Hemorrhoids, which are also commonly known as piles, are a lot more common than you might think. Nearly three-quarters of all adults will have them at some point in their lives, although the majority won’t experience any symptoms.
Hemorrhoids are basically swollen veins in the lower rectum and anus area. For some people, hemorrhoids are very uncomfortable. They can cause pain, be very itchy, and they will also sometimes bleed.
There is no known cure yet but there are medications that can help to soothe the symptoms. There are also home remedies that can help the patient to feel more comfortable.
Home Remedy #1: Ice Packs
An ice pack can be useful in many situations. If you have picked up an injury, for example, then an ice pack can help to soothe the area and also help contract blood vessels. Its ability to reduce inflammation and ease pain makes it popular for a variety of problems, including hemorrhoids.
Ice packs are thankfully very easy to make. Grab some ice and wrap it in a small, clean towel and then apply to the area. It can bring instant relief to the pain even if it is not complete relief. You can also do this for as long as you like and as often as you like.