Even individuals who have never had a hemorrhoid are aware of the pain and irritation factor associated with the condition. And as those of us who have experienced them firsthand will tell you, finding immediate relief is sometimes the only option.
There are many ways to experience immediate relief. Finding the technique that is right for you depends on a variety of factors, including the environment you are in as well as what resources you have available to you.
Sometimes an icepack can offer instant relief to the painful and irritated area. Icepacks also make a great long term pain relieving ritual. Applying ice to the area for ten to twenty minutes up to five times a day can help reduce swelling and lessen pain. For internal icepacks, try freezing water in small popsicle molds.
A sitz bath is another great option when you are seeking an immediate pain relief hemorrhoids treatment. A sitz bath is where the hips and pelvic area are immersed in warm water. Sitz baths typically last ten to fifteen minutes. Avoid using hot water, as hot water can further irritate the tissue you are trying to relieve and heal. These baths can be repeated as many times as you feel necessary to lessen the pain and irritation.
Over the counter creams such as petroleum jelly and generic diaper rash ointment can sometimes offer instant relief to painful burning sensations. Skin areas that show the symptoms of rash, such as dry and cracked skin will fell instantaneous relief from lubrication. Lubricating the anal area right before a bowel movement will also help lessen the pain of a hard or difficult stool.
Keeping the anal area dry will also help to reduce irritation and can provide some minor relief to heavily irritated areas. Moisture will increase the irritation factor and could even cause infection if not dealt with quickly. Any generic corn starch or baby powder can be applied to the infected area to absorb moisture. A large piece of cotton cut or torn from a roll of cotton can also be used to absorb moisture. Excessive moisture, especially moisture containing blood should be reported and evaluated by a doctor.
Excessive sitting will greatly irritate the skin of the affected area. If your job or profession requires you to sit for long periods of time, try sitting on a cushioned or inflatable donut shaped pillow. This will help take the immediate pressure off of the irritated area, giving you immediate relief. If you do not have an donut pillow then sitting on something soft can also help and provide some relief.
There are many immediate pain relief hemorrhoids treatment methods available to you. Consult with your physician and he or she will be able to help you find a method that is right for you and your condition.