Anitis occurs when the skin around the anal opening gets irritated You may experience bothersome symptoms, such as itching, burning and pain. Acidic foods in the diet are the main cause of this condition, so dietary intervention can help reduce symptoms. A diet anitis is essentially an elimination diet, which you need to avoid acidic foods temporarily and then add them again according to tolerance.
A wide variety of beverages are acidic and can exacerbate anal irritation in sensitive people. Make a list of the purchase of safe food and drinks to make it easier when you go shopping. Acid drinks to avoid include citrus juices, coffee, black tea, beer, red wine, soft drinks and other carbonated beverages. Add white wine, herbal teas, fresh vegetable juice and milk to your list of allowable drinks.
Acid Fruits and Vegetables
Remove acid fruits from your diet. Some examples of acidic fruits are grapefruit, pineapple, oranges, kiwi, blackberries and strawberries. Some fruits, like mangoes, are slightly acidic, so assess your tolerance. Bananas are safe to consume. You can eat most vegetables, since they are low in acid. Eggplants and pickles, however, are very acidic and can cause problems. Carrots, cauliflower, artichokes, turnips and shallots are slightly acidic.
Other acidic foods
Some nuts are very acidic, such as nuts, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans and pistachios, but almonds and Brazil nuts are safe to eat. Aged whey, yogurt sweetened with fruit, hard cheeses, soft cheeses are very acidic and should be avoided. Vinegar, garlic, pizza, Italian sauces, chili peppers, fatty meats, red meat and popcorn can also cause problems due to high acidity.
After a diet anitis
Try to follow a strict elimination diet for three weeks to see if your symptoms improve. Consult your health care provider for a complete list of safe foods and foods to avoid. Keep a diet diary to keep track of your meals and severity of symptoms. After three weeks, reintroduce the eliminated foods one by one every two or three days. The reintroduction of food slowly helps to identify the food or food that causes it.