Hemorrhoids can cause discomfort and they can be painful, too. If you are having such problems, you should try the following natural treatments that can help a great deal with the itching, pain and bleeding.
Read below how different remedies can work in different conditions and help you.
Grind some garlic cloves and blend them with coconut or olive oil. Make small suppositories. You can freeze them before use.
When you need it, insert one suppository in the rectum. Remember that it stings and you may even cry. This home-made remedy makes the area numb but does not burn.
Always wear clean underwear
The underwear you are wearing should be clean and you should change it often. Always carry with you an extra pair, especially if you are suffering from bleed, leakages and small accidents. The underwear should be loose cotton because it prevents sweating that can cause itching.
Warm sitz bath
Take this 15-20 minutes shower every day ay least three times a week. It will stop the tingling, purify the butt-centric crevices and hemorrhoids, and it will lessen swelling. This is very effective transitory treatment for outer hemorrhoids.
It’s prescribed to perform this treatment after your solid discharge. Sit in a big bowl or shower with warm water and salt. You can use Epsom salt, ocean salt or cooking salt. A sitz shower can be purchased from a drug specialist. This lets you have the shower while you’re sitting on the toilet seat.
Softeners like ‘Colace’ help with defecation. It gets rid of straining which makes it more comfortable to pass stools. Your stool should be too smooth if the hemorrhoids are bleeding and swollen. If it’s not smooth, it can cause swelling and uneasiness.
Frequent clothing changes
Do not wear the same clothes for long periods especially if you like wearing pants. Be aware that feces, blood or mucus leakages could pass through your undergarments and soil your clothes. If this dries you will not be able to see them, but the germs will be left where you sit. These germs could be transferred by anyone who touches where you sat.
You can use ice cubes in these ways:
- Insert small and smooth ice cubes into the anus to cool and reduce swelling.
- Press them on external hemorrhoids to soothe them.
Massage Aloe Vera on the region with cotton wool, soft tissue or with your fingers. Start with three applications per day and when it gets better, do it once a day. Aloe Vera heals and leaves a soothing feeling.
You can apply witch hazel using cotton wool, soft tissue or witch hazel swab three times a day and after feeling better reduce to once a day. There are many people who have resorted to this natural remedy.
Foods rich in fibers
Fresh and raw fruits, veggies and whole grains are rich in fibers and you should include them into your diet. The fibers reduce strain and soften your stool. This is one of the oldest methods used to prevent hemorrhoids. To prevent diarrhea and IBS, fiber intake should be increased progressively.
Water keeps you hydrated and prevents stool becoming hard. You should avoid colas and sodas because they contain caffeine that causes dehydration. Add fruits like lemons or oranges to make flavored water.
Take a half tablespoon of nutmeg before going to bed and when you wake up. It has been proved that is very effective in patients with hemorrhoids.
If you want to improve your digestion and enhance a slow bowel movement you need a physical activity. It doesn’t have to be vigorous, walking can also help.