Treatment for Piles (Hemorrhoids) can occur at home or at a doctor’s office.
To minimize pain, soak in a warm tub of water for at least 10 – 15 minutes & three times a day. You can also sit on a warm water bottle to relieve the pain of external hemorrhoids. If the pain is unbearable, use an over-the-counter medicated suppository, ointment, or cream to relieve the burning and itching.
To prevent constipation one can also use an over-the-counter fiber supplement to help soften the stool. A common supplement of this type is isabgol.
Over-the-counter topical treatments, such as hydrocortisone or hemorrhoid cream, can ease your discomfort from hemorrhoids. Soaking your anus in a sitz bath for 10 to 15 minutes per day can also help.
Practice good hygiene by cleaning your anus with warm water during a shower or bath every day. But don’t use soap, as soap can aggravate hemorrhoids. Also, avoid using dry or rough toilet paper when you wipe after a bowel movement.
Using a cold compress on your anus can help reduce Piles (Hemorrhoids) swelling. Pain relievers, such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or aspirin can also alleviate the pain or discomfort.
If home treatments aren’t helping with your hemorrhoids, your doctor might recommend getting a rubber band ligation. Open hemorrhoidectomy, stapled hemorrhoidectomy or laser hemarroidoplasty.