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Cure Hemorrhoids with Home Remedies That Work

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Posted by Scaiken (Aiken, South Carolina, Usa) on 07/06/2012

Has anyone been treated with the Hemorrhoid Treatment System using ultrasound to remove hemorrhoids? I have tried most of the natural cures in this site and none have helped. I have had some relief but no cure. Please let me know if this is a good option for Hemorrhoids. Thanks, scaiken

Replied by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
The old time remedy was a wet tobacco leaf, pressed against the offending item. The nicotine shrinks the blood vessels. You can get the plant at nurseries.

Posted by Jeanne (Fraser, Mi, Usa) on 09/26/2010

I have always had a problem with hemorrhoids.. Even had the surgery (bad!!! ) now, I'm thinking that either my fallen bladder, or the mini pads, are causing the problem again...

Posted by Sharon (Salt Lake City, Utah) on 12/29/2008

I believe in the natural remedies and so I am open to feedback. I have had constipation off and on for years, and bleed if I eat nuts or get constipated. I have hemorroids and really want to know how to heal them and get my body back to balance. I have been using the Essiac Tea to try to heal the sore rectal area. There is kind of a small scab. I may start using Apple Cider Vinegar. and I know that Castor Oil is good too. I have a tendancy toward candida and I have Epstien Barr and I really want to know what to do. I have dark circles under my eyes and am tired alot and have adrenal fatigue. I sound like a mess. I would love some suggestions.

Replied by Tony
Tacoma, WA
dear Sharon from salt lake ct ut. my step sons girl frend had allergies. he found this site, and she used ACV for very short time (ab 1 week). she does not have allergies for ab 3 mth now. the first side effect she noticed, was a lot more energy! like never before, and no dark circles under her eyes. she does not drink it any more!
Replied by Shari
Denver, Co
I've read everything on this website from the bizarre and ridiculous to methods/products that might actually cure hemorrhoids. I personally have found that 500mg Rutin (which strengthens capillaries) and Vitamin B-Complex do help. Be patient; they can take a while to work

Also, avoid toilet paper. Use WET tissue to clean the area after a BM, the wetter the better. The idea is to rinse off residue without aggravating your sensitive bottom. Blot dry with dry tissue and finish with aloe vera or Witch Hazel. Mild soap is fine but antibacterial products are too harsh. I find that most commercial hemorrhoid preparations cause burning and discomfort. ACV might help but DILUTE it first with at least 50 percent water. Don't put harsh products on your hiney.

Avoid foods and/or drugs that you know make you bleed. OTC and prescription pain relievers are particularly bad. Finally, if you do bleed bright red blood once in a while and you're certain the cause is hemorrhoids, don't panic unless the bleeding becomes copious or you notice blood in your clothing long after a bowel movement. In that case, see your doctor.

Ginko Biloba  

Posted by Mama D (Elm Grove, La) on 05/25/2011

I learned this from an obscure magazine artical which I now cannot find in a doctors office.

At least 60 mg Gingko Biloba twice a day for five days to a week. Should start feeling almost complete relief on day three. If they come back in a few months just repeat the regimin.

Replied by Michael
Charleston, West Virginia
Mama D, im writing this in tears. Nothing seems to be working yet. Did you have internal or external hems? I pray to god you reply to me asap...

Goldenseal With Vaseline  
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Posted by Ricardo (Portland, , Oregon) on 06/28/2011

[YEA]  I just wanted to add to the post of a home remedy that was given to me recently. Golden seal and Vaseline. Last week I had the worst case of "roids" I have ever encountered. It was so painful to just sit down, and I sit down at work all day long. I told a friend, and he suggested that I take Goldenseal Powder and mix it with Vaseline, and apply it to my infected area. I took it a step further and put the mixture in the freezer to make it nice and cold so it would help reduce the inflammation. Within 2 minutes I notice a dynamic decrease in pain. I have also goldenseal with over the counter Hemorrhoid cream, which I put in the freezer. It works wonders compared to hemorrhoid cream by itself.

I will try the AVC remedies I have read over this post to see how they work.

I just wanted to say, "Thank you, " to all the people who post on this webpage for all their input on holistic and natural home remedies.

In the last 15 years I have lost faith in modern medicine and have found it true in my personal experiences', that common sense and knowledge of TCM can go a long way for maintaining one's personal health. Good luck you all of you and thank you for all of your insights.

Hand Bidet Sprayer  
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Posted by David (San Diego, CA) on 03/06/2015

[YEA]  To get relief from Hemorrhoids you need to reduce the straining and the easiest way to do that is to shoot some water up the pipes to get things lose and moving and the best way to do that is with a Hand Bidet Sprayer. Primarily used for superior hygiene it can also be used to spray inside like a mini-power enema and get clean inside and out. Fast, convenient and efficient.

