It’s a common problem but not one people like to talk about. We all have hemorrhoids, they are just venous cushions around the anus. It’s actually good news that we have them, as without them the stool might start leaking out of the anus. But when they get irritated and inflamed they can cause no end of discomfort, with burning and itching among the most common complaints.
Many sufferers are too embarrassed to go to the doctor, but in some cases that isn’t really necessary. There are actually lots of things we keep around the house that can be used to relieve the nasty effects of inflamed hemorrhoids.
Here are some home remedies for that embarrassing itch…
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, the aloe vera plant can relieve the pain and itch of hemorrhoids quickly and effectively. Simply spread some aloe vera gel on the affected area and the pain and swelling will soon be gone.
There are various natural substances that can be applied to the painful area to sooth and heal it. Try using apple cider vinegar (ACV) – the panacea of natural remedies. Simply soak a cotton ball and apply it to the anal area. This should help with inflammation and symptom relief. You can also try mixing ACV with honey as this combination can improve digestive health and prevent constipation.
Put three garlic cloves and three bay leaves in a pot of boiling water. Let the it brew for at least 10 minutes and then take the pot off the stove and let it cool. Apply this solution to the hemorrhoids three times a day until they are gone.
Potatoes have a dehydrating effect and can help to reduce the swelling of hemorrhoids. This method is particularly good when there is bleeding involved. Simply shred and grind some potatoes into a paste and rub it directly on the affected area. Let the paste dry and you’ll immediately notice the effects.
On sitting toilets, users are forced to strain in order to move the bowels. The main cause of hemorrhoids is the straining that takes place. It explains why haemorrhoids is almost unheard of in populations who use traditional squatting toilets. Squatting on a stool can reduce the amount of straining on the toilet, which may mean less hemorrhoids.