Piles Relief – 7 Tips for Quick Home Treatment

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Anyone suffering from the complaint of piles or hemorrhoids will not need telling of just how painful, uncomfortable and unpleasant this condition can be and why obtaining piles relief becomes a top priority!

Visiting your doctor should be your first step, this is purely precautionary as he can confirm your suspicions and in doing so rule out any other possible issues, however…many people are too embarrassed to visit their doctor due to the delicate nature of this complaint and will try to remedy it themselves.

In the event that you have suffered piles before, it is likely you will have self-diagnosed them as the symptoms of this unpleasant complaint are easily recognized and remembered. (Unfortunately, it’s a fact that once the lining of your bowel has been weakened by piles they do re-occur on a regular basis!)

Here are some tips that will help provide quick piles relief and to help stop the condition from becoming worse.

How to Stop Piles from Becoming Worse.

1. Do not avoid or put off evacuating your bowels: Constipation is one of the biggest causes of piles and stopping yourself from going to the toilet when you need to will only make the problem worse.

2. Be Gentle!: Your anus will probably feel extremely itchy but leave it alone! Do not be tempted to wipe yourself roughly with toilet paper to alleviate the itchiness after being to the toilet, use some good quality baby wipes or soft toilet paper and gently clean yourself, dabbing if necessary.

3. Avoid perfumed toiletries: Because of the sensitive nature of piles many people feel the need to continuously clean the affected area. Keeping the affected area clean is very important, but do so by washing only with warm water and using neutral ph balanced soap and only two or three times a day and after bowel movements. Never use perfumed or scented soaps as this will often increase the level of irritation.

4. Do not wear tight clothing, in particular underwear: The pain that is caused by piles is due to two things, pressure and infection. Infection becomes a problem when the affected area is not kept clean, however, the main cause of piles pain is pressure and this is why any contact with a pile can be agonising. Wearing loose clothing will reduce the possibility of any added pressure on the pile.

Obtaining Piles Relief Quickly at Home

5. Applying a Cold and Warm Compress: A tried and tested favorite amongst sufferers is to apply an ice pack, wrapped in cloth to avoid ice burns, to the pile for ten minutes followed by a warm compress for the equal amount of time. Do this several times a day and after any bowel movements. Although this will not cure your piles it will effectively help relieve the pain.

6. Take a warm bath with tea!: Like the warm compress this will have a similar soothing effect on your piles and you do not drink the tea, you put it in the water! Tea is a natural astringent and will help to shrink the pile…as mentioned in an earlier tip, if you must use soap do not use anything other than a balanced ph soap.

7. Take a non-prescriptive painkiller: If the pain from your hemorrhoids is unbearable take some pain killers until you can obtain a suitable treatment or see your doctor.

These are all treatments that can be utilized immediately at home which provide some relief until you have obtained a treatment that will deal with your piles more effectively. None of them should be considered a cure for the complaint.

Hemorrhoids or piles, is an extremely common complaint and one that can be prevented, in most cases, by making simple changes to your diet and in doing so, promote regular bowel movements and therefore stop constipation, the number one cause of piles.

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Source by Daniel Major