Soothing painful hemorrhoids can be as simple as good hygiene, a few home remedies, and some herbal healing. If these don’t work for you or symptoms persist, check with a doctor and request a prescription or try one of the many over the counter medications available to ease your symptoms caused by hemorrhoids.
Good hygiene means more than just a daily shower when you have hemorrhoids, especially if the hemorrhoids have ruptured. Every time you wipe after using the bathroom, be gently. Try moist wipes instead of dry tissue and if dry tissue is the only option, use plain white, unscented toilet paper, soft but with minimal lint. Medicated moist wipes are available in most drug stores. In the shower, avoid scented soaps and perfumed scrubs or products.
There are too many home remedies to ease the symptoms of painful hemorrhoids to name here but a few that you may consider include the following:
Apply vitamin E oil topically to the anal area or cutting off the end of a vitamin E capsule, and squeezing the oil inside into the anus also brings a great deal of pain relief.
Aloe Vera gel applied to the anal area also soothes the pain and witch hazel applied with a cotton ball a few times a day can do the same while also keeping the area clean.
Homemade enemas and peeled garlic clove or small pieces of potato suppositories also help ease inflammation.
Changing your diet in order to ease constipation will also help keep from making the pain of hemorrhoids worse every time you have a bowel movement. Drink prune juice and eat fiber-filled foods like apples, whole grains, broccoli, and more. All of these in combination or even just one will help ease the pain of hemorrhoids.