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Hemorrhoid Home Remedies

Hemorrhoid Home Remedies

While they can’t get rid of the underlying problem completely, hemorrhoid home remedies can be used as a way to temporarily relieve irritating hemorrhoid symptoms while you wait to see a doctor. From slight itchiness to incessant burning, certain hemorrhoid home remedies will help mitigate symptoms – both mild and severe. However, it’s important to remember that hemorrhoids rarely go away on their own and can only be eliminated with a doctor-administered treatment, such as the CRH O’Regan Hemorrhoid Banding System.

Some common short-term hemorrhoid home remedies include:

  • Hemorrhoid Creams. Topical creams, such as those made by Preparation H and Tucks, can be used to reduce inflammation and numb the area, thus reducing itchiness, pain, and general soreness. Many stores also carry pre-moistened towelettes with similar medicinal properties. However, some medicated wipes can also cause more irritation to the area and may not be right for you.
  • Sitz Bath. A warm, shallow bath that can provide temporary relief of hemorrhoid symptoms. Fill up the bathtub with enough water to cover your anal area. You can also find sitz baths that fit over the toilet seat – available at most drug stores. Soak for about 15 minutes after every bowel movement.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar. Applying unfiltered, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar to the inflamed area is thought to be a natural way to reduce hemorrhoid symptoms. Simply dip a cotton ball into the vinegar and apply it to the area for two to three minutes.
  • Vicks VapoRub. Some people report immediate (though temporary) symptom relief after applying a small amount of Vicks to the affected area
  • Cold and Hot Compresses. More severe hemorrhoid symptoms may require you to apply ice to the anal area for about 10 minutes, several times a day followed by a warm compress for an additional 10 minutes.

For more information regarding home remedies, talk to a physician in your area. To get rid of your hemorrhoids once and for all, ask about the pain-free CRH O’Regan banding procedure and get on the path toward the hemorrhoid-free life you deserve.

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