What can you can do to help reduce your hemorrhoids suffering?

Try one of these suggestions:

  • Use an ice pack to relieve the swelling you are experiencing in the area, as this may make it easier to sit for an extended period of time.
  • If pain becomes too severe, stay off your feet and your butt. Instead, take the time to get rest in bed.
  • Apply creams to the affected area – this can help with both pain and itching that you are dealing with.
  • Take over-the-counter painkillers to reduce your discomfort.
  • Enjoy a nice long soak in the tub or opt for a sitz bath three to four times daily.
  • After each bowel movement, be sure that are not applying any unnecessary pressure to the area. Instead, gently pat with toilet paper or use baby wipes.
  • When showering, be sure to rinse the area thoroughly. Review Proper Hygiene
  • Maintain a high-fiber diet so that you aren’t having to strain during bowel movements.

Hemorrhoids can be a very unpleasant experience and the best course of action is to change your daily routine so that you can prevent the condition from developing again. This is not limited to just your diet, you’ll want to make sure that you are getting enough exercise on a regular basis. Also, straining during bowel movements and spending long periods of time on the toilet can also lead to the development of hemorrhoids.


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