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Hemorrhoid Treatment

witch hazel: herbs.

Treatment for hemorrhoids mostly something that you can take on your own, such as lifestyle modifications. But sometimes medications or surgical procedures are necessary.


  • Over the counter corticosteroid creams, ointments, or pads can help reduce pain and swelling. Hemorrhoid creams with lidocaine (also available over the counter) can reduce pain.
  • Stool softeners help reduce straining during bowel movements and prevent hard stools.
  • Bulk laxatives help prevent hard stools and constipation.

Surgical procedures
If other procedures haven’t been successful or you have large hemorrhoids, your doctor may recommend a surgical procedure. Surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis or you may need to stay in the hospital overnight.

The use of herbs is a time honored approach to strengthening the body and treating disease, Herbs, however, can trigger side effects and can interact with the other herbs, supplements, or medications. For these reasons, you should take herbs with care, under supervision of a health care practitioner. Several herbs which usually use for hemorrhoid’s treatments are: witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana), Goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea), Gotu kola (Centella asiatica), Yarrow (Achillea millefolium).



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