When you are suffering from a flare up of painful, burning, and itching hemorrhoids, you want to find immediate hemorrhoid relief. The quicker you can find relief from the pain of hemorrhoids the better. Some hemorrhoid pain relief remedies can be found right in your own, they do not have harmful side effects, and do not contain ingredients and chemicals that would not only worsen your hemorrhoid condition, but could also worsen other health related conditions that you may have. Were you aware that Preparation H includes the ingredient, Phenylephrine? This is a vasoconstrictor which could cause a rise in blood pressure. For those with hypertension, the use of Preparation H is frowned upon.
Quick and Effective Hemorrhoid Pain Relief Found Right at Home
Below I will provide you with some quick and effective at home remedies for your painful hemorrhoids that you can administer directly to the affected area in the privacy of your own home. Unless you have chronic painful hemorrhoids, you may not be aware of when your next itchy hemorrhoids will be. For those that get occasional painful piles, the below home remedies will get you on the fast track to have a soothed hiney and quick on your way to recovery. There are methods that will help you prevent and eliminate future bouts of hemorrhoids as much as possible. We will discuss that in a future article.
Hemorrhoid Pain Relief in an Instant
For now, let’s get to the core issue. You want relief from the burning, painful, and often itchy symptoms of hemorrhoids. Let’s go through some tried and true home remedies passed down from grandmas and others over the years. These old remedies are often the best and safest ways to heal about any ailment you may come under. I generally refrain from promoting herbal remedies because I myself am not an herbal specialist. So, you will not find any herbal remedies for hemorrhoids here. What you will find, however, are ways to get instant relief from hemorrhoids with foods and other items you probably already have in your home.
Ice is Nice, Especially for a Painful Hemorrhoid
The first method you could try and the one that is the most highly recommended is ice. Ice is nice. You can make an icepack to apply directly to the affected area, or take a partially melted piece of ice and apply it directly to the hemorrhoid. The ice works to numb the pain, constrict the blood vessels, and in turn causes immediate pain relief from piles. You will generally need to do this process several times a day until the hemorrhoid goes away. If you have internal hemorrhoids that are causing you pain and suffering, you can insert the partially melted ice cube directly into your anus. The reason for suggesting partially melted is so that the ice cube will not stick to the hemorrhoid, causing you further pain.
Aloe Vera Plants are Natures Best Cure for Most Anything-Including Hemorrhoids
Some people swear by taking natural aloe vera plant leaves, cutting them in strips and being sure that the thorn like parts of the plant is cut off as well. You take these slices of aloe vera stalks and place them in a container and freeze them. Applying the icy cold aloe vera side of the leaf to the painful hemorrhoid will make the pain, burning, and itching from the hemorrhoid go away rather quickly. If you do not have any major swelling, some people suggest inserting the frozen aloe vera strip into the anus. If you do this, be sure that you leave part of the aloe vera plant on the outside of the anus so that you can pull it out easily. This all may seem a bit gross to those who have never suffered from hemorrhoids, but, for those who are dealing with the pain and agony of hemorrhoids right now are imagining the soothing affects these frozen aloe strips will have for their hurting hemorrhoids.
Cure the Pain of Hemorrhoids with Lemon Juice-No, Really!
Another method to try is saturating a cotton ball with freshly squeezed lemon juice and applying the soaked cotton ball to the hemorrhoid. Common sense will tell you that you may experience some mild tingling or burning upon the initial application. This goes away quickly and what is left behind is relief from the pain of hemorrhoids.
Witch Hazel is in Most OTC Hemorrhoid Remedies, Here’s a Cheaper Way to Benefit from the Healing Effects
Something that my grandmother always believed in was buying a box of any brand of baby wipes. These days you can get baby wipes that are as soft as the high end wash cloths at the department stores. You take the box of baby wipes and pour a full bottle of witch hazel over the wipes that are in the box. Use the witch hazel soaked wipes each time you wipe.
If you have hemorrhoids you know how painful it is to wipe with toilet paper of any brand. Almost any brand will feel like sandpaper across the hemorrhoid. Using witch hazel baby wipes to relieve the pain of hemorrhoids is a common sense method and will also keep the area much cleaner and less prone to bacteria and infection. Often times you may have bleeding hemorrhoids, this means there is a knick or some sort of breakage in the hemorrhoid. By using witch hazel soaked baby wipes, not only are you ensuring a less painful wiping, but you are also making sure that the area is completely clean and the risk of infection or bacteria build up is lessened.
Knowledge is Power-Know What You’re Putting on Your Butt Before You Put it There
Look at the ingredients of most over-the-counter hemorrhoid temporary symptoms medications and you will note that most contain witch hazel, are suggested to be kept in the fridge, etc. But, the problem with over-the-counter hemorrhoid relief; other than the fact that you have to go to the store to get them while you have painful hemorrhoids, is that they contain all kinds of unnecessary ingredients that do not help heal your hemorrhoids and can actually cause you more problems than just hemorrhoids. Try one, any, or all of these natural hemorrhoid remedies and find which one or which combination helps you the most during your next flare up of hemorrhoid pain. I am positive you will find instant relief from the pain, burning, and itching of hemorrhoids.