Anal and rectal irritations are the types of conditions that you’d probably prefer to discretely take care of at home. Fortunately, there are some safe, effective, and affordable natural remedies that you can try if you’re experiencing itching, soreness, burning, or redness down there. Although cleanliness is rarely the cause of the problem, both under-washing and over-washing can make the problem worse.
Causes of Anal and Rectal Irritations
- Dry skin
- Excessive moisture
- Excessive washing
- Chemical irritants
- Prescription medications
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Yeast infections
- Psoriasis and eczema
One great way to find relief from these symptoms, odor, and abnormal discharge is by using Seagate Rectal Spray. Our spray is an all-natural homeopathic medicine that can be applied both internally and externally to the anal area. Since anal and rectal irritations are frequently made worse by chemical compounds, our spray offers a safe alternative to the harsh chemicals found in common hemorrhoid medications. The active homeopathic compounds include: Aesculus hipp 12X, Aloe soc 12X, Carbo veg 12X, Gambogia 12 X, and Sulphur 30X. These active homeopathics are in mixed a base of olive oil, coconut oil, concentrated omega-3 fatty acids, and natural vitamin E – all which provide excellent antimicrobial and antioxidant protection for the skin. When complemented with an Olive Leaf Extract Supplement, the rectal spray has shown to be very effective in relieving these types of symptoms.
According to the Mayo Clinic, anal itching can be worsened by abrasion from your clothing, the pressure of sitting, after bowel movements, or at nighttime. To control the itching, apply two to three sprays of the product for up to seven days and do your best not to scratch. Take a warm sitz bath three times per day and after each bowel movement, making sure to dry the anal area thoroughly after bathing. And avoid foods that are known to increase itching, including coffee, soda, alcohol, chocolate, tomatoes, and spicy foods.
Tips to Prevent Anal and Rectal Problems
- Use white, unscented toilet paper
- Avoid scented soaps that cause irritation
- Use baby wipes after bowel movements
- Eat a high-fiber diet with fruits, vegetables, and grains
- Avoid coffee, soda, alcohol, and dairy products
- Wear light, loose-fitting, cotton underwear
Above all, don’t be afraid to discuss anal and rectal irritations with your doctor. This is a common condition that many people have experienced, and with proper care, you can likely achieve complete relief from your symptoms. Although most irritations don’t require medical attention, you should seek professional help if the symptoms aren’t easily explained or become severe and prolonged. To learn more about Seagate’s Rectal Spray and how to use it, check out our consumer information brochure.