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Top Home Remedies for Hemorrhoids

The "Pushing Them Back In" Technique

Posted by Emilio (Miami FL)
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As to hemorrhoids the ones that are external, in other words that you can feel with your fingers. you can try putting any natural or over the counter ointment on them. eventually the hemorrhoids will retract and go back in to the body. But this could take hours sometimes and in the mean time there is pain. If quick relief is what you want take a shower and clean the area good with any soap. Ivory soap is good its 99% soap no oils or perfumes. after you are clean while in shower apply good amount of soap thru fingers. This will act like lubricant and gently with your middle finger not using your nails! push them back in! this works all the time the pain will leave you immediately. This was told to me by a nurse and till this day it works. Just remember -- change your eating habits cause you will get them again or operate them if you don't want to go thru hassle of always having to push them back in...


Turmeric

Posted by Joanne (Leeds) on 12/24/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I have had an anal fissure along with internal piles for the last year. I cured myself for 5 months and have had some relapses in between. I initially started using the nitroglycerin ointment prescribed by the doctors, for 6 weeks to widen blood vessels and allow the area to heal. I got the headaches that were a side effect but nothing worse than the pain of the fissure and hemorrhoids. But a month after the fissure re tore and got the piles back to. I guess this was because I had high rectal pressure and a very dry anus.

So through experimenting I found turmeric powder mixed with either of these things; aloe Vera, castor oil, olive oil, tea tree oil, witch hazel, vitamin e oil - was helping. I would apply it directly to my fissure and piles every day once in the morning and evening. Lay on my side and let it soak in. Tumeric is a god send!!!

Occasionally I would crush half a piece of garlic coat it in oil and put this on my bum.. I wouldn't leave it on for longer than 10 minutes. I tried the apple cider vinegar topically which actually didn't work for me but I think that's because I have an internal pile so will have to drink the apple cider vinegar in water.

I have bought rutin and vitamin b6. Rutin I eat twice a day and vitamin b6 once. This apparently strengthens the colon wall which is what you want. I have upped my vitamin c and cod liver oil which I have found helps. Also, I am anemic which affects my red blood cells inevitably affecting the healing and inflammation. So it is important to know if your iron levels are ok..

I have upped my fibre (research soluble and insoluble fibre) I drink loads of water, I have found apples to be great. Started to drink green, peppermint tea which is good for your gut. Also eating garlic in yogurt(probiotic) 2-4 times a week. Having 2 sitz baths a day and massaging my bum, putting a hot water bottle on my bum so that I am relaxing muscles so that I can heal.. Changing your mindset is also important. I know it's easier said than done but try not to stress. I sit in a squatting position and always make sure my bum is clean but moisturised and lathered with Vaseline or aloe vera or oil because it promotes healing.. oddly enough I didn't find coconut oil worked for me because it acted as a coating but didn't moisturise or allow me to heal as it was acting as a barrier. I think keeping in the routine of doing these things is important to prevent reoccurrence.


Posted by Sick Of Hems (Singapore) on 04/13/2013
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Hi all. Hems, how annoying. I endured an internal one that would present itself during bowel movements with depressing regularity. Such an annoying and bothersome condition because you're daily reminded about it. Acv, coconut oil, garlic orally and suppository, more fibre, more water, more fruit, more exercise, molasses, cayenne you name it. I tried all of the things I read about here and sure I'm probably more healthy because of it but over a couple of years I have not seen any improvement.... Until about a week ago I started taking Tumeric. I cannot say for sure that it is the singular factor but the correlation of significant improvement with this condition and taking tumeric seems too close to ignore. I say improvement only because I'm still finding it hard to believe that the condition may actually be fixed as I approach with trepidation, every passing motion. People are here because, I guess like me, they prefer natural remedies, don't want surgery and aren't having luck with chemist bought stuff. If you've got hems you've probably done a stack of research and realise that why we get them is still open to conjecture. Some say candida, some say not enough fibre, straining on the toilet etc, in some way I guess you could link them all up as digestive. I'm not a doctor and the stuff I'm reading about Tumeric/Curcurmin talks about how it's anti inflammatory , antic bacterial and a natural liver detoxifier as well as a bunch of other ways its good for you. Anyway I just thought I'd add my experience to the list.

