It doesn’t matter if you’re experiencing hemorrhoids for the first time or if it’s the umpteenth time you have suffered with them, you will undoubtedly want to know how to get rid of them quickly and efficiently and there are two possible routes you can go down. The first option is to learn how to get rid of hemorrhoids permanently and for more information about this you would be better to visit http://hemorrhoids.mrgoodhealth.com/how-to-get-rid-of-hemorrhoids/.
The other option is to only treat the immediate symptoms of hemorrhoids and that is what most people want to do to begin with. So, with that being the case, I will dispense with all the info about what hemorrhoids are and why they occur, and save that for another post. Here we will just go over what you can do to get as near instant relief from those annoyingly painful little lumps as you can get.
If you are 100% positive it is a hemorrhoid you have then the easiest way to get some fast relief is to purchase one of the many topical creams available over-the-counter at your local drugstore and follow the instructions. If you are not completely sure that hemorrhoids is the problem then my advice would be to get the problem checked out by your doctor. It is highly likely your doctor will tell you that the problem is hemorrhoids, but it is always better to be safe than to be sorry.
Now there may well be some of you that would rather avoid lining the pockets of the pharmaceutical companies by not purchasing their creams or, you may just want to follow a natural course of treatment, or it may simply be the case that the drugstore is closed and you are desperate for some relief. Well whatever the reason, you are in luck! There are a number of things you can use to provide relief from hemorrhoids the most basic of these is to take a sitz bath.
A sitz bath is basically a shallow bath of warm to hot water that you dunk your butt into! The warmth of the water will help ease the irritation and discomfort you are feeling down there. You can add a number of things to the water that will also help like witch hazel, salt, bicarbonate of soda, Vicks vapor rub, essential oils and even tea, which acts as an astringent, helping the hemorrhoid shrink.
If a sitz bath doesn’t do it for you, or you want something else then applying ice to the hemorrhoid will also provide relief and help the hemorrhoid to shrink.
My personal favorite is to apply a paste of crushed garlic and olive oil to the external hemorrhoid. Garlic has anti-bacterial properties as well as acting as a superb astringent. It’s not uncommon for a hemorrhoid to shrink by up to 75% very soon after applying garlic relieving much of the pain to boot. Although it’s not a natural cure for hemorrhoids, Vicks vapor rub can also be a very effective remedy for hemorrhoids.
Now for some warnings!
If your external hemorrhoid is bleeding or the skin on it is broken in any way you might find that applying garlic or Vicks can be quite painful in itself and you might just think that your butt is on fire. They will both still provide the same results just with quite an intense burning sensation to start with.
It is not advisable to use Vicks for treating internal hemorrhoids although garlic is perfectly good for this, and you can either insert a peeled clove or make some homemade suppositories as shown in the video below AND pregnant ladies take note… the lady in the video is pregnant so this homemade treatment is ideal for you.