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Cure Hemorrhoids: Home Remedies That Work!

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Apple Cider Vinegar Cure for Hemorrhoids

Home Remedy Ingredients

  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Cloth or Paper
  • Sitz Bath

Soak cotton or toilet paper in apple cider vinegar (ACV) and apply it to the hemorrhoid, leaving it there for as long as practicable. The pain and itch should be relieved almost on contact, and after a few applications the inflammation should go away. You can also add half a cup of ACV to a sitz bath.

[NAY]  06/14/2006: Linda from Erlanger KY: "After reading several statements on your website regarding ACV & hemorrhoids, I tried it. After all, I drink the stuff and I truly believe in it's healing properties. However, I applied the ACV using a q-tip to the area where I had the hemorrhoids and I developed a very painful rash on the inner part of my buttocks, both sides! I wouldn't recommend it for hemorrhoid treatment, but it is good stuff otherwise!"


[YEA]  05/04/2006: Sandra from Birmingham, Alabama: "As a secretary I sit all day. Today my hemorrhoids started acting up. They weren't really enlarged. Just stinging and itching. Came to this site to see what I could find and it suggested ACV. I have a bottle of ACV, honey, and water on my desk that I drink throughout the day. I took it to the restroom, soaked a napkin, and applied it to the sore area holding it there for a minute. The relief was instant. It felt so good I wished I could just leave it on it. Now that I'm back at my desk, there is still no burning or itching."


[YEA]  04/11/2006: Kimberly from Bowling Green, Kentucky: "I can't believe it, I had never suffered with a bad case of hemorrhoids before (I had them after my children were born but they quickly went away) and of course they came at a time when we have no medical insurance. I have suffered with a bad case for over a month now and I was finally desperate for some relief. I found your web site and although I was skeptical I was willing to try just about anything for the pain. I dabbed the area with apple cider vinegar and the pain and itch have already subsided immensely. Thank You Thank You Thank You!"

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[YEA]  02/11/2010: Leeandmel from Loyall, Ky replies: "I couldn't believe it. My wife was in tears today over her hemorrhoid. The last time hers flared up she had to go the ER and they cut it. Well I read the your comments on the ACV, and WOW, and I mean WOW it really works. There was an immediate relief, and the size went down. This is amazing, Thanks for the info..."


[YEA]  Judy from Seattle, WA: "I have had itching hemorrhoids on two separate occasions (years in between). Each time, I put some ACV on a cotton ball and dabbed the affected area. Boy, did it burn. But the itching went away and never came back. Awesome!"

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06/24/2009: Hemorroid Cure from Toronto, Ontario replies: "Foods to avoid if you want to cure your hemorroids. No Pepper of any kind. No walnuts. No chocolate. No Meats, fish, chicken. No eggs. I believe that hemoroids might be some kind of parrasite that lives in your boby and enjoys eating those kinds of foods. I don't think much research has been done on it...I mean common, would you volunteer to push on the toilet to see if that is how you get hemorroids? Or would you volunteer to sit on cold cement. The truth is that these experiments have never been done and therefore we can conclude that those reasons are just theories."


[YEA]  Anonymous : "vinegar soothes the itching and burning of hemorrhoids. Just take a cotton ball and dab the affected area with full strength apple cider vinegar! Caution: some people find the full strength solution stings. If this happens to you, just dilute the vinegar half and half with water."


Apple Cider Vinegar, Aloe

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YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  08/16/2007: K from SF, CA: "I have never suffered from bad hemorrohids. I took a flight to east coast and sat on my ass for 12 hours and then stuffed myself with Pizza. and oh boy next day I had to strain during BM and I started getting pain. It went away after 2-3 days without doing anything and came back after 10 days and it was painful. I could not sit and itching was unbearable. I applied some ACV but did not help. OTC itch cream did not help either so I applied some aloe vera and itching went away in few hours and it felt great. Then I started applying ACV on my hemorrhoids 3-4 times a day and it shrunk and doesn't hurt anymore after 2 days.

I see that one person has said that ACV gave him bad rashes. Same thing happened to me too. It gave me rashes too. So if you butt skin is sensitive then just be careful while you apply and only apply to your roids and apply some vit E oil or aloe vera on rest of the butt area. Thats what I have been doing.

Also drink plenty of water and fiber fiber fiber. Because if you strain again due to hard stool you are going to get your hemorrhoids back again. So DO NOT strain during your BM. Drinking ACV definitely helps. I also take 1-2 tablespoon of psyllium husk at night to soften the stool.

