Taking steps to soften your stools, so you don’t have to strain excessively during a bowel movement, is the most effective and most common way to avoid the development of hemorrhoids. It is recommended for you to empty your bowels as soon as you feel an urge come on. Get some exercise, drink a lot of water and eat some fiber. This article can supplement this advice, to reduce the possibility of hemorrhoids.
If you keep your anal area clean, you will be less likely to develop hemorrhoids. Moistened wipes are much better than using toilet paper because it is more comfortable. Taking a hot sitz bath can help relieve the swelling and pain of hemorrhoids. Use the bath for about 20 minutes.
The application of ice and then heat is a simple and easy home remedy for hemorrhoids. Alternating between ice and heat helps minimize the size of the hemorrhoid and helps it to heal. Each day as needed, apply an icy cold pack to the problem area for ten minutes then, following that cold pack treatment, apply a warm, moist heat pack for twenty minutes.
At home treatment for hemorrhoids is as easy as alternately applying heat then ice. This one-two punch of ice and heat reduces the size of the hemorrhoid and speeds the healing process. Apply ice to the area affected for about ten minutes every day, and follow it with moist heat for twenty minutes.
When dealing with hemorrhoids, be careful not to expose the affected areas to products containing dyes, essential oils, or fragrances. These substances could cause a burning, stinging or itching sensation on those already sensitive areas.
Now that you know how to prevent and treat the pain associated with hemorrhoids you can go forward finding your own advice down the line. Apply these tips to minimize the pain, and prevent your hemorrhoids from coming back.