Hemorrhoids affect over half of the American population and are a humiliatingly painful condition. Most people, by the age of 50, are avoiding going to the drugstore to buy hemorrhoid creams and treatments to relieve the pain caused by swollen veins in the rectum and anus. Internal hemorrhoids are caused by constipation, strained lifting, or even pregnancy, but external hemorrhoids are caused by a blood clot forming around the rectum, resulting in a painful lump and rectal bleeding. Thankfully, we’ve compiled a list of 10 safe and efficient home treatments for hemorrhoids pain relief. Hemorrhoids can sometimes be relieved by simply putting aloe vera on the uncomfortable burning and stinging. The benefit of aloe is that it comes in the form of a cooling topical gel. For moisturizing pain treatment, go for aloe vera that has vitamin E. Hemorrhoids can be relieved by taking a warm bath. If you can, use a sitz bath, which is a little plastic tub that fits over a toilet seat and allows you to simply submerge the affected area, or take a bath in a tub. After each bowel movement, soak in a warm bath or sitz bath for 20 minutes. By adding Epsom salt to the bath, you might get even more pain alleviation. Apply ice packs or cold compresses to the anus for 15 minutes to reduce swelling.