- : If hemorrhoids cause pain, bleed frequently, or don't improve with home remedies, see a doctor.
- Step 1: Eat healthy foods Eat healthy, high-fiber foods throughout the day, such as vegetables, whole grains, bran cereal, and fruits.
- Step 2: Drink water The most common cause of hemorrhoids is constipation. Drink at least eight glasses of water a day to help prevent it.
- Step 3: Exercise Exercise 30 minutes a day to help with your digestion. Yoga, swimming, and walking will ease constipation. Consult a physician before attempting any exercise plan.
- Step 4: Soak in warm bath Soak for 15 to 20 minutes in warm water to cover your buttocks and hips.
- TIP: Avoid soap, scented bath salts, and essential oils or you could worsen the inflammation.
- Step 5: Apply cold treatment Apply an ice pack to the irritated area to reduce swelling and discomfort.
- Step 6: Apply moist towelette Clean the affected area with unscented, non-alcohol, moist towelettes. Use them instead of toilet paper.
- Step 7: Ask doctor about creams Talk to your doctor about topical creams that are safe to use.
- FACT: More babies are born in the United States on Wednesday than any other day of the week.
You Will Need
- High-fiber food
- A warm bath
- A cold pack
- Moist towelettes
- Topical cream (optional)