Management tips to ease pregnancy hemorrhoids
Although hemorrhoids can heal on their own, treating them right away can prevent further complications. Relieve hemorrhoid symptoms by following these home remedies:
- Soak the affected area in warm water for 15 minutes, especially after every bowel movement, and pat dry afterward.
- Put ice packs briefly on the rectum/anus to soothe and reduce swelling.
- Using a cotton pad, apply witch hazel extract on the rectal area to ease pain and itching as well as reduce bleeding. Witch hazel also has natural anti-inflammatory properties that help heal the skin.
- Applying pure Aloe Vera on the swollen area will help alleviate inflammation as it has anti-inflammatory properties.
- Mix two tablespoons of Epsom salt with two tablespoons of glycerin. Using a gauze pad, apply the mixture to the troubled area and leave it for about 15 to 20 minutes. Repeat the process every six hours until the pain subsides.
- Keep your rectal region clean and dry and only use soft tissue, unscented wipes, or feminine wash when washing the area.
Take note that if these home remedies did not work in keeping hemorrhoids symptoms at bay, it is best if to consult a doctor for medications and possible treatments.
Usually, hemorrhoids will naturally heal after giving birth. However, if it persists or becomes worse, doctors might recommend surgical treatment.
Hemorrhoids are a natural part of the human anatomy. But, certain triggers may cause it to swell, which may lead to pain and discomfort.
Pregnant women must treat hemorrhoids as soon as it develops, so it will not add to the aches and pains that they’re already experiencing.
Home remedies will surely help in addressing this condition, but remember to always seek professional advice if you need medication.
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