not use scented soaps. These can irritate the
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:
Regular or diet
Beer and other alcoholic
Any other items that you
know cause you to have gas or indigestion.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
February 20, 2013
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