Piles - do NOT use this to wipe after using the toilet


Piles treatment cream toilet bathroom paper nhs ukGETTY ImagesPiles: Avoid using this after passing a stool, or risk aggravating symptoms

Piles, or haemorrhoids as they’re also known, are swollen blood vessels that are found in or around the anus, according to the NHS.

Haemorrhoids don’t often cause any symptoms, and some people don’t even realise they have them.

But, the condition can cause a mucus discharge after passing a stool, or a soreness around the anus.

If you have piles, you should never wipe with toilet paper after using the toilet.

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Piles treatment: Avoid using toilet paper after using the bathroom

“Using toilet paper after a bowel movement can aggravate existing haemorrhoids,” said medical website Healthline.

“Instead, using wipes can help keep you clean without causing further irritation.

“For an added boost, you can find wipes with soothing, anti-haemorrhoid ingredients like witch hazel or aloe vera.

“Make sure that the wipes you choose do not have alcohol, perfume, or other irritants in them. These

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