There are countless of ointment, and creams available for people to deal with hemorrhoids.
In the extreme case, there is also the option of having surgery to get rid of those
painful and irritating problems.
But for those who do not want to shell out that kind of money, or are too embarrassed
or lazy to go to the store and purchase creams and ointments, there are a lot of
remedies for this problem that can be found around the house. The following are but
a few examples.
• One remedy can come from the humble potato. Simply take a couple of potatoes (washed),
and cut them into small chunks. Place these pieces on a blender and blend until the
vegetable is in liquid form already. Spread the mashed potatoes on gauze or any clean
cloth and apply it to the hemorrhoids, or in the general area where the hemorrhoid
developed. This will cool the area, will act as an astringent and soothe the pain.
• Another cupboard remedy is the favorite of mothers; prunes. Although this will
not necessarily take away the hemorrhoid, it will soften up your stool thanks to
its laxative properties. With softer stool, the chances of rupturing the hemorrhoids
become less and thus, lessen the chances of worsening the situation.
• Vinegar is also a common household remedy to these irritating things. Simply dip
a piece of cloth in a cup filled with vinegar (or apple cider), and apply to the
hemorrhoids. This will lessen the pain and irritation caused by the hemorrhoid and
even has the ability to shrink the swollen blood vessels.
Freezer and Refrigerator Remedies
• Ice is great to numb the pain of hemorrhoids. Simply sit on a cold compress and
your bottom will start to feel less pain. Not only that, it also reduces the amount
of blood flow that goes through those veins.
• Oranges also help hemorrhoids. It won’t get rid of them but it does strengthen
and tone blood vessels that can help prevent them in the future. Water can also help
in preventing hemorrhoids since water allows for the digestive tract to move smoothly.
It also helps in avoiding constipation and allows for stool to stay soft.
• Possibly the most obvious of remedies; aloe vera is one household remedy that will
surely work. Simply break off an aloe vera leaf and apple on the hemorrhoid. The
anti-inflammatory properties of this wonder plant will reduce inflammation and blistering.
Basically, it will lessen irritation and itching and thus, blistering. Plus, its
cooling effect also helps soothe the pain away.
• If these are not enough, one could also run a warm bath and relax in it. This will
lessen the pain as well as clean the area of the hemorrhoid without excessive strain
or pressure on it.
There are an abundant of ways to get rid of hemorrhoids, or at least, make their
effects less. Although all of these remedies can be found at home, there is still
no substitute for real medicine. That being said, for certain serious cases, it is
still advisable to go and see a doctor to get the right treatment and get rid of
the hemorrhoid quicker.