How can I avoid piles (hemorrhoids)?
Hemorrhoids are swollen veins around the anus. They often itch, burn, or bleed. Constipation makes them worse.
What to do to prevent it:
- Sit in a basin or pan of cool water to relieve the pain.
- Follow the advice above for preventing constipation.
- Soak some clean cloth in witch hazel (a liquid plant medicine) if you can find it, and put it on the painful area.
- Kneel with your buttocks in the air. This can help relieve the pain.