Not so amazing: feeling those spices come out the next day in the form of burning poop. When you consume spicy foods, the compounds that give them heat move through your body relatively unchanged.
That means your poop is laced with spicy particles. This burning poop sensation can happen to anyone, but it's often worse in people who have certain gastrointestinal issues to begin with. So "make sure you don't have other things going on that would predispose you to being more sensitive," says Bruno P.
Chumpitazi, M. And spicy foods can engender things like pain and discomfort. Hot foods can also be challenging for people with hemorrhoids or anal fissures, says Dr. Those fissures are just like they sound—little tears which tend to be caused by constipation and sometimes even by diarrhea.
Which means you can have burning diarrhea, too. The receptors that alert your brain to the burn are inside your digestive tract, so it's best to tackle the problem for good from the inside with strategies like these:. Limit spicy foods that are both spicy and fatty, like chicken wings or quesadillas smothered in hot sauce.
Excess fat can be a problem because the bile salts your body uses to digest them can irritate the skin around your anus, says Brooks D. Cash, M. Cash suggests. Even better, have a diet that's consistently high in fiber, says Dr. Not only is it good for your health in so many ways, it may prevent constipation, anal fissures, and even hemorrhoids, which may be at the root of the burning poop or burning diarrhea issue.
And until the fiber works, some people find relief from fissures and hemorrhoids by sitting in a warm bath no soap needed. Yes, this strategy is over-the-top. In his research, people who consumed 2. It's a little bit like putting on your shirt in the morning, says Dr. Very quickly, your brain knows the receptors are sending very similar signals.
It knows how to process them and it can stop paying attention to those signals over time. The trade-off: Deal with a burning butthole forever, or for 3 weeks—and then never again. The receptors are on the inside of your GI tract, so putting something on the outside is unlikely to help in the long run.
But as a short-term fix, you could apply a soothing cream to a clean butt—use one such as Calmoseptine ointment , which contains calamine to reduce itching and burning. One more thing: If discomfort lingers after you've taken a burning poop, see your doctor. Pain in your butt can be a symptom of more serious problems like an infection, abscess, or cancer, says Steven D. Wexner, M. Type keyword s to search. Today's Top Stories. Train Like Captain America's Stuntman. Buffalo wings, Szechuan chicken, and sriracha taste amazing going in.
Your biology might be making it worse This burning poop sensation can happen to anyone, but it's often worse in people who have certain gastrointestinal issues to begin with. How to poop in peace after eating spicy foods The receptors that alert your brain to the burn are inside your digestive tract, so it's best to tackle the problem for good from the inside with strategies like these: Tweak your menu. Eat chili peppers for 3 weeks straight. Clean your butt. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. More From Health.
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