|Soothe them in a bath|
Sitting in water mixed with Epsom salts can help reduce the itchy inflammation.
|Use creams or liquids|
Ingredients known to relieve discomfort include witch hazel, zinc oxide, ephedrine and tetracine. Preparation H is the best known treatment for hemorrhoids and should be applied three to five times daily, particularly at night after bowel movements.
|Try a steroid cream|
A fast-acting steroid cream available over-the-counter or by prescription can help reduce painful inflammation.
Sitting for long periods often aggravates hemorrhoids so take a break by standing up now and then.