5 Hemorrhoid Remedies That Provide Fast Relief

As anyone suffering with hemorrhoids knows, a flare-up can cause of lot of pain, swelling and coconut oil for hemorrhoidsirritation. 

While there are many pro-active things you can do to keep hemorrhoid flare-ups at a minimum, when in the midst of an outbreak you want immediate relief.

Following are 5 hemorrhoid remedies that provide fast relief:

 

Apple Cider Vinegar

 

When choosing to use apple cider vinegar as a hemorrhoid remedy, organic, raw and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar is best.

Organic apple cider vinegar (with the mother) has a myriad of health benefits to include helping with weight loss, improving digestion, lowering cholesterol, reducing high blood pressure and calming hemorrhoid pain and irritation.

Apple cider vinegar has a host of properties to include antibacterial, antifungal and astringent, making it an ideal treatment for hemorrhoids.

To use apple cider for external hemorrhoids, you can add one half to one cup to a warm sitz bath and soak in the water for fifteen to twenty minutes.

You can also apply apple cider vinegar directly to the hemorrhoid area.  However, undiluted it may cause stinging so before applying directly, dilute the apple cider vinegar with water and apply using a cotton ball.

The organic apple cider vinegar will help to reduce swelling, itching and irritation.

It can also be used internally to improve digestion and overall health, which would help to heal internal hemorrhoids.

For internal use, add one to two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a cup of water and drink once or twice daily.

To improve the taste, you can add in a bit of honey and/or lemon.

 

Coconut Oil

 

Coconut oil is a natural hemorrhoid remedy that has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

It can be applied directly to external hemorrhoids and consumed alone, in foods or in smoothies to help heal hemorrhoids internally.

Coconut oil can also be applied inside the rectum to promote healing and make bowel movements easier.

Apply coconut oil at least twice daily to help reduce swelling, itching and irritation and promote overall healing.

Organic coconut oil is best for treating hemorrhoids.

 

Aloe Vera

 

Aloe Vera has been used for centuries to heal a wide variety of ailments to include burns, digestive disorders, sunburn, eczema and hemorrhoids.

Aloe can be obtained in gel or liquid form but the most effective and purest form of aloe comes directly from the leaves of the Aloe Vera plant.

The gel directly from the plant is the most potent form of aloe and will deliver the best results when treating hemorrhoids

You can find aloe plants at most large retailers and health food stores.

Aloe Vera gel can be used for internal or external hemorrhoids.

For external hemorrhoids, gently rub the aloe onto the hemorrhoid and into and around the rectum and anus.

The aloe should provide immediate soothing relief to the hemorrhoid area on contact.

It should also begin working to alleviate some of the swelling, itching and irritation.

For internal hemorrhoids, peel the leaf of the aloe plant until its soft center is exposed; then cut into suppository size strips and place in the freezer.

Once frozen, you can place the aloe strip into the anus.  The coldness should provide soothing relief on contact.

It will also begin working to heal and shrink the hemorrhoids and stop the bleeding.

Aloe can be used as often as necessary and can be combined with other herbal and home hemorrhoid remedies.

 

Witch Hazel

 

Witch hazel contains tannins and oils that have been shown to reduce bleeding, heal and tighten tissue and reduce inflammation.

Witch hazel’s astringent and antiseptic properties make it an excellent treatment for hemorrhoids.

To use witch hazel for hemorrhoids, apply to a cotton ball and place directly on the hemorrhoid.

Witch hazel will begin to soothe the area and reduce burning, itching and inflammation.

Witch hazel can be used several times daily and is recommended after each bowel movement to keep the area clean and keep the swelling down.

 

Warm Sitz Bath

 

This is one of simplest but most recommended treatments for hemorrhoids. 

A sitz bath is a small shallow tub that sits on top of the toilet.  It is designed to soak the vaginal and rectal areas.

A warm sitz bath is a great way to provide soothing relief to hemorrhoids. 

The warm water also works to soothe the hemorrhoid tissue, reduce the swelling and keep the area clean.

With a sitz bath for hemorrhoids you can use just warm water or you can add other things to it such as Epsom salt to increase its healing power.

It is recommended that you take two to three sitz baths daily until the hemorrhoids have gone down.

These 5 natural remedies for hemorrhoids can be a great help in relieving pain during a hemorrhoid outbreak.

They can be used alone or you can combine one or more remedies for faster relief.

To keep hemorrhoids at bay you should eat a healthy diet consisting of high fiber fruits and vegetables, keep your body hydrated by drinking plenty of water and get regular exercise to improve your overall health and to keep your weight in a healthy range.


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