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What is the cause of itching and burning pain after a bowel movement?

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What is the cause of itching and burning pain after a bowel movement?
Soft and pasty stool

The need or urge to scratch your bottom can be quite intense and hard to ignore.

Not many can claim not to have experienced this embarrassing situation.

The need to escape out of sight in order to scratch ones bottom is often really strong and one dare not get caught doing it in public or among friends in case of ridicule.

In children and occasionally in some adults the cause of anal itch can be due to an infection due to thread worms or pinworms. Fungal infection around the anus can also cause intense itch. Fungal infections will be associated with other symptoms such as a red rash and a raised scaly outer margin. Treatment with anti fungal creams is necessary in these situations.

The passing of an unformed soft, sticky and paste like stool that cannot be completely evacuated is the main cause of this irritating problem.
This often requires repeated wiping and if dry tissue is used, can lead to irritation of the perianal skin leading to the typical symptoms of burning pain and itching and occasional spotting of blood.

Repeated wiping of the anus leads to friction burn and breaking of the skin which causes weeping. This weeping in turn causes the area to remain damp and can cause the skin around the anus to split and thicken. Exposure of the ulcerated skin to the contents of faeces during wiping can cause dermatitis and even hot water from a shower can cause burning pain and a stinging sensation.

The efforts made to completely eliminate this soft waste, which tends to stick to the anal lining, can lead to STRAINING which when repeated during all or most bowel movements over a period of time can cause damage to the pelvic floor muscles and the pudendal nerve.

How to heal and prevent Bowel disorders

Diet is not about what you should NOT eat, it’s about what you should include in the diet that matters.
As long as your diet includes the correct balance of plant foods containing soluble fibre, insoluble fibre and resistant starch your colon will produce the perfectly formed stool. The important next step is to evacuate this stool without straining so that the body does not suffer from the pressures created each time the bowel is emptied.

In order to heal and prevent bowel disorders you need to make lifestyle changes that last the rest of your life time.

1. Include more fluids and plant food containing soluble fibre, insoluble fibre and resistant starch in the diet so that the perfectly formed stool will be made in the colon and beneficial bacteria will flourish and eliminate disease causing bacteria and fungi.

2. Evacuate the perfectly formed stool by adopting the squat posture to eliminate the need to strain during bowel movements.
It is not possible or safe to squat on the modern raised toilet seat installed in all western homes and it is impossible to squat for any length of time if you have not done this from childhood onwards. This makes the use of any raised platforms impossible to adapt to.

The SquattLooStool is designed to allow you to adopt the squat posture while seated comfortably on your raised toilet seat.
The single best and easiest lifestyle change you will ever make, leading to a healthier body.