Category: Health

January 3rd, 2017 by Janejan

Anal itching is the crawling feeling in the anal area. It not only makes an uncomfortable sensation (physical discomfort feeling) but also causes loss of confident.
Also called pruritus ani, anal itching may be temporary or persistent. People who are suffered from this condition have to sit down under an unpleasant. They even can stand for it. Some common symptoms are irritation, itching, soreness and swelling of the skin around the anus. The color of the skin in this area may turn into red. In moderate and severe cases, people can be suffered from painful, skin breakdown, discharge, bleeding, or inflammation. Men usually undergo this condition more than women.

  • Factors often caused anal itching includes:
    The anal area is not cleaned.
    The moisture in there leads to irritating and even fungal disease.
    The skin around the anus is irritated, rubbed continuously (friction with clothing or foreign objects).
    The skin is sensitive to foods and various chemicals.
    Have diarrhea and constipation very often.
    Pinworm (the most common reason in children).
  • Pathological reasons:
    The influencing by anal suppositories, antibiotics, especially using tetracycline medicine if used frequently.
    The impact of diseases: diabetes, hepatitis, obesity, anal cancer, etc.
    Below are some fairly simple home remedies to prevent and cure anal itching.

1 Keep the anal area dry and clean
If the anal region is wet or unclean (contaminated, not hygienic) it will be easier to get tingling then need to scratch. That’s why the skin can be damaged or be worsened.
To prevent this kind of problem, do skin care routine especially after going to the toilet and make sure it is clean and dry. After cleansing, apply toilet paper or a towel or a dry cotton path to absorbing. A hair dryer is also useful.

  • Do not wear nylon underpants because the sweat can cause the moisture.
  • Change the diaper right after getting wet.
  • Change sanitary pads each 4 hours.
  • For babies, do not let their buttock direct exposure with a dirty floor.

2 Avoid irritation, rubbing the anal area

  • Do not scrub too much and too thoroughly. Clean gently and be careful with the fingernails.
  • Limited or absolutely do not scratch anal area if it itches.
  • Wear loose clothing and soft cotton underwear.
  • Do not use a napkin or sanitary pads if not necessary.
  • Change to softer toilet paper.
  • Avoid sitting on the overheating position such as saddle (when the bike or motorbike is put in the hot weather).
  • Do not wear too tight trousers (pantyhose).
  • Anal sexual intercourse should be safe and not be violent.

3 Avoid skin irritants
There are a lot of products that can irritate anus and its surrounding such as moist wipes, toilet paper, soap, etc. The chemicals can lead to allergic reaction.

  • Use toilet papers that have less bleach content.
  • Restrict using moist wipes, toilet papers or soap with dyes and perfume.
  • Take natural method or herbal therapy to clean or gently massage the anal area instead of industrial products such as green tea leaves, diluted salt water.

For instance, a mild anal itching can be cured with garlic. Take a few cloves of garlic, crush, and put garlic absorbent into the anus. Then keep it overnight until the next day, wash with warm water.

4 Adjust the diet 

  • Foods that upset the anus are spicy food, foods containing oil, beer, caffeine as bad as chocolate. You should eat some green vegetable such as watercress, green beans and broccoli.
  • Do not consume any kinds of food that you are allergy with it.
  • Suffer from diarrhea may lead to moisture while constipation may lead to the crack in the anus.

5 Skin protection
People who have dry skin or delicate skin condition meet difficulty in controlling scratches. They have to pay attention to their skin and protect them carefully. Dry skin can cause persistent anal itching. The skin care products are chosen suitably with each skin types.

6 Prevent infection

Do not exacerbate the tingling sensation. Because of the impact of sexual transmit diseases; you should apply the protection such as condom when having sex.

7 Monitor taking medications

  • Take medicines as regiment especially suppository.
  • Control other diseases especially diseases caused skin becomes vulnerable.

These self-care measures are all fairly easy to avoid meeting anal itching or prevent further damages. Most people get complete relief from anal itching because the self-healing mechanism is promoted. They no longer have to feel embarrassed anymore. But with the moderate and severe condition, going to the doctor for advice and proper treatment is the best way.

Bio:Jelly Jeff is a senior editor of AuthorityRemedies; that a website which is specialized in providing natural home remedies, tips and also nutrition facts to improve the well-beings. She is a nurse but she keens to explore nutrition and fitness. In addition, she loves writing and doing research. She appreciates to be a good writer in nutrition.

Posted in Health