You can often relieve the mild pain, swelling and inflammation of hemorrhoids with home treatments. Often these are the only treatments needed.
Eat high-fiber foods. Preventing constipation with a high-fibre diet and drinking plenty of fluids can prevent smaller, internal haemorrhoids getting worse, increasing the chance they’ll get better by themselves.
Use topical treatments. Apply an over-the-counter hemorrhoid cream or suppository containing hydrocortisone, or use pads containing witch hazel or a numbing agent.
Soak regularly in a warm bath or sitz bath. Soak your anal area in plain warm water 10 to 15 minutes two to three times a day. A sitz bath fits over the toilet.
Keep the anal area clean. Bathe (preferably) or shower daily to cleanse the skin around your anus gently with warm water. Avoid alcohol-based or perfumed wipes. Gently pat the area dry or use a hair dryer.
Don’t use dry toilet paper. To help keep the anal area clean after a bowel movement, use moist towelettes or wet toilet paper that doesn’t contain perfume or alcohol.
Take oral pain relievers. You can use acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), aspirin or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) temporarily to help relieve your discomfort.
Laxitives that help you empty your bowels can help reduce straining on the toilet as a result of constipation.
Minimally invasive procedures
For persistent bleeding or painful hemorrhoids, your doctor may recommend one of the other minimally invasive procedures available. These treatments can be done in your doctor’s office or other outpatient setting and do not usually require anesthesia.
• Rubber Banding Procedure: Hemorrhoid banding, or rubber band ligation, is a fast non-surgical procedure to hemorrhoid treatment. Unlike a hemorrhoidectomy, it does not require sedation or post-operational care nor is a temporary relief like home remedies. A rubber band is attached around the base of a haemorrhoid, which constricts the blood supply. The haemorrhoid falls off within around seven days. It is not suitable for external haemorrhoids and may need to be repeated if you have multiple haemorrhoids. Hemorrhoid banding can be uncomfortable