I also used wipes (wet in witch hazel) you get in walgreens. 5.99$ for pack of 100. Don't use toilette paper it will irritate your hemorrhoids.

Another thing I learned is doing KEGEL exercise (specially for women). I did it for 2 days and my hemorrhoids went inside. It helps you to tone your anal muscle and will help to stop hemorrhoids in future.

Basically whenever you urinate, try to stop the flow, hold it for upto 10 sec and release it and repeat it. Make sure that you're squeezing and lifting without pulling in your tummy, squeezing your legs together, tightening your buttocks, or holding your breath. In other words, only your pelvic floor muscles should be working.

google kegel and you should find more about it."

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04/01/2009: A from Vancouver, Canada replies: "It's not a good idea to hold a kegel (engaged pelvic floor) while urinating. It might help the first time to find the muscles but shouldn't be practiced in that way after the first time. Best to do them while not on the toilet as it could lead to a urinary tract infection. I do find it very helpful, for hemmorhoids and for toning the perineum for childbirth and recover post-partum."
04/02/2009: Jamie from Lake Worth, Fl replies: "I just wanted to concur that keigel while urinating is a no no. While my primary encourages keigels for women, she warned me not to while voiding my bladder or in need of doing so. The reason being the urge to urinate is signaled by the brain, by squeezing the muscles you stop the flow. Somehow it screws things up. Previously it was thought a good time to do keigles was while passing urine.

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Apple Cider Vinegar, Chinese Herbs

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  03/10/2011: Carlee from Los Angeles, California Usa: "Hello everyone I am very thankful with earth clinic, for finding a cure to my bleeding Hemorroids, I read ACV for this, and Fargelin natural chinese medicine, I gave it a try and it did work. So if anybody is suffering from this give it a try it will work."


Apple Cider Vinegar, Vitamin B6

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
50%
BETTER BUT NOT CURED (1)
50%

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  05/05/2008: Mamon from Manila, Philippines: "I'm only 30 years old male, and I love riding motorcyles and been sitting at the office for the most of the time, then all of a sudden, when I do my usual dump, it turned into a bleeder, so searched cure using google, found this site, tried ACV, vicks, and vit. B6 right now. Am still using vit. B6 there are some changes... I'm trying to take B6 everyday with 200mg I'm planning to do it like for a month, also applying vicks and ACV everyday, hope it will disappear and never have to go surgery...thanks..."

Replies
05/07/2008: Taylor from Mon, Texas replies: "Try taking rutin, or any bioflavanoids. it's worked for me. but you have to take it everyday without fail."
[YEA]  03/30/2009: David from Houston, TX replies: "A friend recommended a B-Complex supplement as a Dr had recommended to him. They weren't sure which 'B' was working it's magic. Two days into some relief I started the EC ACV cocktail (2 tsp in 8 oz water). A day later...NO PILES!"


Apple Cider Vinegar, Vitamin E

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  06/25/2012: Jan In Alabama from Huntsville, Al Usa: "After 40 years (since I was 12) of suffering with hemorrhoids, I tried the ACV suggested in the remedies section. I saturated a cotton wool ball with half water half ACV, and held it in place about 3 minutes. Remarkable relief! Yes, it stung a bit (mine are stage 4) but no pain near like the problem itself. I've continued this for several days, adding an 'insertion' of liquid vitamin E oil, about 3-4 drops, twice daily, using a finger cot. The results are amazing. I've had about 50% shrinkage in the external pile, something I haven't seen since giving birth 30 years ago. Nothing a doctor has ever given me has provided the relief and shrinking that the ACV and vitamin E have! And no, hemorrhoids aren't always caused by poor diet. I was raised on garden fresh vegetables and home cooked meals. Mine are just plain hereditary! Try the ACV and E oil. Also, I'm using diluted ACV now as a cleanser after visiting the toilet, instead of moist wipes. Hope this helps someone else as much as it has me!"


Apple Cider Vinegar, Zinc Oxide

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  02/23/2010: Otabek from Namangan, Uzbekistan: "IMPORTANT FOR INTERNAL HEMORRHOIDS.

First time my hemorrhoids started 2 months ago, because of constipation. Constipation resulted in fissure and blood. Then perhaps because of baktery invasion, constantly I had lots of mucus, it itched badly. I washed with soap very often, but it became worse by time(a month). I found your site and applied apple cider vinegar on a cotton ball at first. It became better, mucus and itching reduced by half, 1 week passed, but it stopped at that point and never improved. I thought my hem was an internal one and cotton ball was shallow. So I found a nose spray which is smooth, emptied it and filled with ACV, applied a zinc oxide cream to the tip, injected it to my hole and sprayed it 3 times. I repeated it 3 times a day first days. Result was very effective, after 2 days there was no mucus and itching any more. Now after 2 weeks I am almost completely cured, external part has almost disappeared, now still I am applying it once a day, especially after stooling.

