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Hemorrhoids are not usually a serious condition, but they can be painful and even embarrassing. Hemorrhoids occur when veins in the rectum become inflamed and swollen. This may cause itching or burning, as well as pain and bleeding. They can occur internally or externally. A doctor can help with troublesome hemorrhoids that cause bleeding during bowel movements or do not heal on their own. In most instances, home remedies for hemorrhoids, and over-the-counter treatments are beneficial in resolving symptoms.

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1. Use Over-the-counter Remedies

When it comes to hemorrhoids, over-the-counter remedies can reduce symptoms thanks to their healing properties. Choose one that is capable of reducing inflammation, which decreases pain, itching, and bleeding. Although many of them won't reduce hemorrhoids themselves, they can help to make them bearable. Use a sterile cotton pad to apply the remedy to the inflamed area gently. Most are relatively safe, so you shouldn't experience any side effects. If you notice any unwanted changes, contact your doctor right away.

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