Home Remedies and Natural Cures

Hemorrhoids Home Remedy

Signs and Symptoms of Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are enlarged, swollen veins that can occur either inside (internal hemorrhoids), outside (external hemorrhoids), or around the anus. External hemorrhoids are often the most painful.

Internal hemorrhoids are not as painful as external hemorrhoids and can range in size from a slight swelling to large, sagging veins that stick out. Internal hemorrhoids may cause painless bleeding during a bowel movement. If you notice blood covering the stool, in the toilet bowl, or on the toilet paper, which is common with internal hemorrhoids, make sure to contact your doctor as soon as possible. A person may have both internal and external hemorrhoids.

Symptoms of hemorrhoids include occasional throbbing pain, itching, burning sensation, bright red blood on toilet paper or stool, or a lump of soft tissue protruding outside of the anus.

Causes of Hemorrhoids

Common causes of hemorrhoids are constipation, straining during bowel movements and pregnancy. Constipation is often the culprit if an individual tries too hard to have a bowel movement, which causes the veins to pop out. Hemorrhoids do tend to shrink when pressure is off, but daily straining can make them continually protrude, bleed and hurt. Constipation should always be taken seriously and be treated right away.

While home treatment may be all that is needed to relieve the discomfort of minor hemorrhoids, any rectal bleeding needs to be evaluated by a health professional. In some serious cases, surgery may be needed.

Home Remedies and Natural Treatments for Hemorrhoids

Sitz Baths

Warm water relaxes the sphincter muscle, which can help soothe the pain associated with hemorrhoid protrusions.

  • Fill your bath with three to four inches of warm water.
  • Don't add anything to the water.
  • Sit in the tub for 15 minutes.
  • Repeat this several times a day.

When hemorrhoids are sore, sitz baths are the best and easiest way to get quick relief.

Petroleum Jelly or Zinc Oxide Paste

Studies have shown that Petroleum Jelly and/or Zinc Oxide work as well as other expensive creams. To reduce the pain and swelling of hemorrhoids either or both can be used.

  • After wiping, dab a small amount of Petroleum Jelly or Zinc Oxide on a cotton ball and apply to the swollen area.
  • Keep the swollen area dry and clean. Make sure not to use any scented toilet paper, soap or body wash containing chemicals that can irritate the skin.

Psyllium Seeds

The most common cause of hemorrhoids is a low-fiber diet, which causes constipation and leads to small and hard stools that are difficult to pass. Psyllium seeds are high in fiber and help make the stool softer and easier to pass. Psyllium seeds help prevent hemorrhoids and also make bowel movement less painful. It is recommended to make Psyllium fiber part of your diet. It can easily be found at most herbal nutrition stores.

  • Start taking one teaspoon of Psyllium seeds in an 8 ounce glass of water in the morning as part of your breakfast for a week.
  • In the second week add another glass with your lunch.
  • Slowly during your third week make it a habit of drinking psyllium seeds three times daily.

When you are taking psyllium seeds 3 times daily, you don't need to take any other fiber supplement. Make sure you drink lots of water when taking psyllium or any other type of fiber or fiber supplements because fiber creates large, soft stools by absorbing water. It is recommended to drink 1/2 ounce of water for each pound you weigh.

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  1. on said:

    After not being able to sit down without pain for a week. I came across a review for Preparation H. I was skeptical if this would work, but I still gave it a chance. During the first week, the pain and itchiness had lessened. I could still feel the hemorrhoids, but I was happy that it wasn't very painful. After the next 2 weeks, I could really tell that the hemorrhoids had shrunk and there was no more pain, discomfort and itchiness before and after my bowel movement.

  2. on said:

    I'm pregnant and had piles (hemorrhoids) for the first time about 2 months ago. I was hoping they'd clear up by themselves but they didn't until I used tea tree oil yesterday. Actually I used it as an anti-bacterial treatment for a recent uti. I put some warm water in the sink and several drops of tee tree oil, then I dipped an organic wipe in the mix and wiped the area clean from front to back. I felt some heat around the piles and nothing else. But when I had a shower next morning I noticed they were gone!

  3. on said:

    Thank you so much for all the info. I hate to see my husband in such pain. His hemorrhoids started recently. I will definitely try some of these remedies.

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  5. on said:

    I hope this information will prove useful to you, there are several natural remedies , but they dont work for everyone, hemorrhoids commonly known as piles are swollen / enlarged veins in the anus. Cayenne pepper, is an excellent and safe remedy for getting rid of this, it improves the blood circulation tremendosly and within a week will shrink those veins until they disappear, guaranteed, mix a little cayenne pepper ( make sure its pure cayenne ) powder in warm water, and drink this everyday. You will see gradual improvements by day three. IT WORKS. Research the uses of cayenne for hemorrhoids. Would love to know if it worked for you.

  6. on said:

    I have suffered for over 20 years but not to the pain I have endured over the past three weeks. My friend introduced me to witch hazel liquid and it has been the biggest pain reliever so far. I hope this helps!

  7. on said:

    The most soothing remedy I have found and works every time - coconut oil, unpasteurized is best with a few drops of tea tree oil. This formula is and antibacterial and anti-flammatory. I work in an office sitting all day, this has really helped me be able to handle the workday. Every few hrs wipe with witch hazel wipes or preparation H and then apply the necessary amount to the affected area.

  8. on said:

    My hemorrhiods have grown over the years but never affected me like now it's been 8 years I've had them burned and everything was perfect it's been two years n they came back need help cause really don't think I can go through surgery.... Pls help anyone who has ideas I would greatly appreciate it I've tried pushing them back in but they come right back out

  9. on said:

    Just add a few drops of pure Tea Tree Oil to olive oil and apply to it, should help ease pain and promote healing. Fresh aloe vera from plant helps... avoid aloe gel from stores, they have alcohol that can burn and cause inflammation. Long warm baths help.

  10. on said:

    BAKING SODA for flare ups, large growths will disappear. I found this accidentally treating acid indigestion! But still have pain while sitting at my desk!

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