A piles home remedy is, quite simply, the best option for treating this condition. When many people hear the term “home remedy” they somehow have the impression that this can be an inferior treatment method when compared to those expensive creams and potions you can buy at the pharmacy.
When you use the topical treatments which you can buy, there is no doubt that they can help. Indeed some will contain anesthetic preparations to numb the area, giving some welcome relief. Others might have soothing ingredients and others may contain ingredients which will shrink the blood vessels temporarily. It does, on the face of it, seem logical to treat piles by applying treatments directly to them-and some do have their place. However, what is often not taken into account is the fact that these are only treating the symptoms and not the causes. This means that even if the piles do go, this is likely to be a temporary measure if you have done nothing to stop them growing again.
There are various known causes of piles. The main cause is pressure on the anal area. This can be due to childbirth, heavy lifting, constipation, diarrhea or straining whilst on the toilet. Once you have piles, they can be notoriously difficult to eradicate and because of this, many people resign themselves to living a life in which they accommodate painful, inconvenient and downright embarrassing piles.
If you decide to use a piles home remedy, it is vital to understand that although there are many good self-help tips which you can try out at home, they may give relief but unless you use a planned, systematic approach, you are unlikely to get a complete cure. You can try the following tips right now, and these should help give a little fast relief:-
* Sit in a warm bath-you can do this up to 4 times a day for 10 minutes each time
* Soak a cotton wool pad in diluted witch hazel and apply this to the area for a few minutes
* Be careful when wiping after going to the toilet. Do not rub the area-try to dab dry or allow to air-dry
* Wrap an ice pack in a clean towel and apply it directly to the piles. This will give instant relief and help them shrink temporarily
* Keep the anal area scrupulously clean
* Drink plenty of fluids as this can help keep the stools soft
* Apply some zinc cream or petroleum jelly to the piles. This can work just as well as many expensive over the counter treatments
Often people consider surgery as a way of treating piles, but a word of caution here. This can be a very painful method of getting rid of piles and you must remember that unless you treat what has caused the piles in the first place, they will return.