I take a couple of 500mg Tumeric/curcumin tablets with meals every day and after a few days I was surprised by an improvement ( I wasnt taking it explicitly for hemms ) and then after around a week things seem to have at least 90 percent improved, I say 90 percent, maybe its a 100 it's just that after a couple of years with it it's difficult to know what a "normal" bowel movement without a hemm appearing feels like. Anyway if you find yourself in a similar position to me you might want to give Tumeric/curcumin a try. The last thing I wanted to do was subject myself to surgery because of it. It's an annoying condition, like many I suppose, because its depressing and a constant annoyance but hopefully this is the factor that helped me and with many luck you too. Good luck and be patient finding something that will work.


Posted by Joanne (Battle Ground, Wa) on 10/16/2010
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I started taking turmeric for it's medicinal effects, and with great surprise and three weeks later, I no longer have hemorrhoids. I take 1160 mg a day in capsule form. I have tried everything, including ACV and other remedies. This works!


Vicks

Posted by M (New Jersey) on 11/21/2020
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I just had the biggest hemorrhoid ever. I couldn't close my legs or walk or sit or lay down or stand, or even wear underwear and tighter pants. It was the size of a peach pit and protruded out from my cheeks. I wanted to scream. I desperately tried ACV, sitz baths, castor oil, iodine, aloe. The castor oil soothed it a little, but didn't reduce the size of this raging behemoth. ACV didn't do anything and diluted iodine just burned. Aloe went inside my hole by accident and really stung inside all night long. The sitz baths felt good while doing them, but when I dried off, it was back to normal for ol rhoidy. Vicks is the only thing that has soothed it within a minute of application, and decreased the size by half overnight. I was able to walk, sit, and wear underwear again! In three days it went from the size of a peach pit to a small peanut. I could cry; I am so appreciative.

NOTE: I originally had a can of knock-off Vicks from Amazon (bought a while ago) that did not work at all. Why? It did not have turpentine. Turpentine is the key ingredient. I found that out from my sister and immediately went to the store and bought Vicks, and that was the key. A lot of store brands comparable to Vicks do have turpentine, but you have to check those ingredients!

Replied by GertJr
Madison
11/22/2020

You should keep some Witch Hazel (near the rubbing alcohol in the store) on hand. It is an astringent and can reduce hemmorhoids, for awhile at least. I keep it in the fridge, the cold feels so good. For a large rhoid, soak a cotton ball or wad of gauze with it, place it on the rhoid and see if your cheeks won't hold it in place because then you can put on underwear and keep it in place for a long time.

Love real health news
UT
11/22/2020

Be sure to get the Witch Hazel withOUT alcohol.. you have to read the label.. I have found some in some health food stores and on Amazon.

Replied by Ingo
CA
11/22/2020

OMG, I hope one of these remedies work, I'm in so much pain I can't sleep. There's no position where it doesn't hurt like hell, it's been like this for weeks. I'm terrified of surgery and have no insurance either, and I don't want to become addicted to painkillers. Hope I don't have to spend the rest of my life like this.

Replied by Charity
Faithville, Us
11/22/2020

At walmart ,near the feminine pads is a section with cream for yeast infections. Next to it is a cream called vagicaine. It numbs the area. Buy some witch hazel to shrink the hemorrhoid. Buy some yeast cream to put in the rectum just in case you have some imbalance there. Buy some store brand colace to get rid of any constipation. Buy a freezer gel pack to ice the area. Buy two so one can freeze while you use the other. If you are miserable, get in the tub, drink 16 ounces of water and lemon, orange or pineapple. The bath water will trick your brain into thinking the pain is coming from a larger area and shrink the signals. Blessings, Charity. Sit on a core ball.....

Replied by Beverlie G
Edmonton AB
11/22/2020

Look up Dr. Eric Berg on Youtube. Bile Salts (aka Ox Bile) will help in many ways to calm digestive tract, soften stool, encourage healthy bacteria, decongest liver and much more.

Replied by Steve East
EC's Facebook Page
11/22/2020

@Ingo

Piles are caused usually by the parasite Pinworm! Now pinworm is one of the hardest to remove ... but a course of Clark Fx ( the 3 herbs cloves, wormwood and green Hull of Black Walnut) .... dose 3 times a day for 30 days ..then weekly maintenance doses along with a more alkaline diet! Now Parasites carry virus and bacteria ... so beware possible infections during treatment! Read Dr Hulda Clark!

