Ice packs have been used for many years. They are used for many different problems and in many different situations. The reason they are used widely is because they have proved to help greatly in many cases.
We also use them in helping to cure hemorrhoids.
The secret in how it can really help you, is by alternating with the sitz bath. The warm sitz dilutes the anal veins and the cold from the ice contracts the anal veins.
This continuous change, causes the veins to elasticize, strengthen and ultimately help in getting rid of hemorrhoids.
A good idea is to do your
ice pack straight after
having done the sitz bath.
It is important to do your packs after and not before the sitz. That way the veins first dilute and relax therefore allowing the blood to flow more easily.
Then the ice give them the contraction charge needed to stimulate the veins.
Keep the pack on for about 20 minutes. A side effect is that your cheeks will also get numb, but the good news is the hemorrhoids are also numb and thus you feel no Pain.
This off course is only temporarily, until the effect wares off. At the same time the contracting veins are strengthening themselves.
Repeat the process three times per day, until all symptoms disappear.
If the pain is very severe and you feel comfort using the ice. Repeat as many times as you want. This can only help, and not cause you any damage by doing any more.
Prepare your pack by putting a few ice cubes in a thin towel like your kitchen towels.
Do not use a bath towel. It's too thick, and will not permit good direct contact with the hemorrhoids.
WARNING DO NOT USE ICE DIRECTLY ON SKIN
Make sure you open your cheeks as wide as possible and really push the pack right up making sure it's touching inside the anus.
The cold will give you a wake up call initially, but a really good soothing effect for the pain.
Remember the sitz and ice combination is one of the best hemorrhoid treatment, but it's not enough.
You still need to add the hemorrhoid medications to heal hemorrhoids.