This section is from the book "The Home Hand-Book of Domestic Hygiene and Rational Medicine. Volume 2.", by J. H. Kellogg, M.D.. Also available from Amazon: The Home Hand-Book of Domestic Hygiene and Rational Medicine, Volume 2.
This affection is sometimes so inveterate as to make life almost intolerable. Among its chief causes are dissipation, the use of tea, coffee, tobacco, alcoholic drinks, sedentary habits, piles, worms, various skin diseases, and nervous disorders.
Take a sitz bath at 92° five minutes and 85° ten minutes once a day. After the bath, wash the part well with soap, and apply equal parts of alcohol and water, or apply tincture of iodine or sulphur ointment. If worms are present, give the treatment elsewhere recommended for the same.