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* Sitting for long hours is not advisable. It is better to take breaks once in a while or walk for five minutes after every hour. If you must sit for a long time, sit on a pillow.
* Apply petroleum jelly to make bowel movement less painful
* Do not scrub the anal area excessively, especially with soap, because it can intensify the irritation of your hemorroid and giving you so much pain.
* Apply an over-the-counter cream. A 0.5% hydrocortisone cream to the skin. Do not scratch hemorroids because it will just make everything worse, causing the damaged veins and skin to become more irritated
* Go to the toilet as soon as you feel the urge to do so. Waiting may cause constipation. Also, do not sit on the toilet for extended periods of time because can cause formation of hemorroids.
* Make it a point to lie down and take a rest as often as you can. When one is standing or sitting, the intestines and vertical organs are pushed down and apply pressure on your rectal area
* Take a sitz bath. Fill your bathtub with just enough warm water to cover the anal area. Do this several times a day, especially after you have had a bowel movement. Soak for about 15 minutes at a time. Be careful! If the water is too warm, it could burn you.
* Apply moist heat (such as warm, damp towels) several times a day to your hemorroid and this will give you relief to your hemorroid pain.
* Do not use a ring ("doughnut") cushion. It will restrict blood flow and may make your symptoms worse
* You may need a day or more of bed rest to take pressure off inflamed, irritated veins. If you are 3 -6 months pregnant, you may find it helpful to lie on your side. If you are not pregnant, sleeping on your stomach with a pillow under your hips will help decrease swelling of hemorroids.
* Avoid lifting heavy objects.
* Apply ice several times a day for 10 minutes at a time to your hemorroids. Follow this by placing a warm compress on the anal area for another 10 - 20 minutes.
* Wear cotton underwear to prevent moisture buildup, which can irritate hemorroids. Wear loose clothing to allow freedom of movement and to reduce pressure on the anal area.
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Treatment for Hemorroids