You Don't Have to Live with a Pain in the Derrière!
One of the most common symptoms in hemorrhoids is anal itching. It is so common that it is the most talked about symptom associated with hemorrhoids.
So much so, that in a lot of cases if one is suffering with the itch, it is automatically presumed you have hemorrhoids.
This is very wrong, as there are many other reasons for having an itchy rectum.
Therefore it is always better to check any additional Hemorrhoid Symptoms that are associated with the itch, before determining a conclusion, as to whether it is hemorrhoids or not.
The different conditions of
anal itching are the following:
A) The most common condition is where You don't clean yourself properly after evacuation. Combined with maybe a little leakage from inside stools, adding to this maybe some sweating in the anal area.
All this, plus the hairs in and around the anus area, causes itching and burning. The skin being very sensitive in that area, flairs up immediately.
So the cycle begins of a never ending itch.
SIDEBAR: Another good and valuable reason to use Flushable Wipes or a bidet to clean yourself after going to the toilet. Remember, bacteria thrives in hot humid and dirty conditions like the anus area.
B) Allergies and diabetes may also cause itching.
C) Over usage and over dosage of a cortisone based ointment/cream, like with myself.
D) Candida, a yeast infestation also known as thrush, causes very sever itching.
E) Mild Pain can sometimes be interpreted as an itch.
F) Thread worms, but usually more common in children than in adults.
G) Some foods can cause itching like spices, peppers and hot sauces.
H) Skin Tags, or also tags caused after external thrombosed hemorrhoids may itch.
I) Seepage of liquid or faeces due to internal hemorrhoids, weak sphincter, diarrhea, tumors in the bowels, fissures and fistulae.
The simple procedure is first to keep the area very clean by using flushable wipes or a bidet.
Next drying the area is very important. This you do by dabbing, using some soft tissues, toilet paper or a towel, but not by rubbing your anus.
When showering use a baby soap, or plain soap (no added perfumes) and rinsing extra well.
For extra dryness you can apply a baby powder.
Finish off with a little Zinc Oxide Ointment in and around the anus.
N.B. In conclusion, if your itching is continuing for a prolonged period of time. It is advisable to have a medical examination, in order to access properly the cause of your itch.
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