If you have an internal hemorrhoid, you need to take extra care and use a water-based lubricant to ease the nozzle into the rectum.
use a moisturizing cream or lotion for hemorrhoids such as coconut oil for hemorrhoids, which can stop the irritation
Always be sure to thoroughly wash an enema bag or douche ball, inside and out, between uses (or dispose of them as directed).
Practice Good Anal Hygiene
It is essential to keep your rectal area clean, particularly after a bowel movement.
If you have multiple or severely inflamed hemorrhoids, you can buy a perineal irrigation bottle from the drugstore or use any clean, squeezable bottle you have on hand (such as sports water bottle).
Squirting warm water on the affected area not only helps clean the skin but has a comforting, therapeutic effect.
You can then follow up by dabbing the anus with a moist towelette or flushable baby wipe until thoroughly clean.
When bathing or showering, avoid deodorant soaps or harsh cleansers, which can irritate and dry the skin.
If anything, just wash the anal area gently with plain water either by splashing or using a shower hose attachment.
Afterward, dab the skin dry and apply some aloe vera gel directly onto the hemorrhoid with a cotton ball.
Pure vitamin E oil or coconut oil can also be helpful, moisturizing and alleviating inflammation all at the same time. Avoid cream or lotions containing these oils as they can be irritating.
Making changes to your daily routine and incorporating new practices can also help you ease discomfort, both in the bathroom and out.
Take a Sitz Bath
A sitz bath is a practical solution that can help ease hemorrhoidal pain, itchiness, and inflammation.
The bath itself is a plastic tub you can purchase at the drugstore. It fits over the toilet bowl and can be filled with warm water and other ingredients such as Epsom salt, witch hazel, or baking soda.
The mere act of sitting in warm water help tempers the body's inflammatory response and reduce the localized swelling and pain.
Always clean the sitz bath, ideally with a solution of two tablespoons of bleach to a half gallon of water, and rinse it well before use.