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 Internal hemorrhoids are those that are on the inside of the anal cavity. With these types of hemorrhoids there is little to no pain, but there is bleeding associated with them. This bleeding is due to the constant irritation from bowel movements. Prolapsed hemorrhoids begin inside as internal, but slide down until they are outside of the rectum. External hemorrhoids are the most painful.  

External hemorrhoids involve the veins on the outside, just underneath the skin, of the anal opening. These hemorrhoids, because they are located on the outside, are more painful, can itch severely, and will crack and bleed.  

The real problem with hemorrhoids is that they are irritating, and painful. They can disrupt even the most elementary tasks because it is so uncomfortable to do anything. Management of the pain, itching, and burning is a must in order to not only cope with hemorrhoids, but to also treat and cure them. Fortunately, there are several easy ways to relief the pain of hemorrhoids. 

1. Use Ice Packs 

A major discomfort in hemorrhoids is the burning and itching sensation. You can get rid of that by placing ice packs, wrapped in a soft towel, to the affected area for 15 to 20 minutes up to three to four times a day. Ice packs can soothe the burning, and even numb the area easing the pain.  

2. Sit in Warm Water 

The opposite of an ice pack will also work well in relieving pain associated with external hemorrhoids. Sitting, with just your buttocks up to the anal cavity, in warm, salty water will help stimulate blood flow and help with the swelling and inflammation. Not only will this relieve the pain, but is a great way to remedy the hemorrhoid. 

3. Apply Witch Hazel 

A natural low growing shrub, witch hazel, is a fantastic ointment for relieving pain, soothing burns, and helping to heal minor cuts. By applying cream, with witch hazel in it, directly to the hemorrhoid the pain will begin to diminish as well as a cooling sensation. It will also dry up the hemorrhoid which results in it falling off.  

4. Avoid Prolonged Sitting 

It should only stand to reason that any sitting will further aggravate the hemorrhoid causing more pain and itching. Try to keep moving, or intermittently stand so that you are not applying more pressure to the area. Moving is also a remedy to the hemorrhoid as the blood flow is increased causing the swelling to go down. 

5. Soften Your Bowel Movements 

The biggest cause of hemorrhoids is straining during hard bowel movements. The largest contributing factor to the pain of hemorrhoids is in taking a bowel movements. Adding some fiber, and more water intake, will help to soften your stool making bowel movements easier and less painful.  

Hemorrhoids are painful enough without willingly contributing to it. Use these easy to follow relief tips to help manage the pain and eventually curing the hemorrhoid.

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