Is there any home remedy for painful exterior hemorrhoids?

There are several easy to follow suggestions you can take for your problem. To begin with, you should stop using toilet paper at once. This will make a noticeable difference in as little as a day. Toilet paper leaves behind lint, which is basically dangerous for problems such as hemorrhoids. Toilet paper is also abrasive in nature. If you clean yourself with toilet paper, then you will end up further aggravating your external hemorrhoids. Instead of using this, you can start using water to wash yourself after a bowel movement. Not only is this a more hygienic way to maintain cleanliness, it is also gentle on your external hemorrhoids. You can use toilet paper to pat yourself dry after you are done washing. After a bowel movement, you should also make it a point to apply a generous layer of petroleum jelly to your anus. You can also use your finger to gently insert some of it inside. Remember not to push or force your way through as you could again end up aggravating the situation further. Instead, you can wait till your anal sphincter is relaxed and gently ease the cream in. don't push too hard. However much of it goes in is fine. This will help you with facilitating your bowel movements, and cause less injury due to passing stools.

You can also apply witch hazel to your hemorrhoids. This natural healing agent helps to get rid of the pain associated with them quite effectively and well. You can soak some cotton pads in witch hazel and apply this to your anus. Leave it there so that it can spread properly and start working on your entire injured area. You can also make a paste of turmeric powder and clarified butter and use it for the same purpose. Turmeric powder has healing properties, since it is naturally anti septic in nature. It will help to heal your external hemorrhoids very effectively. Clarified butter is also useful in healing all kinds of external as well as internal wounds. The most important you would need to do to ensure you heal quickly is check your diet. You should be eating foods that are extremely rich in fiber and low in carbohydrates. This will ensure that your stools are soft and not hard. Most of the time, hard stools are a cause of aggravating hemorrhoids. You should take care of this problem by preventing your stools from being hard.

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