No one likes to talk about pain and discomfort in the anal and rectal area of the body, but it’s important to address these issues early before they disrupt every aspect of your life. Here is an overview of the most common issues that affect the anus and rectum and natural treatment suggestions you can try in the comfort of your home.
One of the most common rectal problems is pain in this region of the body, which is often caused by itching, constipation, or diarrhea. Pain may also be caused here by spasms, hemorrhoids, fissures, prolapse, or cancer.
Pruritus (Rectal Itching)
If the anal area appears red and feels itchy, a condition called pruritus may be present. This can be the result of not properly wiping after bowel movements, taking medications that cause constipation or diarrhea, or due to a dry skin condition that affects other parts of the body too. Some types of foods, such as coffee, alcohol, and spicy foods, can also cause rectal itching.
Rectal bleeding is also an issue that should be addressed right away to determine the cause. Hemorrhoids, fissures, constipation, and diarrhea can cause blood to form on the stool. The amount of blood lost is typically very small, and at-home treatment may be all that is needed to address the problem, especially if the bleeding is due to temporary diarrhea or constipation. However, bleeding can be the result of a more serious condition, like anal cancer.
Hemorrhoids are a lower rectum condition when the veins here become inflamed and swollen. They form under the skin or inside the anus and are very common in people over the age of 50. Hemorrhoids can be both internal or external, and they tend to run in families because there is a genetic component.
Anal fissures are small tears in the tissue that lines the anus. These can happen while passing a large or hard stool. They are common among infants, in particular, but people of any age can develop anal fissures.
Abscesses can form on nearly anywhere in the body, including the anus. They are a collection of pus that can occur inside the body and go unnoticed or be very obvious on the outside of the skin. An anal abscess is painful and may result in a fistula for many patients.
Natural Solutions for Anal and Rectal Issues
For a variety of anal and rectal irritations that involve abnormal discharge, foul odor, redness, itching, soreness, burning, and hemorrhoids, we recommend trying Seagate’s homeopathic Olive Rectal Spray. This is an all-natural remedy that soothes both internal and external irritations. The natural homeopathic ingredients this product contains are in a gentle oil base with olive and coconut oil, as well as omega-3 fatty acids and natural vitamin E for antimicrobial and antioxidant support. Use two to three sprays per use for up to seven days, as needed.