Haemorrhoides or piles


Haemorrhoides or piles are More common in Winters , here are few tips to reduce the morbidity .
6 tips to reduce haemorrhoid pain
Haemorrhoids are often painful swollen veins near the anus.
Also known as piles, they commonly are triggered by straining during bowel movements, the effects of pregnancy or childbirth, or constipation.
Here are some of the ways you can soothe haemorrhoid pain and discomfort:
Take a warm bath - the NDDIC suggests soaking in a bathtub of warm water for about 10 minutes, several times daily. Use of a haemorrhoid cream or a suppository also can help relieve symptoms.
Use moistened toilet paper or a moist hand towel to clean yourself after a bowel movement
Apply an ice pack
Take an over-the-counter pain reliever
Try a topical cream - when recommended by your doctor. Creams that help numb the area may contain witch hazel, or those that soothe itching may contain hydrocortisone
Don't use a haemorrhoid medicine unless you've spoken to your doctor about it first
With these measures, the pain and swelling of many symptomatic haemorrhoids will decrease in two to seven days, and the firm lump should recede within four to six weeks.
However, in cases of severe, persistent pain, your physician may elect to remove the haemorrhoid with a small incision. Performed under local anaesthesia as an outpatient, this procedure generally provides good relief.