4 yo DS has been scratching his butt all day and in last hour started crying and writhing on the floor. His anus is red and he says it itches, says it doesn't hurt. I put comfrey, St John's work, plantain oil on which didn't help at all and had him sit on an ice pack which seems like it worked for a while, but know he's crying again and doesn't want to sit on the ice any more.
He's had pinworm twice before, so I know this could be again, althoug in the past we've always seen the worms well before any sign of itching and he never itched like this. He may not have wiped well. At school, they won't help him wipe even though he's not so good at doing it himself. I don't think he goes at school though.
He's had some wheat/dairy/sugar recently which we usually do in moderation and could be related.
I think the severity of what's going on know is probably because he scratched himself and know it feels a lot worse - or the intensity of the itching is just really strong. I thought of witch hazel, but the only one I have is in alcohol which will sting.
Anyone know of a homeopathic that could help? My first goal is to help him get comfort and then try to figure out cause.