Are there any
effective external hemorrhoids treatment?
outside of the rectum often cause severe pain and discomfort. These
swollen veins hang outside of the body where they can easily get
irritated when you pass
stool or when you simply clean that area.
There are many causes of
but the most common ones are excessive lifting of heavy objects,
pregnancy, standing or sitting too long, obesity, genetics and chronic
If there is no bleeding from the hemorrhoids, natural and home
remedies can be an excellent first choice in treating this
Below is a list of techniques and recommendations for keeping external
hemorrhoids from getting worse or causing pain.
Sit on a
can be purchased from your pharmacy. It is called an invalid ring. It
looks like a large inflatable donut that you sit on. Its purpose is to
remove pressure from the rectal area.
on the toilet too long
Sitting on the
toilet too long can put pressure on the rectal region, especially on
the blood vessels. This causes them to swell up. Avoid reading the
newspaper while sitting on the toilet.
Use a sitz
using towel or tissue to wipe the area, consider getting a sitz bath to
clean the rectal areas. It looks like a large bowl with an attachment
that releases a stream of water upwards like a water fountain.
It cleans the rectal area without irritating it. It is inexpensive and
can be purchased from your local pharmacy.
hemorrhoidal creams and ointments
ointments can be used to get rid of painful hemorrhoids. Even using
petrolatum jelly prior to a bowel movement and afterwards can take the
wipes and not toilet paper
Do not use
toilet paper. Instead use soft baby wipes instead. They are less
irritating to the external hemorrhoids.
hazel or aloe vera gel
soak a cotton ball or cosmetic pads with witch hazel and clean the
rectal area with that instead. Afterwards, apply aloe vera gel to keep
the hemorrhoids from being irritated. It will reduce pain and swelling.
Use ice packs
and heat packs
to the hemorrhoids helps to get rid of the discomfort. Wrap the ice in
a towel first otherwise it can be too cold and might further irritate
Some people prefer warmth instead. Try applying heat with a water
bottle to see if you get pain relief.
Ensure you are
getting at least eight glasses of water daily. Also increase your fiber
intake up to 40 grams daily if practical. These two recommendations are
designed to help prevent constipation.
Straining to pass stool puts a lot of pressure on the already enlarged
veins and it will further enlarge the hemorrhoids.
Obviously, avoid spicy foods if possible.
It is known
that excessive weight can put pressure on the lower part of the body
and can cause hemorrhoids to get worse.
Try not to
lift heavy objects or engage in vigorous or strenuous physical
activities. This will help keep the pressure on the blood vessels in
the rectum to a minimum.
These recommended external hemorrhoids treatment tips can be helpful in
giving you pain relief as well as to keep the hemorrhoids for swelling
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