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Do this to prevent your butt from burning after eating spicy foods

Do this to prevent your butt from burning after eating spicy foods

So you can enjoy the food now and think about the burning and pain later!

Written by Tania Tarafdar |Published : July 25, 2017 2:52 PM IST

The spicy grilled chicken and pani puri may taste delicious, but the after effect may not be all that amazing. The heat causing compounds in spicy foods do not get absorbed by your body and move through your body. So your poop contains spicy particles, and since the cells similar to those in your mouth, line the end of your rectum, you experience a burning sensation when you poop. While anyone can experience this, people with irritable bowel syndrome and gastrointestinal issues are more likely to feel the pain. However, this should not stop you from bingeing on spicy foods occasionally. Here are a few tips from nutritionist Shruti Rajagopalto prevent your butt from burning after eating spicy foods.

  • Avoid eating foods that are both fatty and spicy like chicken wings smothered in hot sauce. The bile salts the body uses to digest the excess fat can irritate the skin around your anus.
  • And if you are not ready to give up on chicken wings with hot sauce, taking a fibre supplement like psyllium right before or after your meal can provide some relief. Also, make sure that you drink plenty of water.
  • Drink a glass of milk around the time you eat spicy foods. Dairy products contain a protein called casein which binds to the capsaicin in spicy foods, hindering its ability to bind to the nerve receptors in your body.
  • If your anus burns and itches after eating spicy foods, it is important that you keep your buttocks as clean and as dry as possible. Wash your butt with a mild soap and warm water and once clean, apply some cream with calamine to soothe the itching and burning. This is why some farts burn and stink more!

However, if the pain in your butt persists, see a doctor as it could be a sign of a more serious problem like anal fissures or an infection. Here are 8 reasons you could suffer from anal pain.

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