Replied by Helaku P.
EC's Facebook Page
11/22/2020

@Ingo,

I had hemorrhoids, it was caused by food with lack of fibers: mashed potatoes, tomato paste, white rice, etc. Cooked food can soften the fiber and make transit harder. Avoid or limit coffee, gluten is harsh on intestines, it makes them porous.

It all went away, but : use hemorrhoid cream, do not use toilet paper they are too harsh, I use reusable cloth. Avoid walking too much during crisis if possible it hurts.

Replied by GertJr
Madison
11/23/2020

I am really concerned with all these people who equate hemorrhoids with lack of fiber. I have ibsd, never constipated, and the diarrhea will sure trigger hemis. Adding fiber just makes it worse in my case. And don't overlook the fact that ibsd or constipation can result from factors beyond your control, such as medical conditions. I had radiation twice in my life, once while still in the womb. Since I have done everything I can do for the last 60 years to overcome the diarrhea and nothing has worked, I conclude that the radiation, beyond my control, is a factor. I also had several concussions as a young child and head trauma is also a factor. Any remedies for that, and I'll listen.

Charity
Faithville, Us
11/23/2020

Hi GertJr,

I am currently studying to override original programming from womb to at 7. Dr. Joe Dispenza and Dr. Lipton put some keys in my hand and I'm not sure yet which doors they unlock but I will be trying them out. One is that your subconscious mind is your body and is 95 percent of the brain you live in. 5 percent is your reasoning brain that does research, watches movies and get inspired but connot change the 95% except in the hypno state 1/2 before sleep and 1/2 hour before waking. That has to be done intentionally or it will never happen. My issues from trauma are my body is addicted to cortisol and I need to give it more endorphins from good vibrations to override that addiction to change it's energy source. Fear or faith doors are what they are . Fear stops digestion. I just learned this in the last 10 days of studies, so I have lots of application to figure out. My other limit is I am a Jesus freak so I have to be careful to not get involved in occult issues while I am trying to heal myself. I am BODY MIND & SPIRIT and can't heal without all three areas addressed. Loveyou GertJr, sorry if my colace comment set you off. I had C-Diff for over half a year battle and couldn't eat a cracker without a toilet nearby. Normally I need Ox bile daily and kefir or all movement stops in my intestines. Running from my trauma.

Replied by GertJr
Madison
11/23/2020

Oh, Charity, you didn't set me off. I just wanted to open people's minds to other possibilities, in my clumsy way. For example, how many men comment that hard stool is the only factor. They've never had a hemi pop out as they were giving birth, now, have they? Just wanted to point out that there are many ways to get this problem.

Replied by Charity
faithville, Us
11/23/2020

Hi GertJr, I have had plenty of clumsy of my own, No worries : ) Love, Charity

Replied by Art
California
11/24/2020
777 posts

GertJr,

With diarrhea, hemorrhoids can be caused by sitting on the toilet frequently for extended periods of time as you wait for the diarrhea to stop. The hard seat significantly reduces normal blood flow to the area which can cause hemorrhoids.

Have you looked into LDN or high dose melatonin(HDM) for the IBS-D. Low dose melatonin may be useful for IBS-C.

Art

Replied by GertJr
Madison
11/25/2020

Art, no I haven't heard that high dose melatonin could help. Is the help temporary or more permanent? And, what dosage are we talking about here? I'm willing to try that. I had looked at the LDN some time ago and don't remember why I didn't try it, is it by prescription? That's usually the only thing that stops me from trying something. Thanks again for all your help.

Replied by Art
California
11/25/2020
777 posts

The LDN is the one to try first as it has a fairly good track record with IBS/Crohn's disease and although it is helpful for many other diseases, it has shown the most benefit with IBS. The melatonin would be the second choice as there is a chance it can exacerbate the diarrhea.

LDN is by prescription, but it is very mild and slow acting. I've used it in the past and it did not give me any problems.

