How To Use Witch Hazel For Hemorrhoids And How Does It Work

Apply witch hazel on hemorrhoids every few hours,.

Witch hazel for hemorrhoids relieves the sorness and itching.

Piles, also known as haemorrhoids, are swellings containing enlarged blood vessels inside or around your bottom (the rectum and anus).
Anyone can get piles – they don't just happen in pregnancy. When you're pregnant, piles can occur because hormones make your veins relax.
Symptoms of piles can include:
itching, aching, soreness or swelling around your anus
pain when passing a stool (faeces, poo) and a mucus discharge afterwards
a lump hanging outside the anus, which may need to be pushed back in after passing a stool
bleeding after passing a stool – the blood is usually bright red
How to ease piles
Constipation can cause piles. If this is the case, try to keep your stools soft and regular by eating plenty of food that's high in fibre.
This includes:
wholemeal bread
Find out more about healthy eating in pregnancy.
Other things you can try include:
avoid standing for long periods
take regular exercise to improve your circulation
use a cloth wrung out in iced water to ease the pain – hold it gently against the piles
if the piles stick out, push them gently back inside using a lubricating jelly
avoid straining to pass a stool, as this may make your piles worse
after passing a stool, clean your anus with moist toilet paper instead of dry toilet paper
pat, rather than rub, the area.

There are medicines such as witch hazel for hemorrhoids that can help soothe the inflammation around your anus. These treat the symptoms, but not the cause, of piles.
Ask your doctor, midwife or pharmacist if they can suggest a suitable ointment to help ease the pain. Don't use a cream or medicine without checking with them first.
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