Check out these simple home remedies for hemorrhoids for quick relief of pain and itching.
Hemorrhoids is one of those problems you want to ignore until they disappear by themselves. But since this method almost never works, it is important to know exactly what you can do to cure the problem if necessary.
However, there are some home remedies that can be used to relieve the symptoms and cure external hemorrhoids faster.
9 Home Remedies for Hemorrhoids
1- Soothing bath
Take a sitz bath with various plants with calming effect such as horse chestnut, grapevine, ruscus or witch hazel, that help soothe the pain caused by hemorrhoids as well as contribute to reducing their size. It is important to keep water at body temperature to prevent the skin from softening, this should not be too long, just for 3 to 5 minutes.
2- Avoiding spice
Contrary to what many people think, spicy does not cause hemorrhoids, but if you have them, it can make the pain and itching worse because it irritates the mucous membranes in the anal area.
3- Replace toilet paper with wet wipes
This will save you some pain when you go to bathroom. Because toilet paper irritates the area and makes the situation worse, you can choose to wash the area in the bidet and outside, using wet wipes, like those used for babies.
4- Re-introduce external hemorrhoids with olive oil
When hemorrhoids become advanced and come out of anus, you can re-introduce them by lubricating this area with olive oil. Also, olive oil has an anti-inflammatory action which also relieves pain.
5- Use a stool when you go to bathroom
The wrong position sitting on the toilet is usually partly to blame. So, to make this easier for you, it is recommended to buy stool that will raise your legs -the knees should be above your hips- and thus relax your intestines to facilitate evacuation.
To do this, crush a banana and apply it on a cloth, leave it to act for 20 minutes on the affected area. In addition, the inside of the banana peel is soothing, so you can also place it on the area.
7- Ice, anti-inflammatory and anesthetic
Using ice covered with a thin cloth on the anal area helps to relieve hemorrhoids’ pain thanks to the anesthetic effect caused by the cold and, in addition, it helps to reduce the volume of hemorrhoids thanks to its anti-inflammatory effect.
8- Take a child’s posture
Sit on your knees and bring your torso to touch your thighs, stretching your arms above your head. This posture, which in yoga is known as the child’s posture, can help combat constipation, and helps improve some of the symptoms of hemorrhoids by stimulating circulation in the anal area.
9- Legs up against the wall
Other position that provides relief is lying on your back, bringing your buttocks as near as possible of the wall, and leaning your legs high against the wall, and relaxing your arms throughout your body. This way, it stimulates the circulation in the anal area and can be a relief for hemorrhoids.