Monday, August 12, 2013

Easy Relief From Hemorrhoids With Simple Home Remedies

Hemorrhoids can be very distressing, for they cause not only pain but also discomfort, altering the quality of your life. They don't only burn, hurt and itch; anyone who has them knows that if left untreated, sooner or later hemorrhoids will start to bleed, often leaving you unable to pass your stool comfortably. There are ways you can find relief from hemorrhoids using simple home remedies, without having to undergo painful prodding at hospitals or paying massive medical bills. Here's how:
Increase fiber and water intake
Fiber is the nutrient responsible for smooth bowel movements, and since most hemorrhoids are caused due to irregular and painful passing of stool, increasing your fiber intake will go a long way towards helping you pass your stool comfortably without rupturing your hemorrhoids or causing pain or bleeding. Similarly, water will hydrate your stool and help it pass easily without making you strain.
Ice as pain reliever
If the pain or stinging from your hemorrhoids is particularly bad, you can soothe it by using ice packs to numb the pain and give you relief from the burning. Don't place the ice directly on the skin, cover the ice pack in cloth and then use it to soothe your rectum.
Warm water baths
Just like ice can do wonders to calm down your irritated hemorrhoids, warm water baths can also be very soothing. Soak your rectum in warm water every day for 15 to 20 minutes, this will provide instant relief from the pain and discomfort.
Treat your skin gently
Be very cautious as to what kind of fabric comes in contact with your anal area. Dry toilet paper is very rough and will only irritate your hemorrhoids further, causing them to burn or bleed. Dampen the toilet paper to make it softer before you use it. Also be careful about what kind of fabric your underwear and trousers consist of, always go for something soft and loose that will not aggravate the hemorrhoids. Get a cooling herbal or mint lotion to soothe your skin before you go to sleep, but also remember to never experiment with too many different kinds of lotions and creams as they might only worsen the situation.
Use Aloe Vera
Using chilled Aloe Vera has proven to be a very effective soothing treatment when it comes to hemorrhoids. Aloe Vera leaves are easy accessible everywhere, and one big leaf should last you a while. Put it in the fridge and cut of a smooth chunk to hold against your skin every time the burning gets bad. Aloe Vera is known to suppress swelling and rashes, and will instantly provide relief.
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