not use scented soaps, such as Irish Spring and Coast, which can irritate
Practice good hygiene. Gently wipe the area with toilet paper
after each bowel movement. If irritation starts, use water-soaked cotton balls
to clean the area and then pat the area dry with dry cotton balls. Premoistened
pads, such as Tucks or "baby wipes," may be less irritating.
not sit on the toilet for long periods of time.
high-fiber diet that includes plenty of fruits and
vegetables and bran cereal every day.
Avoid foods that can cause
rectal problems. Examples of such foods include: