Hemorrhoids Home Treatment


If your condition is not severe, you might want to try a hemorrhoids home treatment. The treatment method can be both preventive and curative.

Preventive Home Treatment of Hemorrhoids:

1. Eating fruits like oranges, apples, bananas, prunes, grapefruits, mangos, watermelon, grapes and cherries enhances the digestion process. Food products like bread, white flour products, and sodas should be avoided as they lead to constipation.

2. Physical activities like running, walking, swimming, etc. should be added to your daily regimen.

3. Avoid making the hemorrhoids worse by blotting the anus gently after bowel movements with white toilet paper moistened with water or cleansing agent, or with moistened, medicated pads. Avoid rubbing the anal area, and avoid soaps with perfumes or dyes.


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Simple Hemorrhoids Home Treatment:

1. Apply ice packs on the affected areas.

2. Try a sitz bath, which is a small tub specially designed to allow the soaking of hemorrhoids without having to take a regular bath. During this home treatment of hemorrohids the rectal area is soaked in hot water for 15-20 minutes about 3-4 times a day. Not only does this help relieve symptoms but it also aids shrinkage of the hemorrhoid.

3. Apply topical medicated creams. These will help you get rid of the itching and scratching and help you heal over time.

4. Buy a doughnut shaped cushion. They are available at your local pharmacy and medical supply stores and can be useful to hemorrhoid sufferers. Follow the instructions and use it whenever possible.

5. Try to practice healthy bowel habits. Avoid straining yourself while passing stool. Don't hold your breathe while on the toilet. Get off the bowl as soon as you are done.

6. Drink lots of water as it facilitates your stool passage.

7. You may want to consider herbal methods - Japanese pagoda tree extract, horse chestnut and butcher's broom have been proven to be some of the best herbal supplements for naturally treating hemorrhoids.

There are many over the counter hemorrhoids home treatment products at your local stores or the internet for treating hemorrhoids. However, you never know what you're getting with these, so make sure you research the products extensively before you buy.

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