Burning sensation in the anus is caused due to the irritation or inflammation of the anal mucosa. Consult a Gastroenterologist initially to diagnose your condition.
Causes for Burning sensation in Anus
1) Constipation: Frequent, long term and untreated constipation.
2) Anal Fissures: Cracks in the external orifice of the Anus.
3) Anorectal Polyps: Growth or protrusion in the proximity of the internal/external orifice.
4) Bleeding Hemorrhoids: Bleeding per rectum.
5) Irritable Bowel Syndrome(IBS): Irritation of the intestinal mucosa due to wrong eating habits or stress and other related disorders.
6) Gastroenteritis: Inflammation of the gastric mucosa due to infections by microbes or parasites.
7) Infections: Secondary infection of the fissure by Bacteria, Fungi or other microbes.
8) Rectal Spasm: Spasm of Rectal Muscles due to stress and related disorders.
Treatment and remedies for Burning sensation in Anus.
1) Treat Your constipation:
Include foods rich in insoluble fibre like greens, fresh fruits,vegetables and Legumes.
Foods like Fenugreek seed Powder, rich in soluble fibre helps in absorption of water and thus loosens the stool.
Avoid processed foods and refined carbohydrates such as Pasta, white bread etc.
Cut down alcohol and caffeinated foods, instead go for consuming Herbal teas.
Drink at least 2-3 litres of water per day.
Drink 2-3 glasses of Fresh fruit juices. Juices like pineapple, papaya help treat constipation.
Eat a bland diet free from chillies and spices.
Consume at least two Bananas per day.
Soak two pieces of Figs and 6 Raisins overnight in 30ml of hot water. Mash it completely the next morning and consume it in empty stomach.
Also try Psyllium husk, a fibre substitute which relieves severe constipation.
Probiotic curd helps in improving the intestinal flora and relieves burning sensation else where in the intestines.
Take a break from your work seat every one hour. You can use a seat cover or a towel made out of cotton to cover your seat in the work place and in your car. Long hours of sitting on foam seats increases body heat and causes dryness of stools.
2) Treat your infections:
Consult your Doctor to treat any infections of the colon, which cause Gastroenteritis and Irritable Bowel syndrome(IBS).
You may have to undergo a Occult stool Examination to rule out intestinal infections and infestations
3) Treat your stress:
Avoid stressors and adopt methods to overcome stress.Practices like yogasanas,pranayama and meditation help to combat stress effectively.
Deep relaxation practices help to overcome muscle stiffness, IBS and Rectal spasm.
4) Adopt healthy lifestyle habits:
Eat at regular intervals and do not overeat.
Get a sound sleep.
5) Try medications:
You can locally apply an ointment to reduce the burning sensation. You can use Himalaya Pilex cream. Squeeze a little of the cream by inserting the nozzle into the anus. Apply before and after evacuation of bowels.
You can even try applying Castor oil to the orifice which will reduce the burning sensation and it also heals open fissures if any.
Inserting a small fresh piece of Aloevera Gel into the anal orifice will also relieve irritation and burning.
Apply a paste of cumin seeds powder mixed with water to the local area.
A warm Sitz Bath with neem and turmeric will help treat infection and irritation.
Intake of Mango seed powder will help reduce inflammation in the anal region, it also treats hemorrhoids. Two grams of the powder mixed with honey can be consumed twice a day.
6) Take enema:
Smear the tip of the enema nozzle with Vaseline, Bees wax or Castor oil. Neem water enema (Boil the neem leaves in water for 10 mins. Filter and use when warm with a pinch of turmeric)Fill the enema can with the neem water and use it everyday morning.This will help in easy evacuation of bowels without much of strain and will also heal the fissures if any.
Buttermilk enema with a pinch of turmeric will also help reduce the burning sensation.
Note: Never force the nozzle into the anus if it causes pain