Best Home Remedies for Anal Fistula:
Sitz bath is one of the best ways to aid symptoms of anal fistula that include irritation, swelling, pain, and inflammation. A sitz bath is a process of soaking the anal area in plain warm water. The water should not be very hot. A fistula patient should take sitz baths at least 3-4 times every day.
Drink plenty of water; it will act as one of the best home remedies for fistula. Avoid alcohol and soda; as a substitute consume huge amounts of water and fruit juices. You can have ginger tea, turmeric milk, etc. This will prevent constipation, which gives pressure on your fistula. An excess amount of water will make waste softer and will help clean the intestines.
Use donut pillows
If your toilet job needs you to sit down for long hours, avoid the extra pressure on your back, buttocks, and legs, particularly, if you have an anal fistula. This could be done by sitting on a “donut pillow” instead of the regular chair or on the toilet seat directly. Donut pillows are one of the best home remedies for piles.
Improve your immune system
Having a healthy diet and eating food, like fish, olive oil, and citrus fruits which are rich in omega-3s, omega-6s, and vitamin C will help you to strengthen the immune system and decrease the levels of inflammation you may suffer due to a fistula.
Symptoms of an anal fistula
- skin irritation around the anus.
- a constant, throbbing pain that may be worse when you sit down, move around, poo or cough.
- smelly discharge from near your anus.
- passing pus or blood when you poo.
- swelling and redness around your anus and a high temperature (fever) if you also have an abscess.