According to Healthline", Keep the anal area clean by washing with water every day. Don't use soaps as they will reduce the natural oils that protect the anus and may make the area dry and itchy. Use aqueous cream or a soap-free cleanser instead. However, here is how to care for your anal area.
When it comes to taking care of the anus, most people are often at loss over what to do. While it is common knowledge that you have to clean up after stool, you have to do more than that to care for your anus.
1. Clean Up After the Use
It is as simple as that clean up after using the toilet. And the best material to clean up with is water. Forget any other fancy towel or liquid. Using water on your anus is the best way to clean it after stooling. No matter how much of a hurry you are in, make sure to properly clean up your anus after using the toilet. Tissue paper does not clean the anus as effectively as water would. Some of the feces will get smeared and rubbed on your anus especially if you are hairy and that can make you smelly and get skin irritations. Also, wiping your butt using tissue can lead to injuries. The skin on the anus is a bit thin and delicate, while dry toilet paper can be abrasive. Therefore, wiping too many times with tissue paper could lead to pain and bleeding.
2. Avoid Using Soap and other cleaners
Although most people think otherwise, using soap on your anus is not the right thing to do. As we noted in the first point, simply using water is enough good on its own. Using soap could cause your anus to be dry and itchy and result in other problems. The same goes for other cleaners also. This is because these soaps and cleaners contain chemicals that are harsh to the anus and could even lead to small cuts. That is why you should keep soaps and other cleaners away from your anus.
3. Avoid Using Hot Water On The Anus
Some people are also in the habit of using hot water to clean their anus in the belief that hot water would clean it more properly than cold water. This is not just false but could lead to problems. The skin around the anus is quite sensitive and using hot water around it could cause irritations and other problems. Stick to the water coming from the tap in your toilet.
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