Avoid constipation - a high-fibre diet - rich in fresh fruits and vegetables as well as whole-grain or bran breads and cereals - and plenty of non-alcoholic liquids every day will soften the stool and eliminate the need to strain.
Wash and dry yourself gently with soft tissues followed by baby wipes.
To soothe the pain of a particularly severe attack, use an ice bag as a compress.
Soak in a hot bath to relieve painful muscle spasms.
Buy over-the-counter astringent suppositories to help soothe and shrink the hemorrhoids.
See your doctor if you have any bleeding from the anus or if your bowel habit changes.