Hemorrhoids Can Be A Real Pain: 3 Tips For Alleviating The Discomfort
Hemorrhoids and constipation go hand in hand. If you're not sure how those two issues go together, here's how. When your hemorrhoids flare up, they become swollen and painful, which can make it extremely painful to have a bowel movement. As a result, you may delay using the bathroom, which results in constipation.
Once you're constipated, your stool dries out and gets hard, which makes it more painful to pass. Pretty soon, you've created a vicious cycle of hemorrhoid flare-ups and constipation. Here are some simple ways to ease hemorrhoid pain and relieve constipation.
Apply Witch Hazel
Once those hemorrhoids start swelling, you're going to feel the pain and itching. That painful itching is going to make it difficult to concentrate on the road. You need fast relief. That's where the witch hazel comes in handy. You're going to carry some cotton balls, some witch hazel and a tube of hydrocortisone cream. .
Soak a few cotton balls in witch hazel.
Wipe the entire area around your anus with the cotton balls.
Wash your hands and apply a thin layer of hydrocortisone cream directly to the area around your anus.
The witch hazel will dull the pain and the hydrocortisone cream will stop the itch.
Take the Slippery Slope
If your hemorrhoid flare-up has caused a bout of constipation, you're going to need to protect your rectal tissue from tearing during bowel movements. An application of petroleum jelly will ease painful hemorrhoids and lubricate your anus, which will make bowel movements less painful.
Simply wash your hands and apply a thick layer of petroleum jelly to your anus. Be sure to apply the jelly directly to the hemorrhoids. It's also a good idea to carefully place a small amount just inside your rectum. You can do this by placing a small dab of petroleum jelly on the tip of your finger and gently inserting your finger into your rectum.
Go Heavy on the Water
Now that you know how to take care of the hemorrhoids, you need to know how to cure the constipation. Water is your biggest ally in your fight against constipation. Not only does water keep you hydrated, it also keeps your stools soft. Soft stools are easier to pass when you have hemorrhoids. Keep a bottle of water on you at all times to help ease the discomfort of constipation.
If you're stuck in the never-ending cycle of hemorrhoids and constipation, you want relief. You don't have to suffer through the pain. Use these simple steps to keep the hemorrhoids away and make your stools easy to pass until you can get to a medical professional (like those at Pilipshen Colon and Rectal Surgical Services).