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How can I alleviate piles?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Piles treatments

Otc ointments like preparation-h or wipes with witch hazel can help ease the itching & burning of piles.
Using stool softener &/or increasing dietary fiber to prevent straining during bm's will also help. Sitz-baths or sitting in a hot tub of water to let the anal area soak may help. Your fp may prescribe med with Hydrocortisone to help shrink the piles. If persist, have doc check for other causes.

In brief: Piles treatments

Otc ointments like preparation-h or wipes with witch hazel can help ease the itching & burning of piles.
Using stool softener &/or increasing dietary fiber to prevent straining during bm's will also help. Sitz-baths or sitting in a hot tub of water to let the anal area soak may help. Your fp may prescribe med with Hydrocortisone to help shrink the piles. If persist, have doc check for other causes.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Avoid constipation

Eat fresh whole foods, grains, vegetables, fruits.
Drink 6-8 glasses of plain water a day in addition to any other beverages you may be consuming. Brisk walk daily, 30 mins at least. Have a warm glass of water first thing in the morning. Avoid more than 1-2 cups caffeine/day, processed foods, white flour, excess cheese. Maintain a regular and consistent routine for meal times.

In brief: Avoid constipation

Eat fresh whole foods, grains, vegetables, fruits.
Drink 6-8 glasses of plain water a day in addition to any other beverages you may be consuming. Brisk walk daily, 30 mins at least. Have a warm glass of water first thing in the morning. Avoid more than 1-2 cups caffeine/day, processed foods, white flour, excess cheese. Maintain a regular and consistent routine for meal times.
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
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