Hemorrhoid Surgery Recovery Remedies  

Posted by Anna (Chicago,il) on 11/24/2013

Hello, My husband had hemorrids surgery( 2 cut completely) and he is suffering from pain and frustration, this is very painfull, he is staying home, little walks at home and sleep. Please anyone advice about your experience and let me know how can I help him to recover soon.He is taking stool softenera and he doesnt have any constipation thank God. Thank you, Anna from Chicago.

Replied by Ed2010
Drink 15 ml - 30 ml Noni Juice daily. This will soften the stool, relive constipation, minimize Hemmorhoid symptoms. Take HorseChestnut Capsules, this will strength the veins and cure Hemmorhoids. Good Health
Replied by Mama To Many Donate

Tennessee, Usa
Dear Anna,

So sorry about your husband's troubles! I am wondering how long ago surgery was. The last time I had surgery ("routine laparoscopic surgery") I was surprised at how very bad I felt for a good two weeks. I had had similar surgery in the past and had seemed to bounce back more quickly. For me, I think it was partly a lingering effect of the anesthesia. It can take a while to leave your system and can just leave you feeling bad, low energy, dizzy, nauseated, etc. Hopefully, a little more time will help your husband a lot. Charcoal tablets can be taken internally daily for a time to help with this...4 per day, not within two hours of medication.

Comfrey and or Chickweed salve used externally are soothing and healing to hemorroid surgery.

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper in 5 ounces of grape juice is spicy but a good "pick me up" drink. However, if food is moving through his system too quickly, the cayenne doesn't completely digest and can cause some burning for a short time on the other end.

I hope he feels better soon! Do let us know what you find helps his recovery.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Gavin
Northland, New Zealand
According to my old book, it says a sure cure for piles, are damp tobacco leaves pressed into the relevant area. You can get them in garden centres as a decorative plant.

Hemorrhoid Tips  

Posted by Shary (Centennial, Co) on 07/04/2010

I have long known that my cleaning habits were irritating my hemorrhoids and making them bleed.

After some trial and error, this is what finally worked for me. After each bowel movement I clean myself with a medicated wipe (available at the drugstores) that I've further dampened with water. After gently removing as much residue as I can, I fold a single dry tissue into a manageable little pad and squirt some mild unscented hand lotion on it to finish wiping myself. This not only dries the area, it also lubricates it without tugging on tender irritated skin, therefore promoting healing. Presto! No more bleeding hemorrhoids.

As a side note, medicated wipes are supposed to be flushable, but it might be a good idea to give the toilet an extra flush or two, particularly if you have one of the newer low volume tanks.

Replied by Jack
Detroit, Michigan
A month ago I realized for the first time that I had a external hemorrhoid. After nearly a week, the hem went away itself. Now everytime, I'm having a bowel movement, some minutes later I feel an annoying pain (like burning inside the area). Can someone tell me what causes it, or any tips or remedies on how to cure it? Please help, Thanks.
Replied by Laura
Sparks, Nv
Use castor oil directly on the hemmorrhoid. To a piece of toilet paper folded in half and half again, apply about 1/4 tsp castor oil inside the second fold. Apply the tissue between your bums, pull up your pants and leave it there until you use the toilet again. Repeat if needed.

In order to avoid hemmorrhoids increase your fiber. Easy to do. Use oat bran. You can use 5 tablespoons on your cereal in the morning. Or, if you don't like that, you can literally drink your bran with gulps of water at bed time. Put a spoonful at a time in your mouth and swallow it with water.

Do it every day and you won't have a problem moving.

Replied by Ben
Chicago, Illinois
Is there anything that can be done for the burning sensation after a bowel movement?( I don't have an external hemorrhoid any more, as it bled once and went inside itself. ) I'd be gratefull for any tips..
Replied by Tara
Cincinnati, Ohio
I am almost due with my third child and these have been a problem for me since my first - 15 years now. What helps me is to keep clean. No matter what I have to do or where I am, I keep something to stay clean. Even sometimes just a hand papertowel with water will help.

What I have found is that the skin get irritated and broken and when we use the bathroom it gets it dirty and just like dirt in a cut, it will sting and burn. So when I can take a quick shower I do, if not, I will sponge bathe somehow. I never have a problem after this. I never have in 15 years, even now while I am older and two months from having my baby. Hope this helps.

Replied by Ben
Chicago, Illinois
I appreciate your help.
Replied by Scot
Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
I've got the same problem with the guys. I don't think that only keeping the area clean helps totally. After each bowel movement I have, I still have the burning sensation from inside, even if I clean it regularly (with water etc). I'd be gratefull for any tips that can prove more effective, thanks.
Replied by Sally
Vancouver Bc, Canada
Anyone suffering from hemorrhoids will find relief by drinking cayenne pepper in warm water. If you GOOGLE the healing benefits of cayenne, you will see this is brilliant at healing this issue. Try 1/3 a TEAspoon in a cup of warm water, add lemon for flavor if you like. Let your mouth feel the heat as it activates salivary glands to aid in digestion. Drink twice a day.
Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
Hi Mike, yes, ACV vinegar worked for me as well and I never had any side effects but as you say everybody is different. Mine were on the outside, no bleeding or itching so maybe yours are different. They were gone in a few days but the doctor told me that they might even disappear by themselves so I don't know whether it was due to the ACV or not. In the meanwhile I have read about applying Vit. E on them, why not give it a try? And also taking more Vit. C to make your stools softer so that they don't get worse.

