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Haemorrhoids home treatment

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If you are suffering from haemorrhoids, there are different treatment options available for you. Home treatment is another option which will help you to get relief from haemorrhoids. Let's find out how you can treat haemorrhoids at home with the easily available ingredients.

Aloe vera

Aloe Vera gel has been used for treating haemorrhoids and other skin conditions. It is used because it has anti-inflammatory properties which will help you by reducing irritation. Even though not enough clinical evidence is available, but Aloe Vera is effective against haemorrhoids. It is a very safe element for topical use.

The gel is available in gel form and also as an ingredient in other products. However, if you're using Aloe Vera gel, you should use only the pure gel on haemorrhoids. If you have Aloe Vera plant at home, you can directly harvest the gel from its leaves.

Some people may be allergic to Aloe Vera. If that is the case, then you can check for allergic reaction by rubbing a dime sized amount on your forearm. If you do not see any reaction, it is safe for you to use Aloe Vera for you haemorrhoids problem.

Over-the-counter ointments

There are several over-the-counter ointments available for haemorrhoid treatment. Ointments and creams are generally available in the nearby drugstores and they can offer you immediate relief. Some of the ointments and creams can also reduce swelling and help in faster healing of haemorrhoids. Just ensure whether you're cream has hydrocortisone or not. If it has that element, you should not use the cream for more than a week at a time.

Bath and Epsom salt

Warm baths can reduce the irritation and pain from haemorrhoids. Many people use a sitz bath, which is a small plastic tub that fits over a toilet seat. You can also use a full body bath in your tub. If you take a warm bath for 20 minutes after bowel movement, it is more effective. Simply add some Epsom salt to the bath and that will reduce your pain further.

Soothing wipes

If you use a toilet paper after a bowel movement, that can aggravate existing haemorrhoids. On the other hand, wipes can help you to keep clean without any type of irritation. There are some wipes available which are soothing and which contain anti-haemorrhoid ingredients. Such anti-haemorrhoid ingredients may include hazel or Aloe Vera.

However, the wipes should not have alcohol, perfume or other irritants because they will result in more irritation and may also cause bleeding and pain.

Witch hazel

Witch hazel can help you by reducing both itching and pain. These are considered as the two main symptoms of haemorrhoids. It is a natural, anti-inflammatory product and that can reduce swelling. It is generally available in liquid form. You can directly apply it to the haemorrhoids. It is also available in products like anti-each wipes and soaps.

Stool softeners

Stool softener is or fibre supplements like psyllium are good for you if you are suffering from haemorrhoids. Haemorrhoids problem is aggravated if you are suffering from constipation or have hard stool. By simply softening the stool, it is possible to reduce the possibility of worsening the haemorrhoid condition. Stool softeners can reduce constipation, make stool softer, and may be able to help you to have quick, painless bowel movements.

References

1. Hemorrhoid No More ™
2.Hemorrhoids: From basic pathophysiology to clinical management
3.Hemorrhoids