How do you get rid of hemorrhoids?
- JackolanternLv 71 month ago
- Anonymous1 month ago
Refrain from anal sex immediately!
- NatashaLv 71 month ago
- after toweling yourself dry after bathing or finishing a bowel movement, gently powder the buttocks with talcum powder. This reduces friction during the day, preventing further irritation.
- use a cotton wool ball to apply some yogurt containing live active cultures to the rectal zone. This soothes the pain, and the bacteria will kill yeast infections which can lead to rectal itching.
- apply a dab of nappy rash cream to the affected area. The zinc oxide present in the cream also soothes the burning pain of hemorrhoids.
- saturate a sanitary towel with some witch hazel, then press the towel against the rectum, leaving it in place for 10 minutes. This cools the hemorrhoid.
- use an unscented baby wipe to clean yourself after a bowel movement, as they're softer than loo roll, which can result in friction that can cause further irritation. NB if you do this, bin the baby wipe when you're finished with it. Never flush baby wipes down the toilet, as they could block it.
- rub a dab of smooth peanut butter on the affected area. In a pinch, this soothes hemorrhoids when used as an ointment, as the oils present provide the relief. Don't use crunchy peanut butter to avoid further irritation.
- eat plenty of fiber rich foods which will help to prevent constipation, which can worsen hemorrhoids. Good sources include fresh fruits and vegetables, porridge oats, wholemeal bread, brown rice, brown pasta, popcorn, raisins and fiber enriched breakfast cereals.
- drink plenty of fluids to prevent constipation, as straining can make hemorrhoids worse.
- apply a dab of noxema ointment. This was originally developed to relieve sunburn pain, but also soothes the burning pain of hemorrhoids.
- rub a dab of orajel (designed to relieve dental pain) to the affected area to numb the pain and relieve itching.
- lubricate an inch inside the rectum with some petroleum jelly before a bowel movement. This helps stools to pass through more easily without causing further damage or irritation.
- go to the loo as soon as you feel the urge to. Holding on can worsen hemorrhoids.
- if nothing helps, see a doctor for treatment.
Hope this helps.Source(s): Joey Green's Amazing Kitchen Cures (book)
- TavyLv 71 month ago
Operation is the very last resort. Most of us use cream or suppositries to shrink them, and don't get constipated.
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- Walter BLv 71 month ago
-- See your family doctor who will send you to a specialist.
-- The specialist may just prescribe an ointment to put on the haemorrhoids or he may suggest surgery. It depends on how bad they are and whether just outside, inside or both.
-- It is a day surgery and is done with either a general anaesthetic or a local (spinal), and you generally stay in the hospital for 24-28 hours.
- DarlaLv 51 month ago
I don't. They take care of themselves. If bleeding lasts longer than a day, see a doctor. Or go to the ER room.
- Andy CLv 71 month ago
Easy. Eat only whole foods and drink plenty of water.Source(s): Or you can have your doctor say the same thing.
- Pearl LLv 71 month ago
go see your doctor about it