Haemorrhoids are the swollen veins around the anal opening. They can be painful and linger on for a long time causing distress. The main symptoms include bleeding during bowel movement and itching. Fortunately there are number of home remedies that are effective and provides fast relief.
1. Cold compress
A cold compress will help the piles to shrink and become small in size. It will reduce pain and provide instant relief from itching. It will be easier to pass stools once swelling is reduced. Wrap some ice cubes in clean cloth and apply directly to the area. Can continue the application few times a day.
2. Apple cider vinegar
For external haemorrhoids, take a cotton ball and soak it with pure and natural Apple cider vinegar, then apply directly on haemorrhoids. It may cause a stinging sensation for some time but that will decrease itching and pain instantly. For internal hemorrhoids, consuming a teaspoon of vinegar with water, may provide relief from pain and bleeding.
3. Psyllium Husk
Hard stools may worsen the piles causing more bleeding and pain. Psyllium husk is crammed with fiber, which act as stool softener, eases bowel movements. Consuming it regularly may help in reducing stress to affected area and promoting healing.
Soaking affected area in a tub of lukewarm water may provide instant relief from pain and itching. Doing it regularly helps in reducing hemorrhoids effectively.
5. Aloe Vera
The anti inflammatory action of Aloe Vera helps in resolving symptoms in fast and easy way. Cut the stripes of Aloe vera leave, remove the sides (thorns) and freeze it. Apply it on the inflamed area for the double action of cold compress along with a reduction in inflammation. Apply the Aloe vera gel extracted from leaves directly on haemorrhoids to soothe and hydrate the swollen veins.