal children’s hospital in Melbourne for babies with severe skin conditions). I’ve used water wipes after toilet, cleaning the area, washing with no soap, washing with QV soap, dermeze wash, wiping my bum with olive oil on cotton balls after a bowel movement. I have literally tried everything. I have been to the naturopath and a dermatologist. I’ve tried gut flora tablets and a herbal approach. I’ve tried a cortisone approach.

The only thing that gives me some relief but is fairly potent and always seems to cause other issues down there is Pranicure - a zinc and camphor/methol based cream only available online from the USA and hasn’t been FDA approved but people swore by it and I was at my wits end. I still am.

Someone please help. Please!

Posted Fri 21 Jun 2019 5.41pm by scouternorm

I have no idea if this would help you, but I don't think that it would hurt to try. I use CBD oil on my hand & foot plaque psoriasis & the results have been amazing- see pictures at:

Good luck!

Posted Thu 4 Jul 2019 11.41am by Gus123

HI there,

I've been having the same issue for a while now, but not 5 years! God I hope mine doesn't last that long. I also have it on my penis, and this is exacerbated by friction. So not great :(

I've been looking into treatments, and there was an article about dapsone where a genital sufferer was pretty much cured within a year, and the discomfort gone in weeks.

I think this has to be worth a try

I'm also going to look at hypnotherapy to try and "manage" the itch. Although, with genital psoriasis, I think the koebner effect means that the source of aggravation (bowel movements, sex whatever), means that the skin never really avoids the small levels of trauma that lead to itching and inflammation.

Good luck, and when you find something that works, please update this thread so that others can find peace too!

Posted Thu 4 Jul 2019 3.18pm by scouternorm

I replied earlier about using CBD oil. I don't think that it would cause irritation so it might be worth a try

Posted Sun 21 Jul 2019 0.57am by psoriasis123

I had the same problem, but my dermatologist prescribed a vitamin D analogue called calcipotriol or calcitriol, its very good and unlike steroids can be applied in sensitive areas, I used it for 2 weeks once a day around my anus and its been free of psoriasis for 3 weeks. Its very effective, you could also ask a dermatologist about Calcineurin inhibitors. It may not be 100% natural but it does the job.

Posted Mon 22 Jul 2019 8.07am by Jayxx

I've had the same issue as Gus123 and yourself. I'm now using Protopic 0.1% once weekly and that keeps the Psoriasis away and means I can function normally.. Once I stop using it, of course, it returns within 2-3 weeks.

Not many talk about Psoriasis in sensitive areas and we should.. Thanks for raising this and I hope you find something that works for you.

Posted Mon 22 Jul 2019 10.34am by Gus123

My dermatologist was not interested in prescribing me dapsone, which I was disappointed with. Although it doesn’t look too severe, it can be furiously itchy, and has had a significant impact on my life over the last 8-12 months. All he could offer was to use hydrocortisone. Which incidentally, he advised against last time I saw him.

3 months of blueberries, 1 month of cannabis oil, daily emollients, and I haven’t found lasting relief yet.

I think I’ll try and get my gp to prescribe me the calcitrol, and see how that goes.

And as we all know, being miserable and fed up with it, only perpetuates it!

But, I’ll get there. Just need to find the thing that works for me.

Posted Tue 23 Jul 2019 9.38am by Oilatum23

May I ask when using CBD oil (cannabis oil) are you rubbing into your penis and other sensitive areas?

Posted Tue 23 Jul 2019 9.42am by Gus123

No, I was taking it orally. Think the person who originally recommended it on this thread was using it topically (rubbing it in)

Posted Wed 24 Jul 2019 2.38pm by Gus123

Hi proriasis123

Had you tried mild steroids (hydrocortisone 1%) before you tried the calcipotriol?

I’m intrigued to see if you’re still having a positive experience with it.

Was you psoriasis plaque, or was is inverse? And was it obviously red?

I think I’m going to ask my gp to prescribe it for me. My dermatologist had no interest, but I think my gp should prescribe it, as it seems to be low on side effects?

Posted Fri 26 Jul 2019 11.07am by Paula
I have palmar plantar psoriasis. It effects my hands & feet & in the last couple of years I have developed various patches of psoriasis

Hi scouternorm the pictures are amazing. Can I ask what type of CBD oil you used & where you got it from. I'm at my wits end trying potions & lotions for my hand & feet psoriasis. Also how long did it take to see the improvement.

Posted Fri 26 Jul 2019 2.58pm by scouternorm

I am in Canada, so I can purchase it online legally. In the UK, I think that your doctor can prescribe it. The one I currently use is more CBD than THC, but I don't think that it matters. 2 years ago I started using a marijuana resin infused salve that I bought on line at: In about 2 months, I started to see a major difference with my fingers, which led me to get a prescription for cannabis, which at that time was not legally available unless you had been prescribed. I started using the CBD oil twice a day on my feet, and continuously on my hands by the use of a roller ball applicator. I would say that my feet took about 6 months to get pretty clear of the heavy plaque & cracks. I only apply on my feet once a day now, and don't even use much on my fingers anymore. To me, CBD has been a life changer. The pain in my feet & fingers was affecting my quality of living. I am so glad that I didn't listen to the dermatologist, who didn't think that cannabis would be effective.

Posted Mon 12 Aug 2019 2.07pm by psoriasis123

Hi gus123

I think its strange your dermatologist didn't prescribe it, TBH I never told my dermatologist I had psoriasis on my anus cause you know awkward, but I'm sure its inverse psoriasis. And using it immediately every other 2 weeks around my anus, and its works really well. As long as you don't put it on your actual really sensitive anus skin (sorry that gross) its fine; And still works, there is more itching at first but goes quick. Would defo recommend!! But I never used low steroid on my anus. Tell me if it works.

Posted Sun 18 Aug 2019 11.48am by SubZ82 (edited Sun 18 Aug 2019 11.52am by SubZ82)

Hello ItchyOrt,

This cream will save your life and your ass!

I had the same problem for years, went to priv specialist and they gave me this for anywhere around the ass/genitals.

Within 24 hours my pain was basically gone, it may feel a bit burning/heat when you first apply thinly but after 24 hours it should have helped, if not try a bit more. I am then good for 2 weeks or so until I need to apply a bit more.

Cheers 2 no more itching.

Cream name: Mometasone Furoate 0.1% w/w Cream 30g

Read more about it :

All the best,


Can anyone help me with my yellow thick painful toenails?

Posted Sun 18 Aug 2019 2.42pm by scouternorm

Hello SubZ82. I would try the CBD oil on your nails. My nails had pretty well died a couple of years ago, on my hands & feet, and after 3-4 months of applying it twice a day, my nails started growing again, and now are pretty well normal except for my thumbs & big toes for some strange reason. If you can get some, it's worth a shot. Here's some pics:

good luck

Posted Sun 18 Aug 2019 5.23pm by SubZ82

Awesome thanks.

Where can I buy that in the UK?



Posted Sun 18 Aug 2019 8.46pm by scouternorm

here's a link to a site in the UK-

I don't think it matters on the concentration. Just try one & see how it works for you.

And there are many other sites that I found on a Google search.

Good luck!

Posted Mon 19 Aug 2019 9.57am by SubZ82

Thanks I did a bit of research and ordered. Let's see how it goes.

Posted Mon 19 Aug 2019 10.03am by ItchyOrt

Thank you all so much for your incredible input and sharing your experiences.

I will endeavor to try all avenues starting with the easiest to access (probably the mometasone) have talked it up subz82 haha let’s see if it’s that good for me! Bloody hoping it is.

I will give it a go and report back!

Thank you all again so far.

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