Hemorrhoids are very painful, swollen veins in the rectum, which can bleed in more severe cases. Hemorrhoids are often accompanied by constipation. There are various home remedies against hemorrhoids that can relieve the pain, such as ointment against hemorrhoids.

Hemorrhoids

Anyone who has had hemorrhoids knows what a hellish pain they can cause. Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the rectum which can bulge out of the anus and start to bleed. Hemorrhoids can occur both on the inside and the outside of the anus. Hemorrhoids are often caused by constipation. When people suffer from constipation, people often press extra hard to get rid of the stools. This will put more pressure on the veins and bleeding hemorrhoids may occur.

Hemorrhoids

Oil sitting bath : if you have very painful hemorrhoids, an oil sitting bath can relieve the pain. Add 2 drops of cypress oil, 2 drops of chamomile oil and 1 drop of peppermint oil to a water-filled container and sit for five to ten minutes. Then apply a mixture of 10 drops of cypress, chamomile and peppermint oil and 20 drops of vegetable oil to the sore spots.

Ointment against hemorrhoids

Marigold ointment : heat some marigold with the same amount of honey au bain marie and mix well. Then apply some of the marigold ointment to the hemorrhoids after each bowel movement (after washing well) .
Yarrow ointment : mix some melted butter with two-hand dried yarrow and apply this thick mixture to the hemorrhoids after each bowel movement.

Prevent hemorrhoids

hemorrhoids

Prevention is obviously better than cure. To prevent hemorrhoids it is important that you get enough fresh fruit and vegetables. The dietary fibers in these products help prevent blockage – a major cause of hemorrhoids . Hot and cold compresses and alternating baths can also prevent hemorrhoids by stimulating the local blood circulation.

When to the doctor?

Although hemorrhoids are basically innocent in nature, it is sometimes advisable to pay a visit to the GP. Many people are ashamed of their hemorrhoids, but that is not necessary. After all, hemorrhoids often occur and the general practitioner sees stranger things. When is it wise to go to the doctor for a while? When you find blood or mucus in the stool, it is best to let you check whether there are indeed innocent hemorrhoids. When there is blood through the faeces, contact with the GP is strongly recommended