This is a subject that most people do not like to talk about, yet quite a number of them experience. Hemorrhoids can develop to anybody, at any age, but is most prevalent among people age 40 and above. For those who are not sure if they have hemorrhoids, they are basically a swelling of blood vessels in or near the rectal area of a person’s body. They can make defecating rather difficult. If you think you may have these, fear not, there are some natural home remedies you can utilize to get rid of them. We shall discuss those remedies right now.
One simple home remedy is a cold compress. It will help shrink the hemorrhoids and reduce any pain associated with them. All you need to do here is take a clean, sterile cloth and put several ice cubes inside it. Then hold this compress against the trouble spots. Repeat this several times each day until you achieve the desired results.
Another one is a mixture you can create yourself. It is known as apple cider vinegar and is quite effective. Simply soak a cotton ball with this mix and directly apply it to the hemorrhoids. You may feel a slight stinging sensation in the spot you apply the cider to, however that should not last long. It will definitely stop the pain and itching. If you can stand the taste of it, for internal hemorrhoids, it is recommended you consume one teaspoon of the apple cider vinegar with water. It will relieve all of the adverse effects of your hemorrhoids.
An excellent remedy for these is some good, old-fashioned witch hazel. If you do not already own a bottle of it, you should be able to find one at your local pharmacy. You can ask the pharmacist for assistance in locating it and advice on how to apply it. Witch hazel will most assuredly stop all of the discomfort associated with your hemorrhoids and, after a brief period of time, will eliminate them from your rectal area.
One more superb choice is some Aloe Vera. This can be found in an all-natural state and is directly applied, in gel form, to the affected part of your rectum. If your hemorrhoids are internal, you can cut the Aloe Vera into strips and freeze it for a while. Then gently insert a strip into your rectal cavity and hold it there for a little bit of time. Do make sure all thorns are removed from the outside of the strips before doing this.
Whether it is in combination with the above-mentioned remedies or in place of them, one sure-fire way to eliminate this problem is to take a nice, warm, soothing bath in the tub. In this instance, you may want to avoid using a bubble bath product and substitute something with Aloe Vera instead. This is because bubble bath products could further irritate your hemorrhoids rather than alleviate them. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for the best additive for a warm bath that will help you get rid of those pesky things. He or she will know what you should use.