Hemorrhoids - Were off again…..I will be covering other subjects but there have been so many people of Facebook that want more tips that I would feel bad moving away from the subject !!
So here is an article that I read recently – I can’t honestly remember where I found it – but it’s good stuff – enjoy!
You can decrease the likeliness of forming external hemorrhoids by stepping up your hygiene practices in the bathroom. Try using a wet wipe after every bowel movement and choose a clean soft tissue for regular wiping.
A simple remedy you can use at home is applying ice, then heat. Alternating between ice and heat helps minimize the size of the hemorrhoid and helps it to heal. You should apply ice to the area for 10 minutes every day, and then follow that with heat for approximately 20 minutes.
Witch hazel is an excellent way to treat the discomfort that goes along with hemorrhoids. Witch hazel has natural astringent properties that work to shrink the swollen tissue and soothe the pain and itching. Apply witch hazel to a cotton ball then let it set for up to 10 minutes. You can also add it in a sitz bath.
When you are fighting nasty hemorrhoids, make sure you do not expose yourself to products derived from essential oils. You should avoid dyes and fragrances, as well since these ingredients can lead to unneeded irritation and horrible inflammation. These products will sting and make the swelling and itching even worse.
To prevent getting hemorrhoids, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Keeping yourself hydrated can help to soften your stool. You’re also going to want to limit and gauge how much caffeine and alcohol you consume as this can hurt you.
Were you aware that there are many items in your kitchen that can relieve your hemorrhoid symptoms. A good home remedy is using an ice pack. A cold compress like an ice pack will dissipate swelling and help to get rid of the lingering pain. When applied to the area affected by hemorrhoids, an ice pack can help to shrink the inflamed tissues, reducing swelling.
If you think that you may be constipated, take a walk before going to the bathroom. This stimulates the body’s organs, including the bowels. This will lessen the strain of passing the stool which could further irritate your hemorrhoids. Briskly walk for at least ten minutes.
Simple warm water can be one of the easiest and best treatments to relieve hemorrhoid symptoms. From taking a warm bath to applying a cold, wet rag or paper towel to the affected area, water can help alleviate pain and swelling associated with hemorrhoids. A toilet bath can be useful for this, and can be found in many pharmacies.
There are just a few methods of relieving the pain of hemorrhoids – I I hope there was at least one that that is new & useful to you !!
Until next time….