Art

Replied by Charity
Faithville, Us
12/05/2020

I was thinking about my daughter in law when I went to bed, she is very ill right now with pneumonia and covid and I woke up and saw a large white cup and felt like it had slippery elm tea in it. I didn't know that was a tea but I do take the herb for digestion issues. It works on mucus, sore throat, burns and the pre and pro biotics and many other things if you google it. Good for crohns, IBS, hemorrhoids

Replied by Deirdre
CT
12/09/2020

Hi Charity,

So sorry to hear about your daughter who is very ill with pneumonia. Please let us know how she's doing.

Sending lots of prayers and good thoughts/energy for her speedy recovery.

Charity
faithville, Us
12/09/2020

Her ( my son's wife) oxygen levels have risen and they took her off that today and now they are waiting to see how well she can walk, before releasing her from hospital. She had other health issues prior. I asked a friend to pray and he put her on a prayer chain. I pray thankful prayers. (It is finished, praise the Lord) I can't speak into my families lives because a prophet is of no effect among his own. Light is coming into all the dark places and truth will rise up and overtake every hidden thing. Thank you for your prayers and concerns. Blessings, Charity


Posted by Isabel (Tampa, FL) on 09/02/2014
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Last week my hemorrhoids were very bad, spend more than $30.00 on pH and did nothing for me. Somebody told me to use vick vaporub, the pain and the swelling were gone within 1 hour.

Replied by Reina
Miami
10/21/2016
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Less than one hour, pain, itching, swelling, uncomfortability from runner's hemorrhoids gone! YES!


Posted by Diane (Streetsboro, Ohio) on 01/08/2009
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When I had my first child I had a terrible case of hemmoroids. I was told to apply Vicks Vapor Rub to them by a nurse's aid.(Yes..an aid! She said her grandmother told her about this) Anyhow,when I was discharged I went home and tried it. The cooling effect of the menthol cured the itching and after about a week they actually did shrink and go away!

Replied by Deehee
Usa
09/06/2013
1 out of 5 stars

Vicks set my rear on fire and made my 'roid bleed (it wasn't bleeding before). Do not use Vicks on genital areas if you are sensitive to menthol or camphor.

Replied by Doris
Manteca, Ca
04/20/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Vicks worked for me; 4 day of H never helped but 2 days of Vicks and it cured it. I even had a hard BM after and no return of roid

Replied by Milagros
Syracuse, Ny
02/04/2016

I've been having hemorrhoids a lot since I'm always constipated (bad diet), anyways I read in several places about the Vicks and I was hesitant to try it, but I was so much in pain and nothing else was working that decided to try it. Thanks to everyone that gave this advice the pain is gone I just started today so hopefully it will also help them to go away(fingers cross).


Posted by Vella (Albany, NY) on 12/07/2008
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I've recently bought organic ACV and have been drinking a cup with luke warm water every day for almost one week. I can't say that I've experienced any noticeable effects yet, but I do like the tangy, mildy sweet taste of it. A couple of times I heated the water a bit more and added raw honey to satisfy my sweet tooth. For me that's like having a cup of tea and is very enjoyable.

I've suffered miserably with hemorroid flareups for the last 10 years (since the birth of my 3rd child). For the last couple of years I've been having a great deal of bleeding in addition to the severe pain. I've been putting off the surgery suggested to me by several doctors and decided to look for alternative methods to manage and hopefully cure this painful condition.

I tried Vick's as suggested on this site when I was out of Prep H and plus I felt that it has been losing its efficacy on me. Vick's was like a wonder drug and shrunk the swelling way faster and more effectively than Prep H. I had already been applying aloe gel as I was aware of its healing and soothing properties. The combination of the 2 made me feel 100% better. My only problem now is that the protrusions return after each BM. I'm hoping that eventually my body will heal to the point that they don't return. I used to like to do strength training (I'm a woman and was only using 5-10 pound weights) but had to abandon it because of the pressure it put on my roids and caused me to have really bad flareups after each workout. I would love to be able to return to strength training.

Bye bye and God Bless!

Replied by Yael Mor
Israel
10/12/2016

Most of my life I had bee avoiding eating products of white flour. A little haemmorrhoids I could massage away with some natural ointment.

And then I spent Rosh Hashanah with my grandchildren. Eating white chala very evening, and honey cake whenever I got hungry. Back at home: really and epidemic of hemmorrhoids! Now I am going through all the list of natural remedies to heal them away.

Why I reply to this post? You might heal fast and completely if you avoid bread or any other bakery of white flour, or even any other flour for a time. Also stay away from barley and quaker oats.

