Approximately half of the American population suffers with the embarrassingly painful issue of hemorrhoids. By the age of 50, most people are dodging out to the drug store to buy hemorrhoid creams and treatments to ease the discomfort caused by hemorrhoids, which are inflamed veins in the rectum.
Internal hemorrhoids are painless and typically result from a constipated bowel movement, strained lifting, or even being pregnant, while external hemorrhoids occur when a blood clot develops around the rectum, causing a painful lump and rectal bleeding.
Thankfully, we have a collection of 12 safe and effective home remedies that can pacify the pain of hemorrhoids.
According to Healthline, aloe vera is often used to treat hemorrhoids due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Sometimes, simply applying aloe vera to hemorrhoids will ease painful burning and itching.
The great thing about aloe vera is that it comes in a cooling topical gel form. Look for an aloe vera that contains vitamin E for moisturizing pain relief. It’s best to test your skin’s reaction to aloe vera, however, since some people are allergic. Simply apply a dime-sized amount onto your forearm, wait 24- to 48-hours, and if no reaction occurs, it should be safe to use.