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1. Keep Anal Area Clean and Dry

A wet anal area will cause irritation that can lead to itching which will further irritate the area and cause the hemorrhoids to be more severe and even infected. When the area is wet, or even a little moist, you are causing friction that will further irritate the area leading to prolonged suffering. The goal in a remedy is to try, as best you can, to eliminate the causes and/or irritations.

Keep the anal area dry by not using moist towelettes, or wipes, after a bowel movement. In severe cases, even toilet paper will cause further irritation. Using some cotton, from a bag or large cotton ball, and placing it between the buttocks on the affected area can soak up the moisture. You may also, whenever possible, wash in shower or bath to clean after a bowel movement, toweling off by dabbing the area instead of wiping.

2. Use Ice Packs

Hemorrhoids respond very well to using ice on the area for 10 to 15 minutes at a time, at least 5 times a day. This will help with the swelling and force the blood in the affected tissue sacks to subside. A simple plastic baggie with some ice cubes will work well. You could also use one of those lunch box ice packs wrapped in a thin towel or hand cloth. Remember to keep the area dry, however.

3. Non Hemorrhoid Creams

Some regular, topical creams that are available in any store will help with easing the discomfort and drying the area enough to lessen the irritation and itching. Petroleum jelly, such as Vaseline, can be applied to the anal cavity to help lubricate the area for especially hard bowel movements. This will take the strain off the area. “Diaper rash” ointments can also be used on cracked, itchy areas for almost immediate relief.

4. More Fiber and Liquids In Diet

A cause of recurring, or prolonged, suffering from hemorrhoids is most often the result of straining during bowel movements. You can loosen your stool with a diet that is higher in both fiber and liquids.

5. Use A Little Aloe Vera

Sometimes called “nature’s medicine”, a little Aloe Vera applied to the affected area can help heal the hemorrhoids in a short period of time. Be careful, however, that you don’t apply too much causing discomfort, and/or even sweating.

Hemorrhoids don’t have to cause you to go out after midnight to the 24 Hour drugstore. You can use some simple, natural hemorrhoid remedies to end your discomfort and suffering.

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