I would be glad to hear whether my advice was of use.

Please let me know.

Yael Mor

Replied by Reina
Miami
10/21/2016

I knew it! I had not had a flareup in years; of runner's hemorrhoids. well I ate raw oats (w/grapefruit juice as the 'milk') because it gives me a lot of power to run and have been suffering a major flare up. NO MAS! Thank you for your insightful advice!


Posted by Texan (Seattle) on 12/09/2006
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Vick's VapoRub cures Hemorrhoids. WORKED FOR ME!


Posted by Harry (Tucson, AZ) on 10/16/2005
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After suffering with hemorrhoids for years, I took to my sister's advice. Apply a little mentholatum every day!! I have not suffered since. Maybe not for everyone, but sure was effective for me.

Replied by Anthony
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
07/29/2013

i tried it. It's a cool feel. I use vick vapor rub, it has mentholatum in it


Posted by Anonymous (USA)
5 out of 5 stars

vicks vapor rub cures hemorrhoids fast! but will burn ! but worth it


Vitamin B-6

Posted by Slim2483 (West Sacramento, Ca, Usa) on 09/20/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I had hemorrhoids once, took b-6 for two days, gone. 2 pills 100mg each. Total 4 pills.


Posted by Ally (Kalamazoo, Michigan) on 02/12/2008
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I too have had hemorrhoids and fissures for 9 years, tried everything on the market including' ACV, cocconut oil was about to go for surgery and read about vitamin B6. I took 50 mg of B6 after meals. It took 3 weeks for this to work, but I noticed a big difference in 3 days. I am now free of this very painful mess and it has been 6 months. If you have a relapse just go to the B6 bottle. I just want to thank Michele who wrote in about B6, on this site.

Replied by Anonymous
Birmingham, England
07/01/2008

Having read some information about B6 helping for anal fssures, I saw an article detailing B6 symptoms as including cracking of the corner of mouths. Seems remarkably similar problem. I have had that and hems. My nerves are getting bad again and this too is symptom of B6 deficiency. I am also detoxing Mercury using ALA. I read somewhere B6 is depleted faster when using amino acids but could not find any particular reference to ALA.


Posted by Michele (Wolcott, Connecticut) on 06/24/2006
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I never had hemorrhoids until I had children. I don't remember how I learned about the B-6, but I tried it and it worked great. Taking an extra Vitamin B-6 each day. I take 100 mg of B-6 each day and they stay away.

Replied by Jualsy
Torrevieja, Spain
07/09/2008
1 out of 5 stars

Warning

Don't ever make the mistake of isolating the B vitamins, for whatever reason. They are synergistic....they all need each other. If you take one in a strong dose for any particular reason, take a smalled B complex tablet too so that they are all present. Large doses of isolated B vitamins have side effects. Wonderful Vits, but all needed to be present to work permanently.

Replied by Vickie
Spokane, WA State
12/26/2008

My doctor has me taking a high dose of B-2 as one of the supplements for my migraines. I have been doing this for almost a year without taking any other B vitamins and have had no side effects. On another note, I have just started the ACV for migraine prevention. It sure helped me today!

Replied by Mara
Portland, Usa
08/28/2009

Julasy makes a very good point. B-vitamins are indeed found in nature in a complex. However, unless someone has a health condition that contradicts this, they *can* be taken separately in *therapeutic* does for *therapeutic* reasons. Indeed, it's helpful to take even therapeutic doses along with a B-complex supplement. But this is not mandatory, especially in an emergency. Or if there is some reason a whole complex cannot be taken. If uncertain get at least 3 opinions from health care practitioners who are trained and have actual experience with this kind of therapy.

Mara, an RN from Oregon


White Vinegar and Salt

Posted by John (McMinnville, OR) on 08/27/2006
5 out of 5 stars

This is a hemorrhoid cure given to me by an older chiropractor in Tallahassee, Florida. Pour a cup of white vinegar into a sauce pan and bring it to a boil. Turn of the heat and add enough salt to form a supersaturated solution. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature and, using cotton swabs, apply the mixture to the afflicted area. Do this two or three times a day until the hemorrhoids have shrunken The cure does sting a bit, but a little pain far outweighs the benefits of this procedure.



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