Piles or hemorrhoids are swollen vessels in the lower part of your rectum and anus. When the walls of these veins are stretched, they become irritated.
Piles are a common condition among adults that can cause a great deal of discomfort and pain if necessary treatment is not received. Although hemorrhoids often go away on their own without treatment in a week or two, they can be unpleasant and painful.
As the condition gets worse over time, the doctors suggest that they should be treated as soon as they appear else, it may also result in the patient undergoing an operation.
Natural Treatment for Bleeding Piles:
There are several Piles treatment options available in the form of over-the-counter medications and home remedies. Most of the treatment methods involve simply easing the symptoms.
Warm Sitz Bath:
Sitting in a warm bath that covers your buttocks and hips can help you ease the symptoms of bleeding piles. There are special tubs meant for Sitz Bath that comfortably fits over your toilet seat. Soak in some warm water 3-4 times a day 20-minutes each. Doctors recommend this remedy right after you have a bowel movement.
Aloe Vera gel can be either harvested directly from the inside of the plant or can be purchased from the local drugstores. Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties, which are effective in treating inflammatory skin conditions. The plant gel can ease down the swelling and give you instant relief. When the swelling reduces, the chances of bleeding also reduce.
Epsom Salts and Glycerin:
This is a less-known treatment that can help bleeding and painful hemorrhoids. Follow the simple instructions and use the ingredients to make a compound that can be directly applied to the inflamed area.
- Mix two tablespoons of Glycerin with two tablespoons of Epsom Salts
- Take a gauze pad and apply the mixture over its surface and place it on the affected area
- Leave the application for about 15-20 minutes and repeat the procedure every four to six hours until the pain reduces
NOTE: This treatment is recommended for painful and bleeding hemorrhoids. Use clean (NEW) gauze pads every time you follow this procedure
It is not advised to use toilet paper after a bowel movement as it can worsen existing hemorrhoids. Instead, use antiseptic wipes for cleaning the area as it helps you clean without causing further irritation. However, make sure that the wipes aren’t scented or do not include alcohol as these compounds can aggravate the symptoms instead of reliving them.
Ice packs are another recommended remedy for soothing the painful hemorrhoids. Ice packs not only help relieve inflammation and pain but may also help control the bleeding. Applying ice packs to the affected area while seated or when piles flares up can help numb the pain and reduce swelling. It is advised to use a small towel or an ice pack to avoid damage to the skin.
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Witch hazel can be applied directly to the inflamed area to find relief. However, you should be cautious about what is placed on or near piles. Natural witch hazel acts as an astringent, that is, it causes tissues to shrink. Applying witch hazel using a cotton ball on the affected area may provide relief from many symptoms.