IMPORTANT: apply some zinc oxide cream (baby cream) to the tip of your nose spray before inserting, otherwise you may hurt your hemorrhoids further.

Also, it is important to stool at least once in 24 hours even if you don't feel the urge, when you go to toilet and sit as muslim way (foots on toilet, and knees almost touching your chest) and wait a little, stool comes by itself easily."


Arnica

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  02/20/2013: Sally from Saint James City, Fl-florida: "I had 2 large hemoroids. I inserted garlic at bedtime the first night and didn't notice any improvement. The second night I soaked a cotton ball in ACV and kept that applied to the area while sleeping. It relieved the itching but didn't reduce the size. The third day I tried Arnica Gel. Its a gel I had purchased after facial surgery to reduce pain, swelling and bruising. I have been applying that externally 3 times a day for the last 2 days, one hemoroid is completely gone and the other is almost gone. The active ingredient in the gel is 7% Arnica Montana. There is also an Arnica Montana supplement I took for my facial surgery to reduce swelling and bruising. I havent tried that for hemoroids, just mentioning it since its available in more forms than just topical."


Avocado

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  02/05/2009: The Haitian from New York, New York USA: "avocado seed for Hemorroids: crate an avocado seed. pour in some filered water. strain add some honey for taste and drink throughout the day and your hemorroids are gone. It worked for me. I learned this from somebody who had to wait for surgery while his surgeon was recuperating from an illness. By the time his surgeon return there was no need to go under the knife. People from Haiti should know about this."

EC: Sorry, a little confused by your instructions! Do you mean remove the pit from an avocado and add water to the inside of the avocado?

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02/20/2009: Jonathan from New York, USA replies: "Hi, it seems to me that the Haitian meant to write "grate". If you read it like that it makes more sense"
02/21/2009: Joyce from Joelton, Tn replies: "Question for the Haitian from New York: Does it matter whether it is a Haas avacoda or the much larger green one that has a much bigger seed, or do they both work equally well?"
02/22/2009: Sarah from Northern, NJ replies: "Please be more detailed in your answer regarding avocado seed. Should I grate the seed (how? after it dries) and then mix it in with water. Please give exact recipe. It would be really appreciated. Thanks"


Baby Powder

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  06/28/2009: Philip from Dearing, GA: "My great uncle was in the USA Navy years ago and said they would have them use Baby Powder for hemmorhoids. He told this to my father who has been a truck driver for 45 years. My father has had his share of hemmorhoids and swears this works in relieving and ridding them. It will help if you have a friend or a spouse to assist you with this. Wash and dry the area and spread buttocks apart and fill anus with baby powder. The powder actually draws the hemmorhoids back up. Reapply as often as needed, some are completely gone the next day, but some may take a few days. I believe the baby powder used had corn starch in it. My dad always used the ____ baby powder."

EC: Unfortunately, baby powder (talcum powder) has been linked to cause cervical cancer in women.

"Talc is closely related to the potent carcinogen asbestos. Talc particles have been shown to cause tumors in the ovaries and lungs of cancer victims. For the last 30 years, scientists have closely scrutinized talc particles and found dangerous similarities to asbestos." http://www.preventcancer.com/consumers/cosmetics/talc.htm

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08/20/2012: Fifi from Auckland, New Zealand replies: "EC How does talc affect you if ingested into the stomach? For years I was on a medication and when I got sick I tried to find out about this med and I discovered it had talc, carbon black, Titanium Dioxide and some other things. How can taking talc in this way affect you?"


Baby Wipes

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  Helen from St louis, MO: "Clean the area with baby wipes to get rid of irritation and if hemorrhoids are really bad stand up to go #2 until they get better. Also eat one orange a day until gone."


Bacon Grease

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  Christina from Vancouver, BC: "Thanks for the great site! You people are providing a wonderful service to humanity. Please accept my contribution (a folk cure for hemorrhoids). My ex-boyfriend (a geologist) was out in the bush when he came down with major hemorrhoids from wading waist deep across a freezing lake. The old prospector he was with told him to rub bacon grease (yum!) on the area. He swears they went away right away!"






 



 

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