High Fiber Cereal  
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Posted by Rob (Myrtle Beach, SC) on 08/08/2006

[YEA]  Eat a bowl of high fiber cereal 1-2 times per day. Your hemorrhoids will go away in a couple days.

Homemade Pain Cream  

Posted by J. Polaco (Cape Town, S.A.) on 02/23/2015

Making your own pain cream and applying it around the affected area brings wonderful relief. I have been doing this for three years, mix three heaping Tbs. of aqueous cream and if you have Tylenol #3 crush the pill ( pulverize) it and add to cream. Mix well and it's better than any other product the doctor has prescribed, also than any over the counter med you can buy. Adding ibuprofen is an added plus.

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Posted by Rosalie (Huntingdon Valley, Pa) on 03/04/2015

[YEA]  The best treatment for hemorrhoids I have ever used is a homeopathic ointment called avenoc: it contains aesculus hippoastanium; collinsonia Canadensis and hamamellis virginiana. Buy it at health food store. It's a homeopathic remedy. Cured my surgery!

Horse Chestnut  
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Posted by Lorik (New Castle, Va (usa)) on 12/22/2010

Has anyone ever heard of using Horse Chestnut with Vit E, as a mixture and applying to hemorrhoids? A friend has suggested this, but I am unsure. Anyone who can help on this? Thanks! LoriK

Posted by Kea (Austin,Tx, Us) on 06/30/2010

[YEA]  Horse chestnut tablets, 3 times a day for 3 days and no more hemorrhoids!!! Guaranteed. It worked for both my sisters and my mother. They tried all the OTC products and nothing worked. I knew that Horsechestnut tablets worked for vein health and also know that hemorrohoids are a cluster of veins so I did a few experiments with family and 100 percent success rate everytime. You can buy horse chestnut tablets at a health food store (not to be confused with horsetail tablets) Try it, it works!

Posted by Amynmatt (Warrenton, VA) on 04/20/2009

[YEA]  I have suffered from hemorrhoids for years. Even had the laser treatment. They no longer bled, but still came back at times. I had a particularly bad one a few weeks ago. I tried may cures on this site including ACV, Listerine, and tea tree oil. Nothing helped, and the Listerine HURT! I had read that Horse Chestnut was good for varicose veins so I thought I would try it for the hemorrhoid. I could feel it working within an hour of taking it. I continued to take it morning and night. The hemorrhoid was gone in a matter of days. I now take it daily as a preventative.

Replied by Sunita
Markham, Ontario
What did you do, take the pills or apply a paste of the raw chestnut?
Replied by Ed2010
Oakville, Canada
So, How to take this Horse Chestnut? Can someone pls explain. There are lots of difference about horse chestnut and regular chestnut. The link below shows some insight:

Posted by Dennis (Marshall, OK) on 02/19/2007

[YEA]  I read on internet that taking horse chestnut orally will cure hemorrhoids, so I'm taking that right now and I think that it's working. Horse chestnut is also good for chronic venous insufficiency or swelling of the legs which was the main reason I was taking it in the first place. The swelling in my left leg is slowly subsiding but I think it's working for that also. Horse chestnut is good for also coughs, arthritis, and some other things I can't remember at this time.Pycnogenol is suppose to be better for hemorrhoids than horse chestnut, but I don't know, I'm just trying the horse chestnut for now, and if I'm not satisfied with the results, I will try pycnogenol instead, in which it's supposed to work better for leg swelling

Replied by Naga
Los Angeles, California, Usa
[YEA]   Hi Kea,

After I read what you said about trying horse chestnut, and I gave it a try, and It worked charmedly, 2 days after using it, 3 times a day, I could feel it was getting smaller, 3 days I didn't feel it anymore. I will drink it for a couple more days to make sure it's really gone away...

I am very happy now... I had been so stressed out for almost 1 1/2 month, I did try the medicine from my country, It was working before, but this time it just didn't work... And I ate very healthy, juice, everything soft, went to the doctor.. Spent a lot of time and money... Thank God... The hemorroids is gone...

but my hemorroids was small, it was just getting worse, I tried ACV also, but it only took away the pain, then I realized that the hemorroids got a scar (wound), then I applied some cream from my warehouse for the cut/wound, It healed the scar fast.

Thanks Kea and earthclinic...