External Hemorrhoid at Home

How to Treat External Hemorrhoid at Home?

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External hemorrhoid removal at home

Hemorrhoids, most commonly known as piles, are actually swollen and enlarged veins. These veins become enlarged by the increasing pressure due to obesity, pregnancy, or constipation.

Hemorrhoid causes pain, bleeding, itching and possible prolapse. Hemorrhoids are more common than you think as half of the world’s population suffers from it. Hemorrhoids or piles can be of two types, external and internal.

The internal hemorrhoids are within 2 to 4 cm above the opening of anus and rectum. External hemorrhoids or perianal hematoma affects the outer side and is treatable by the home remedy.

External hemorrhoid removal at home is easier than you think.

Though surgery is the permanent option, hemorrhoid removal without surgery is possible. One can get relief from hemorrhoid with some simple home remedies. This article will help you to know how to cure hemorrhoids at home fast.

1.      Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel is a natural anti-inflammatory and can reduce itching. As it reduces three main symptoms of hemorrhoid, Witch Hazel also helps to do hemorrhoids go away over time.

You can purchase Witch Hazel extract in a liquid form, which can be applied directly to hemorrhoids. You can also purchase wipes and soaps with Witch Hazel extract.

2.      Aloe vera extract

You can purchase aloe gel from any drugstore, or you can harvest Aloe plant at home and extract the gel directly from the leaves.

The Cleveland clinic suggests applying Aloe gel to hemorrhoids as the anti-inflammatory property of Aloe helps to soothe the condition. However, before applying aloe gel, you should know if you are allergic to Aloe.

3.      Ointments

There are many over the counter ointments available in the market, which contains effective medication such as Phenylephrine HCL and vasodilators like nitroglycerine.

These ointments are effective for internal hemorrhoid treatment. Some of the over the counter creams are extremely effective for external hemorrhoid removal at home as it can reduce the inflammation and helps the piles to heal fast.

One of the best hemorrhoid creams available in the market is Preparation H, which can be found in almost every drug store.

If you are using a cream, which contains hydrocortisone, stop continuing, if you are using it for more than a week.

4.      Bath with Epsom salt

A warm bath is helpful if you are finding a quick way to heal hemorrhoid.

You can use a warm sitz bath, which is actually a tub, which is small enough to fit your toilet seat. You can also take a warm, soothing full body bath in your bathtub.

Adding Epsom salt to your bath or sitz bath can provide you fast relief as it helps to reduce the pain and itching.

==>> Remember, it is essential to dry the rectum area after getting up from the warm water.

5.      Wipes

If you have hemorrhoids and you are using toilet paper, immediately stop doing it as it can aggravate hemorrhoid.

Instead of using toilet paper, you can use wipes with anti-hemorrhoid ingredients like Aloe vera and Witch Hazel. Make sure that the wipes you use do not have alcohol or perfume in it as it can further irritate the hemorrhoids.

6.      Coconut oil

Those who want to go ‘au naturale’ with hemorrhoids, can opt for coconut oil as coconut oil for hemorrhoids are equally effective as an over the counter cream.

The anti-inflammatory property of coconut oil is perfect for hemorrhoids. It works by soothing the inflamed veins.

The MUFA (Mono Unsaturated Fatty Acids) present in coconut oils helps to reduce the irritable bowel syndrome and indigestion.

7.      Cold compress

External hemorrhoid removal at home can also be done by using a cold compress on the affected site.

If you are suffering from large hemorrhoid, using an ice compress is extremely helpful. Ice is known for its property to effectively reduce inflammation and pain.

Wrap the ice in a paper towel or a clean cloth and apply it on the affected size. Never apply ice directly to the skin.

8.      Use laxative

Laxative or stool softener, like psyllium, can reduce the irritable bowel syndrome and constipation by making the stool softer and easier to pass.

These supplements often come in capsules, liquids, and powders to make in ingestible.

9.      Loose, soft clothing

Light cotton clothing especially cotton underwear helps to keep the anus clean and dry. This can reduce the itching and the swelling in the long run.

Avoid washing clothes with perfumed detergent or fabric conditioners to reduce the irritation.

10.  Lifestyle changes

You can get dramatic relief from hemorrhoid by doing some minor lifestyle changes like eating more fibers, exercise, drinking the adequate amount of water, and taking time in the bathroom.

Adding more fiber to your diet makes your stool softer and easy to pass. External hemorrhoid removal at home is possible if you do such lifestyle changes and lead a better life.

What to do if you are suffering from bleeding hemorrhoids

There are many home remedies for piles bleeding. To reduce the bleeding you can take a spoonful of homemade paste using radish juice and ground Azadirachta indica seeds daily.

You can also eat the mixture of Amla Powder and curd thrice a day for removal of external hemorrhoid.

If home treatments remain ineffective for more than three weeks, do not fail to visit your doctor. They can diagnose and treat it by prescribing medications.

If your hemorrhoids are bad enough, the doctor can also recommend you to undergo rubber band litigation and surgery to remove it.