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An excellent home remedy for hemorrhoids in pregnancy is onion sitz bath, as onions have antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties that help relieve hemorrhoid pain, swelling, and discomfort.
Hemorrhoids in pregnancy are common due to increased pressure in the pelvic region and increased weight during pregnancy. It usually causes symptoms such as pain when having a bowel movement and when sitting, itching and pain in the anus and a lump near the anus. Learn more about hemorrhoids during pregnancy.
This home remedy for hemorrhoids in pregnancy helps to relieve the symptoms, however, if the hemorrhoid does not go away, the pregnant woman should consult the obstetrician to evaluate the hemorrhoid and indicate the best treatment, which can be done with medication or ointments suitable for use in pregnancy, as most ointments or medications cannot be used during pregnancy.Find out which are the best ointments for hemorrhoids.
Onion tea for sitz bath
- Boiling water
- 1 large onion with skin
Fill a large bowl with boiling water, cut the onion into pieces keeping the skin on and then place it inside the bowl with the skin on. When the water warms, sit without underwear in the basin for 15 minutes. Do the sitz bath until the symptoms are relieved.
Other homemade options
In addition to sitz bath with onion tea, other homemade options to treat hemorrhoids in pregnancy are:
- Sitting bath with warm water and sea s alt, which should be done for about 10 minutes;
- European poplar ointment or tea, which is a medicinal plant with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties capable of relieving the pain, itching and irritation caused by hemorrhoids.See what are the properties of European black poplar and how tea and ointment is made;
- Ice bag, it is recommended to sit on the bag for a while to relieve symptoms;
- Gilbardeira Ointment, which is a plant with draining, slightly diuretic and laxative properties, being able to contract and reduce the swelling of blood vessels, thus treating hemorrhoids. Find out about the properties of the Gilbardeira.
In addition to home remedies, it is important that pregnant women wear cotton underwear, avoid scratching the anus area, drink about 2 liters of water a day, increase the consumption of foods rich in fiber and avoid cleaning the anal area with toilet paper after defecating, washing it with warm water and neutral soap or with a moist tissue.