Home Remedies for Hemorrhoids – Best 5 Options
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Hello, guys, Ann here with a quick article based on a topic that we get asked about quite a bit. That topic being one once centered around home remedies for haemorrhoids. In particular, I will be focusing on which remedies are most common and which ones are actually effective.
Piles are a particularly nasty affliction, and, unfortunately, it’s also one that is commonplace in the modern world. A serious problem with this issue lies in the psychological impact that it can have on a person.
People who suffer from haemorrhoids are often too ashamed or self-conscious to visit a doctor or health specialist. This is understandable, and thus the reason why home remedies like top rated creams or essential oils are all the rage.
I used to suffer quite badly with this health issue so, unfortunately, what I speak of comes from personal experience.
Below I will outline some of the more popular home remedies for hemorrhoids, so hopefully you will see something that’ll catch your fancy.
How to Treat Hemorrhoids at Home?
I think it’s fair to say that everyone would prefer to treat their health issues in the comfort of their own home.
Visiting doctors and hospitals takes effort and time; it can be quite expensive; and, as is with this particular issue, it can bring about feelings of embarrassment and angst.
Now, we at theHealthBase always advocate that you make use of your local health professional if you indeed have a health issue – that’ what they are there for, after all.
However, there’s no harm in also trying some home methods of treatment as well. Below are some proven methods of how to treat haemorrhoids at home. Once you have the correct information then there's no reason why some of the following options couldn't work for you.
1 – Sitz Baths
A Sitz bath is one of the more commonly attempted remedies for haemorrhoids pain as it softens and soothes the effected area. With regards to what this treatment actually entails, it’s basically a small bath that is designed so a person can place their posterior in it.
There are a few different variations, but the most common type of a Sitz bath comes in the form of a small apparatus that fits over your toilet bowl. You then fill this bath apparatus with warm water and add in some essential oils that are specifically designed to treat such issues as Piles (I’ll discuss these oils in more depth in a short while).
Below are the pros and cons of this treatment type:
2 – Apple Cider Vinegar
Using apple cider vinegar to treat any type of skin issue is something that is a highly contentious approach. Yes, this product can potentially remove such skin maladies like skin tags; warts; and even hemrrohoids.
However, this really doesn’t tell the whole story. A main ingredient of apple cider vinegar is acetic acid…the key word here being acid!
Acid and skin are very rarely a good combination and this is where the problem lies with regards to using this as a treatment method.
Apple cider vinegar can very easily burn and irritate your skin if not used properly, something that will only exacerbate the issue that you’re trying to cure.
Verdict: Any possible positives are outweighed by the major con that this substance is potentially harmful to the skin. Therefore, this is a really risky treatment method that should be avoided, especially when there are other options that are completely safe and also more effective.
3 – Psyllium Husk
This is a bit of an out of the box option but one that has been proven to help to a certain degree. It’s not an option that you should solely rely upon, but it’s definitely one that can be helpful when used in conjunction with other treatment methods.
With regards to what this substance is, psyllium husk is a fiber supplement that people often take so as to ensure they consume the recommended amount of fiber on a daily basis. By taking this supplement, and thus boosting your fiber intake, this ensures your stools are nice and soft which will make them easier to pass.
4 – A Top Quality Cream*
(*The Health Base’s Recommendation)
This home treatment option is an obvious one and pretty self-explanatory. After all, it should come as no surprise that the best remedy for haemorrhoids is a product that has been specifically created to solve this issue.
A top-quality cream will have been scientifically tested and proven to be effective in dealing with Piles – both the internal and external variety.
But what are the key points to look for when considering a cream?
There are two key elements: 1) the ingredients and 2) the reputation.
Ingredients: when it comes to finding the best cream available, you definitely want to go with an option that uses an all-natural formula. There are certain brands that insist on incorporating different types of non-natural ingredients like preservatives and the like into the formula.
My advice is that you stay clear of these. There are plenty of brands that supply top quality creams that consist of nothing but natural ingredients. These are the creams that will work effectively without resulting in any adverse side effects.
Reputation: as with every product that you’re thinking of purchasing, it’s important to take into account the feedback that the product has received to date. This can be found by looking at reviews and testimonials of people who have tried and tested this product.
By looking at these reviews, you will soon see if the cream in question is worth the money or if you need to keep looking.
5 – Essential Oils
We all want to know how to cure hemorrhoids at home fast and in an effective manner – this, after all, is the whole reason behind this article. However, another factor that can be added to the criteria of speed and effectiveness is naturalness.
Finding a natural solution is always desirable.
With this in mind, it comes with no surprise that essential oils enter into the conversation. These marvelous slices of nature are world renowned for having a litany of health benefits and uses.
Each one (and there are numerous types) is uniquely different but they all share one similarity – they’re all great for your health!
When it comes to treating Piles, there are quite a few different types of oils that can be used to alleviate the immediate problems as well as working to provide a long-term solution for this vexing issue.
For a more thorough look at exactly how essential oils can benefit you in combatting this issue, please take a look at our relevant article by clicking on the image below:
Key Piece of Advice
The importance of your dietary habits in helping with this health issue cannot be overstated. It’s vital. The reason for this is because the better that your diet is, and the more conscious that you are about staying hydrated, then the easier and smoother your bowel movements will be.
This will then result in there being far less aggravation and pain. There are two key things to keep in mind with regards to this element of your treatment:
Both of these above steps will greatly improve your ability to pass stool in a smooth fashion. This will overall then prevent your haemorrhoid issue from getting worse while you treat the existing problem.
Is the Treatment Worthwhile?
So, this is what it boils down to – is there an effective way of treating this issue from the comfort and privacy of your own home? Well, as I’ve said before, it’s always advisable that you book an appointment with your local doctor if you have a health issue, especially one such as Piles.
However, despite saying this, there are indeed home remedies that have been tried, tested, and proven to work. Theses options are safe and well worth a go if you’re having reservations about visiting a doctor, or perhaps if you’re waiting for an appointment. As stated above, I believe that a top quality cream and/or the use of essential oils are the two top home remedies that I've come across.
I hope you found this article helpful and please check out our relevant articles located below.
Take Care & Be Well,
P.S. Also, if you have the time, you might find it beneficial to take a look at our complete guide on this issue - https://thehealthbase.com/hemorrhoid-treatment-guide/.