How To Get Rid Of Itchy Hemroids

How To Get Rid Of Itchy Hemroids ?

When the veins in the anal and rectal regions get inflamed and swollen, it is known as hemorrhoids. The most common causes for development of hemorrhoids are chronic constipation or diarrhea, aging, anal intercourse and pregnancy. When a person develops hemorrhoids, they will notice blood on the toilet paper or in the stools, pain and itching. While hemorrhoids are not life-threatening, they can be uncomfortable and the itching can further exacerbate the condition.

Here are some tips on how to get rid of itchy hemorrhoids:

Sitz Bath
Sitz baths are medicinal baths that help to alleviate the itching and pain caused due to hemorrhoids. Sitting in this medicinal bath for around 10 times 5 to 6 times a day is often recommended. If a person does not want to sit in a medicinal bath, they can soak their rectal region in a warm bath for around 10 minutes. It offers the same comfort as a medicinal bath.

Itching and pain can be eased by wearing cotton undergarments that are not too tight or well fitting. The cotton fabric will not rub against the rectal region and irritate it. That is why care should be taken.

Topical Creams
There are many hemorrhoid creams that can be applied topically to alleviate the itching and pain caused due to hemorrhoids. These creams help to reduce the swelling and facilitate the healing of the varicosed veins. However, it is important that these topical creams are not used longer than 7 days. They contain hydrocortisone and can cause thinning of the skin. If hemorrhoids do not get better after using the topical creams for 7 days, it is best to consult a doctor to find out what is causing them and what other treatment options are available for you.

Dietary Changes
You can get rid of itching hemorrhoids by changing your diet. Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, reducing meat and fat intake and drinking around 8 to 10 glasses of water will help to soften the stools and make their passage easier. This will not only alleviate the discomfort caused due to hemorrhoids, it will also facilitate the healing process. You should also stay away from alcohol and caffeinated drinks, as they dehydrate the body and make the stools hard.

Surgical Intervention
If the hemorrhoids are extremely itchy and painful, and do not heal after changing your diet and lifestyle habits, you may need surgical intervention. One of minor surgical interventions is sclerotherapy where the doctor will inject a hardening solution into the varicose veins causing it to shrivel up. Alternatively, you can opt for band ligation. In this procedure a small band is placed around the hemorrhoid stopping the blood supply to it. When the blood supply ceases, the hemorrhoid shrivels up and falls off.

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