Hemorrhoids
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Vicks

11 User Reviews
5 star (10) 
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1 star (1) 
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Posted by Anonymous (USA)
5 out of 5 stars

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


Vitamin B-6

4 User Reviews
5 star (3) 
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1 star (1) 
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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.


Vitamin B-6
Posted by Ally (Kalamazoo, Michigan) on 02/12/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Vitamin B-6
Posted by Michele (Wolcott, Connecticut) on 06/24/2006
5 out of 5 stars

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

1 User Review
5 star (1) 
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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.


Yarrow

2 User Reviews
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4 star (1) 
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Posted by Guinnevtra (Memphis, TN) on 10/10/2014
4 out of 5 stars

I have had incredible pain with my hemorroids for a long time, since I gave birth to my six year old. Of course they always seemed better every time I arrived at my doc's office. I have tried ACV, but CANNOT stomach it without throwing up violently immediately afterwards, and it stings horribly if I apply it topically to my hemorroids. I have tried witch hazel, which has worked temporarily, for only about twenty minutes or so before the pain has come back. I am currently an Alt. Med. student, and have poured through my books looking for ANYTHING that may help, and a cold compress of Yarrow ground in a mortar and pestle with a tiny bit of water has helped with the pain and inflammation a lot! I lay down with the compress applied for about 20 minutes, and it eases the inflammation, stops the bleeding, and eases the pain exponentially! I can actually make a bowel movement afterwards!! I keep excess fluid from the mixture in a container in the fridge to dab at my hemorroids after bowel movements, and to keep it moist, which helps a lot. Yarrow also kills bacteria, which may cause an infection if you have a bleeding wound on your hemm. I hope that this helps someone. But remember, it is not a cure, it helps treat your symptoms. Once you have a hemorroid, it never goes away, it just shrinks and stops causing problems. You may not see it and it may not hurt, but it is still there.

Replied by Prioris
(Florida, US)
10/10/2014

Potassium brings relief to me. What have you tried?

Replied by Guinnevtra
(Memphis, US)
10/11/2014

I have been taking potassium for a long time, I have very low blood pressure and one of my teachers had mentioned that it helps with that. I don't really see any difference using potassium. It is painful enough that I may visit my doc again. I really rather not, but TN has laws about ND's, and they can't practice here.

Replied by Just Me
(Western Usa)
10/14/2014

I read on doctoryourself.com that vitamin E oil applied topically helps hemorroids. Other sites have recommended wheat germ oil or coconut oil topically. All have helped me

Replied by Just Me
(Western Usa)
10/14/2014

I read on doctoryourself.com that vitamin E oil applied topically helps hemorroids. Other sites have recommended wheat germ oil or coconut oil topically. All have helped me

Replied by Guinnevtra
(Tennessee, US)
10/15/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I have been experimenting with the yarrow recipe, and have used coconut oil as a carrier for the yarrow, and it has improved so much! I apply the balm after every B.M., after cleansing, and I can live without pain! I do the same thing to the yarrow as before, without the water, then add it to a clear container with the melted coconut oil and put it in a hot sunny window until the coconut oil turns green. Then I strain out most of the yarrow and pour it into a smaller opaque container and keep it in the fridge until it has re-solidified. This really works.

I have heard a lot of benefits using Vitamin E liquid, but we are on a very tight budget- really, really tight- and cannot spend any money. Thankfully I have been growing medicinal herbs, and harvesting some from the yard.


Zinc Oxide

3 User Reviews
5 star (3) 
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Posted by Itchytex (Dallas, Tx) on 05/13/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Zinc oxide had me better in a day. Up to this point I had tried hydrocortisone (rx brand for hems), vicks, acv, sitz baths, even ice. vicks and Apple Cider Vinegar seemed to help some, but the Apple Cider Vinegar left the area raw and ITCHY! I have had them cut out before in the doc's office, but was trying to avoid that this time.

Last night was constantly awakened by pain and itching. This morning after a BM that had me yelling in pain and then was so itchy, I started googling and came across zinc oxide. We had some in the form of a diaper rash cream "paste" and I put it on. By the time I got to work it was much better and I was not itchy all day. It was still tender and the bump was still physically there, but I would say 80% better.


Zinc Oxide
Posted by Otabek (Namangan, Uzbekistan) on 02/23/2010
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Zinc Oxide
Posted by Ken (Santa Cruz, CA) on 02/14/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for the great website! I will certainly try some of the suggested remedies. I would also like to share some of my experiences.

First of all, I'm NOT constipated. My bowel movements are remarkably predictable (daily, usually early morning) and strain-free. However, afterward, the hemorrhoids usually appear and will remain distended for hours UNLESS I perform my post-BM "ritual", which consists of lying face down on a flat surface and relaxing completely. I remain in this position for 5 or 10 minutes and during that time I can usually feel the hemorrhoids retract, after which I'm good to go.

This doesn't always work. When it doesn't, I apply a small blob of a product called Desitin. Sorry, I know I'm not supposed to submit product names, but this one is not widely known and is God's gift to hemorrhoid sufferers. It comes in a tube and is a white ointment containing zinc oxide. It won't cure the hemorrhoids, but it makes them a lot easier to live with. Don't confuse it with your toothpaste!

Another thing that has helped a lot: several years ago I visited a friend in Thailand. In that country and, I assume, many other Asian countries, most of the bathrooms are equipped with hoses that are used to clean the rectal area after a bowel movement. They are similar to the sprayers found on many kitchen sinks in the US, and those can probably be adapted for this purpose by a competent plumber or do-it-yourselfer. I brought one back with me from Thailand and I use it to clean up after a BM, followed by lightly patting the area dry with toilet paper. This is MUCH better than wiping with dry toilet paper, which just causes irritation and bleeding. You can also buy toilets with built-in bidets which serve the same purpose.

Replied by Aloha Granny
(Maui, Hawaii)
07/09/2020

Also, the best thing ever for me was purchasing a toilet seat bidet. Remove your existing toilet seat and replace with bidet toilet seat to your existing toilet. Search online for one that suits your budget and needs.