Herbal remedy for Anal Itching (Children)

Small babies are often seen digging their underwear to scratch their bottom. Anal itching in babies is a common phenomenon. The reasons might vary from pinworms, chafing reaction to detergents, diarrhea, yeast infections to irritation caused by spicy foods or citrus (especially orange juice) A few home remedies that you can try out are:

Keep the area dry- Always keep your child's bottom dry. Moisture can cause irritation as well as create an ideal environment for yeast infection. Make sure the area stays clean. Try using dye-free, perfume-free soap on your child's undergarments. Make sure you aren't using fabric softener, which can also cause irritation to these sensitive areas. If you use scented toilet paper or wipes, try the plain varieties without scents or dyes, as well. Keep the child clean- Prepare a special bath and let your child soak for 15 minutes or so twice daily. You can mix about 1/4 cup baking soda in a tub of warm water or you can use a colloidal oatmeal bath such as this one made right at home. After those baths, make sure the area is completely dry. In addition, make sure that your child's fingernails are trimmed so that he will not injure himself when scratching, and clean them daily with a soft nail brush and antibacterial soap. Also, have your child change his underwear several times a day.

Serve fiber-rich foods- Hemorrhoids are rarely the cause of anal itching in children. But if your child has been diagnosed with a case of these bulging veins, it's time for some diet changes. Be sure your child eats more high-fiber foods such as vegetables, fruits and whole grains and cuts down on low-fiber items such as cake, candy, cookies and potato chips. A low-fiber diet can cause constipation. When a constipated child strains to have a bowel movement that can result in hemorrhoids or aggravate those already there. When increasing dietary fiber, it's also important to see that your child drinks more water and eats more fruits and vegetables.