Hemorrhoid Pain Relief
What are some
effective hemorrhoid pain relief solutions?
are benign enlarged veins located on the inside or outside of the
rectum. When they become quite large, having a bowel movement can cause
pain and possibly bleeding.
At the early stages, bleeding may
not occur. This is the best time to take a natural approach to
preventing the hemorrhoids from getting worse.
natural and home remedies and lifestyle changes, most cases of
hemorrhoids can be taken care of at the comfort of your own home.
Toilet Paper versus Baby Wipes
using tissue paper to wipe after a bowel movement. Tissue paper tends
be rough. Instead use baby wipes or a cosmetic pad soaked with lukewarm
water for cleaning the area.
Heat and Cold
compress and heat packs can be soothing and help to give you pain
relief. Apply the ice pack for 10 to 15 minutes at a time, especially
after a bowel movement. If the ice pack is too cold, wrap it
You can opt to use warm compress several times a day for 15 minutes
creams or ointment before a bowel movement can go a long way to ease
the pain. Even petroleum jelly (Vaseline) ointment can help to lubricate the area during
of wiping the rectum with baby wipes or tissue paper, use a cosmetic
pad soaked with witch hazel instead. Witch hazel is an astringent and
it can help reduce inflammation, itching and pain. Most pharmacy will have
liquid in stock.
Witch hazel is one of the most effective natural solution for hemorrhoid pain relief.
Warm Bath and
the area in a warm bath after bowel movement to help get relief from
the pain. Do not use soap and gently dry the area. Avoid rubbing the
area. Consider buying a sitz bath. This can be purchased at your local
Changes and Water
at least 8 glasses of water daily and increase your fiber intake in
your diet. This will not directly help with hemorrhoids but will keep
the stool soft and prevent you from straining as you pass the stool.
lifting heavy objects or doing strenuous exercises. This will avoid
putting pressure on the blood vessels in the rectum and keep the
hemorrhoids from swelling up and getting worse.
Avoid getting too much caffeine from your
coffee or tea. Also cut back or avoid spicy foods and chilly sauces,
beer and carbonated beverages. This will prevent the hemorrhoids from
weight puts extra pressure in the lower part of the body. There is an
increased likelihood of getting hemorrhoids as your body weight
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