Hi catfish, taking psyllium husk (metamucil) with plenty of water daily will help soften the stool and improve the condition of hemorrhoids. Coconut oil can be applied topically to disinfect and sooth the affected area. It's also important not to strain during a bowel movement, as this will only make them worse.
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What I found works really well providing that they're internal tissues, is using a potato suppository.
The potato has an effect on the blood flow in the veins that line the tissue wall.
The veins have become varicose, ultimately allowing for backflow which is the reason for swelling and pain.
Pycnogenol Supplements Found Helpful in Easing Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids are one of those health conditions that are literally a pain in the you-know-what. But a new study has found that an antioxidant supplement can stop bleeding and significantly reduce pain from hemorrhoids.
Peter Rohdewald, PhD, of the University of Munster, Germany, and his colleagues treated 84 patients with Pycnogenol, an antioxidant complex extracted from the bark of French maritime pine trees, or placebos.
Treatment began within two days of an acute attack. One group was given 300mg of Pycnogenol daily for four days, followed by 150mg daily for three days. A second group received the same dosage but was also given a topical Pycnogenol cream to use. The placebo group was given an inactive supplement.
None of the patients taking Pycnogenol suffered from anal bleeding after seven days of supplements, and they remained free of bleeding when re-examined after another week. In addition, they had significant reductons in pain. Patients taking placebos also had reductions in pain but no decrease in bleeding.
Patients taking the Pycnogenol supplements and also using a topical cream had an especially fast and more pronounced recovery.
Pycnogenol contains antioxidant flavonoids, which are known to improve the integrity of blood vessel walls and to reduce permeability.
Reference: Belcaro G, Cesarone MR, Errichi B, et al. Pycnogenol treatment of acute hemorrhoidal episodes. Phytotherapy Research, 2009; dot 10.1002/ptr.3021.