ClickHelps demonstrates how to treat hemorrhoids with home remedies. Hemorrhoids are swelling and inflammation of the veins in the rectum or anus. First, sit in a bathtub full of three or four inches of warm water. Keep your knees raised. The warm water will soothe the pain while increasing the blood flow to the area. And increased blood flow will help shrink swollen veins. Repeat this technique several times a day. Keep the anal dry and clean while avoiding using harsh toilet paper. Gently wipe the area with warm water and soft toilet paper. Don't use scented products which contain chemicals that can irritate the skin. Witch hazel can also help to shrink swollen veins. Lower your body's acid PH by avoiding sodas, citrus fruit, beer, wine and caffeine products. Petroleum jelly can also reduce the pain and swelling of hemorrhoids. Incorporate a high fiber diet and drink plenty of water to prevent hemorrhoids. Avoid salt. Try yoga to increase your body's blood flow.