Regional Enteritis Anal Problems
Home care for anal problems in someone with Crohn's disease includes:
- Ask your pharmacist for a nonprescription hemorrhoid product to relieve pain and itching.
- Avoid a lot of wiping after a bowel movement. Wiping with soft, moist toilet paper (or a commercial moist pad or baby wipe) may relieve discomfort.
- Avoid lifting heavy objects if you have hemorrhoids.
- Exercise regularly to avoid becoming constipated.
- High fiber foods such as fruits and vegetables are usually helpful to regulate the bowels, but may cause problems in some people with Crohn's disease.
- If you have hard stools, try a nonprescription stool softener. Softer stools can make it easier to empty the bowels and lessen pressure on the veins.
- Try not to strain during bowel movements. Allow yourself adequate time to use the bathroom and don't rush.
- Try soaks in a warm tub (sitz baths) several times a day.
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