Vicks vapor rub for hemroids?

Kenneth Asked: Vicks vapor rub for hemroids?

Does Vicks vapor rub work for hemroids? I've heard a few people say it works pretty well for them. What do you think?

Answers:

Eternityjah Answered:
Ouch. I wouldn't. Try witchhazel.



Katy Answered:
I suffer terrible from Herod's and constipation I tried lots or stuff .I got suppositories from my Doctor and I drink a glass of prune juice every night much better now



Marc Answered:
If you put that on hemorrhoids you will have invented a new way to launch people into outer space!

It is also indicated on the label that the product is not to be applied to mucous membranes. Topical witch hazel is good to reduce the inflammation and swelling associated with hemorrhoids.



Life Has Choices Answered:
I have never heard of that being a remedy for hemorrhoids. Here are some home remedies I did find.

Change Your Diet
Straining on the toilet aggravates hemorrhoids. To soften your stool and make it easier to pass, eat 25 to 35 g of fiber and drink 6 to 8 glasses of water every day (a glass equals 8 ounces).

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Wipe Gently
Regular toilet paper can irritate hemorrhoids. Use white, unscented toilet paper dampened by water, or use unscented toilet wipes. Alternately, you can shower your anal area after each bowel movement.

Since a regular chair adds pressure to the anal area, you can avoid the pinched feeling that aggravates your hemorrhoids by sitting on a donut cushion, which has no middle. These cushions are useful if you sit a lot, and they can be found in medical supply and drugstores.

Take a Sitz Bath
Fill the bathtub with 4 inches of warm water and sit in the water, with your knees raised to allow the water access. This eases the pain and increases blood flow to the hemorrhoids, which can shrink the veins.

Apply Witch Hazel
Witch hazel soothes hemorrhoids and shrinks swollen veins. Witch hazel comes in convenient and affordable pads sold in drugstores. Or put witch hazel on a clean cotton ball and press it against your hemorrhoids 3 times a day.

Cure the Itch with Baking Soda
Doctors discourage scratching hemorrhoids, because scratching can cause damage to the walls. If the itching is too much for you, place a small amount of baking soda on the hemorrhoids. Use baking soda wet (as a paste or in a sitz bath) or dry.

Read more: Home Remedies for Hemorrhoids | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/facts_4967203_home-r



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