External piles causes discomfort, pain, irritation and embarrassment for many and gradually become more severe as the symptoms exaggerate and reach chronic levels. Irrespective of the symptoms like itching, bleeding, inflammation and causes like aging, heredity, lifestyle and constipation, external piles can be dealt with natural methods and home remedies in a very effective manner.
Most of the natural methods are proven, less expensive, simple, and less painful and have no side effects. The below given natural remedies are from such categories of proven and effective methods that if followed promptly would give better outcomes.
Top 10 Home Remedies For External Piles
Ensure Proper Hygiene
A Good hygienic practice routinely, ensures prevention of not only piles, but also many other diseases. Therefore, as a precautionary measure and to ease the symptoms of external piles, clean the anus region with a better cleansing agent and water.
When you feel like itching, do not rub or itch the anus region. After bowel movements, clean the affected region with water or medicated pads and blot-dry with a neat towel or a blotting paper. Avoid the use of perfumed soaps and perfumed body-wash liquids.
Sitz bath is very helpful in relieving pain and inflammation, especially if it is taken after you have had your bowel movements. Take a special hip bath tub and fill it with enough warm water, which should be moderately warm. By immersing your hip region completely in the tub, sit for 10 to 15 minutes, and repeat this process two to three times in a day to get encouraging results. Do not forget to dry the anal region with a neat towel after sitz bath.
Apply Ice Packs
Before applying ice, sanitize the anal region with proper sanitization methods, and then apply ice for a few minutes and follow this several times in a day.
After applying ice, wait for a few minutes and then soak a neat towel in warm water and apply it on the affected region for another few minutes. This routine should be followed twice or thrice in a day.
Use Pain Relievers
Use, over-the-counter pain relievers and non-prescription pain relievers, to relive the pain immediately if the pain is causing discomfort for you all the time. Paracetamol, ibuprofen, acetaminophen or aspirin can be used to prevent the pain.
Taking rest is the best thing you can do to ease the symptoms and relieve your pain gradually. While taking rest ensure that you are not applying pressure on the affected region. Avoid undue pressure on the bulged veins by lying on back, instead take a pillow underneath your groin and stomach region and sleep over it.
Constipation and irregular or difficult bowel movements are the main culprits for all types of piles. Therefore, it is very essential to take care of what you eat and your lifestyle. Add more fiber to your diet to decrease the symptoms of hemorrhoids. Incorporate fiber rich foods like cereals, grains, whole bread, oats, beans and all fresh fruits and vegetables. Experts recommend a healthy intake as 25-30 grams of fiber per day.
Drink more water along with fiber rich diet to avoid constipation and to ease the bowel movements and to ensure that they happen regularly and frequently.
Ensure Regular Bowel Movements
When you feel like to defecate, do not postpone the urge until you get some convenient time because this act of yours can cause backtracking of feces inside your anus, thus leading to undue pressure and straining later when you try to defecate.
Apply Topical Creams
When your pain becomes irresistible and unavoidable and itching urge creates a lot of discomfort, then you can find relief by applying any good topical hydro-cortisone containing creams on the affected region.
Other Comfort Methods
The best you can do to ease and relieve the pain and symptoms of hemorrhoid is adopt these methods: avoid sitting too long on a hard surface, instead you can prefer sitting on soft cushions; prefer cotton undergarments and clothes; avoid lifting heavy objects, instead prefer walking or aerobics as exercise; avoid the use of chemicals, soaps and perfumed body lotions and creams.
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Caution: Please use Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.