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Aloe Vera Hemorrhoids
What to do when I have hemorrhoids.I use aloe vera for a very long time but doesn't work till now?
Aloe gel, made from the central part of the aloe leaf, is a common household remedy for minor cuts and burns, as well as sunburns. It can be found in many commercial skin lotions and cosmetics. Aloe contains active compounds that may decrease pain and inflammation and stimulate skin growth and repair. For this reason, aloe vera gel has gained tremendous popularity for relief of burns, with individual success in helping minor burns. In one study, burn sites treated with aloe healed completely in less than 16 days compared to 19 days for sites treated with silver sulfadiazine. In a review of the scientific literature, researchers found that patients who were treated with aloe vera healed an average of almost 9 days sooner than those who weren't treated with the medicinal plant. However, other studies show mixed results, including at least one study that found aloe actually delayed healing. Aloe is best used for minor burns and skin irritations, and should never be applied ...Read more
I'm 39 weeks pregnant with two painful hemorrhoids that won't go away. Bought a bottle of witch hazel with aloe Vera and rose petal water. Good or bad?
Be careful: witch hazel can be soothing but frequent use could cause contact/irritant dermatitis. Same goes for the other two. If you don't use more than 3-4 times a day it is probably ok. Try warm sitz bath, and practice kegel exercise for your anus like you would for your vagina. Before and after a bowel movement, apply Boudreaux's butt paste, which you will need for your baby anyway. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Constipated for almost a week. Able to go a little bit. Have hemorrhoids. Is miralax safe? Wiped and saw a tiny bit of pink blood. Miralax or aloe jui
Yes: Miralax is safe for constipation but instructions on the bottle advise only one dose daily--this is so you will talk to your doctor if you have severe constipation. Most people have constipation every so often, which is usually lack of fiber in their diet. Long term constipation can happen for different reasons so if this is a chronic problem, or if you can't poop pretty soon see your doctor ...Read more
Yes, but better Rx: Aloe may provide some relief but if symptomatic, there are better preparations that often include a corticosteroid such as Hydrocortisone (anusert, anusol, proctosol). In addition, getting to the root of what causes hemorrhoids (constipation, not sufficient fiber, not enough water intake, not enough exercise) should be taken into account to reduce the severity of hemorrhoids. ...Read more
Aloe Vera: Aloe vera has been purported to topically treat: skin wounds, burns, blisters, insect bites, rashes, sores, herpes, urticaria, fungus, dry skin, allergic reactions, acne, sunburn, frostbite, psoriasis, eczema, wrinkles from aging, rosacea, warts, and vaginal infections. Oral aloe vera is purported to help: congestion, indigestion, stomach ulcers, colitis, hemorrhoids, kidney infections and prostate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The Aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years to heal a variety of conditions, most notably burns, wounds, skin irritations, and constipation. It is grown in most subtropical and tropical locations, including South Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Aloe was one of the most frequently prescribed medicines throughout most of the 18th and 19th centuries and it remains one of the most commonly used herbs in the United States today. However, oral use of aloe for constipation is no longer recommended, as it can ...Read more
The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...Read more
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