Treating Piles

Treating Piles without Surgery

If you are suffering from piles you most likely want to find a way to treat them.  Often times it is important to find out what is causing them because they will return if you do not get to the source of the problem.  However, there are a few things that you can try in order to get relief from them.  This article will give you a few tips to help you deal with them (without surgery) so that you can get some relief.


The first thing you may want to do when treating piles is sitting in a warm bath.  This can give you a lot of relief from the pain and this is something that will not cost you money.  You have everything you need already in your home; all you need to do is get the bath water ready.  It is best to remain in the hot bath for approximately 10 minutes in order to get the best relief.  You can even do this several times a day if you are in a lot of pain.

If you are interested in trying something a little more intense you can start by stopping at the local herb store and purchasing some witch hazel.  You will be treating piles with a cotton pad and the product that you just purchased.  You will soak the cotton pad in this witch hazel and then place it on the pile.  Leave it there for a few moments each time that you carry out this treatment for the best results.


It is possible to help the piles reduce in size.  This gives relief and can help you feel better.  You can achieve this by taking some ice and wrapping it in a clean towel.  Make sure that the towel is clean so that you are not spreading any infections.  Once you have the ice ready and in the towel you will place it on the piles.  This will give you relief from the pain and it will help them decrease in size.

There may be times when treating piles that you are tempted to purchase some expensive over the counter cream to help with the pain.  While these treatments may help you feel better, it is important to remember that you can get the same results if you put Vaseline or a zinc cream on the area.  These things are often less expensive and they work just as well as the expensive creams you may have purchased in the past.

While there are effective methods for treating piles, it is always best to talk to your doctor.  As previously mentioned, if you are not finding and treating the cause of the piles you will not have success at getting rid of them.  They will always return.  This happens a lot of times when people decide to have surgery to remove them.  This procedure is very painful and it only provides temporary relief if you have not fixed the cause.

If you begin developing piles you will want to notify your doctor.  Talk to him or her about this situation and ask them what may be causing them.  You may have complications with your bowels and this may be the cause.  Other causes may include heredity or even obesity.  These are all things that you will want to talk to your doctor about.  If you are having bowel complications along with the piles you will want your doctor to know this so that you can work on getting that resolved as well. You may find that once that problem is taken care of your piles will go away for good.