9 Easy ways to relieve sore bum from diarrhea new health advisor 4 gas planets

Diarrhea is experienced by almost all adults a few times a year. The skin of the anus can burn due to diarrhea, especially if the stool is very acidic and liquid. Moreover, anal discomfort and irritation may occur due to passage of watery stool and frequent wiping of anal area. You may feel that your bum is on fire every time you make a trip to the bathroom. The sore bum from diarrhea makes you feel very miserable. Fortunately, there are steps that you can try to improve anal discomfort and soreness quickly. How to Relieve Your Sore Bum Caused by Diarrhea 1. Keep the Anus Area Clean

To relieve your sore bum, clean or wipe the area gently with baby wipes or wet wipes after passing stool. You can also use a shower head or rinse your bum in a Sitz bath. You can take a Sitz bath by sitting in a shallow tub of lukewarm water for around 15 minutes a couple of times a day to relieve the irritated anus. Let the bum dry from air or you can use a blow dryer to dry it on cool setting. Avoid the usage of any soap on the bum as they can irritate the already sensitive skin of the anus. 2. Drink Plenty of Liquids

If you suffer from diarrhea and if it is chronic, you are at risk of developing dehydration. You should drink plenty of water and other liquids to prevent dehydration. This will also help to keep your skin moist. However, you should completely avoid alcohol and caffeine, which may aggravate dehydration. 3. Apply a Barrier Cream

Barrier cream coats the skin of the bum and protects it from moisture and stool. You can apply a diaper rash cream containing zinc oxide or petroleum jelly or vitamin D and A cream to dry, clean skin. Reapply after every bowel movement. 4. Avoid Hot Baths and Showers

Hot showers and baths may actually dry the already broken and sore skin of the bum. However, you can soak in lukewarm water for several minutes which is helpful in relieving the sore bum from diarrhea. Use a barrier cream afterwards. 5. Be Wary Of Supplements

Supplements are taken by many people along with other medicines. However, some supplements may make your stool more irritating to your bum. Hence, you should avoid the supplements such as ginseng, cayenne, milk thistle, and glucosamine. 6. Avoid These Foods

You diarrhea may be triggered or aggravated by eating certain foods. They may also increase the acidity of the stools. Some of the foods that you should avoid during diarrhea are: citrus drinks and fruits, artificial sweeteners, fried foods, fatty foods, spicy foods and greasy foods. 7. Avoid Dairy Products

Dairy products including ice cream, milk and cheese may aggravate diarrhea especially in people suffering from lactose intolerance. So try to avoid dairy if you suffer from diarrhea. Make sure to get calcium in your diet from other dietary sources such as salmon, shrimp and green, leafy vegetables. 8. Change Sitting Habits

Sitting on your bum for a long period of time can worsen your sore bum from diarrhea. Therefore, you should avoid prolonged sitting on your bottom. Avoiding prolonged sitting is easier said than done especially if you have to attend office or school. If you can’t avoid prolonged periods of sitting, then sitting on a cushion is a great idea. You don’t need anything special, even a bed pillow would do the trick. 9. Take a Pain Reliever

Yogurt is an excellent natural home remedy to treat diarrhea. Use live bacterial cultures such as bifidobacterium and lactobacillus acidophilus in the yogurt as they help in restoring the good intestinal bacteria and destroying the bad bacteria resulting in diarrhea. 2. Ginger

Your body may become dehydrated due to diarrhea. So remember to drink at least 8 glasses of water and clear fluids such as coconut water, vegetable soups, clear broths and clear sodas (without caffeine) while you have loose stools. 5. Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea is recommended during diarrhea as it is helpful in reducing intestinal inflammation and has antispasmodic properties. Steep 1 teaspoon of chamomile flowers and 1 teaspoon of peppermint leaves in 1 cup of boiling water, and drink the mixture several times a day. 6. Fenugreek Seeds