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Does apple cider vinegar really work on hemorrhoids? Told to bathe in it

Does apple cider vinegar really work on hemorrhoids? Told to bathe in it

YOW!!: Don't believe everything you hear. This would be ineffective at best, and could cause significant irritation to the perianal skin at worst. The basics: increase dietary fiber and fluid (especially water). Avoid straining at stool. Sitz baths are soothing. Stiil ahve concerns? See a colorectal surgeon for an examination and management. ...Read more

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Bathing (Definition)

Anything dropped in a fluid filled compartment is said to be bathing. The most common is the human body in a tub, but you can bathe your arm or leg at certain times (and your pets). Food soaked in savory fluid is also said to be bathing (such as bathing rama ...Read more


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Could apple cider vinegar heal external hemorrhoids?

Could apple cider vinegar heal external hemorrhoids?

External hemorrhoids: No. Apple cider vinegar cannot heal external hemorrhoids. Avoid constipation and bearing down, avoid sitting for extended periods of time without getting up to walk around, and see a doctor if you experience symptoms of any consequence. ...Read more

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This is my first external hemorrhoid, will it just go away on its own? I've been using apple cider vinegar and witch hazel and will start Epsom baths

This is my first external hemorrhoid, will it just go away on its own? I've been using apple cider vinegar and witch hazel and will start Epsom baths

@ 31, it would B-: - best 2 have it evald by Ur GYN or PCP. It most likely will not get better. Ur treatment 2 date is 4 symptomatic relief. It may B best 2 have it removed by a general surgeon, especially if it persists or gets more symptomatic . ...Read more

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If i take a bath in apple cider vinegar (diluted) after he ejaculates in me does this cut the chances of bv?

If i take a bath in apple cider vinegar (diluted) after he ejaculates in me does this cut the chances of bv?

No: Bv is naturally in your vagina, along with "yeast." when one or the other gets off balance, the other will 'over grow'. People think of BV and yeast as infections, but they are really just overgrowth of something normal. The fishy smell after intercourse (sex) is as much the semen as it is you. Use condoms to help with that and for safer sex! if you need treatment for bv, see a doctor 1st. ...Read more

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Is it safe bathing in apple cider vinegar during your menstrual cycle?

Is it safe bathing in apple cider vinegar during your menstrual cycle?

Why not?: I don't see any reason it would not be any more or less safe than bathing in apple cider vinegar any other day of the year. ...Read more

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To treat bv, does bathing in warm water mixed with apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil treat cure the infection? Any suggestions?

To treat bv, does bathing in warm water mixed with apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil treat cure the infection? Any suggestions?

Antibiotics v yogurt: Bacterial vaginosis is an imbalance in vaginal bacteria. Standard treatment is antibiotics, not bathing as described so go see family doc or gynecologist. There is some evidence that eating yogurt w/lactobacilli might help restore balance but studies aren't definitive. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/bacterial-vaginosis/ds01193 & http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/bv/stdfact-bacterial-vaginosis.Htm. ...Read more

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Can apple cider vinegar really work for skin disorders?

Can apple cider vinegar really work for skin disorders?

Skin: There are typically better prescription and sometimes over the counter treatments available for a wide range of skin conditions . See a dermatologist for diagnosing the skin condition and recommending a good treatment plan. ...Read more

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Does apple cider vinegar really work on getting rid of foot fungus?

Does apple cider vinegar really work on getting rid of foot fungus?

Not bad.: The vinegar is an acid, which most opportunistic fungus and bacteria don't like to live in! the issue is that it often can't penetrate the nail enough to get to all of the fungus. There are oral medicines and a couple topical solutions that are fda approved for this condition. See a podiatrist for all the options that may be best for you. ...Read more

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I heard about apple cider vinegar, honey, garlic, etc. But does that really work for mole removal?

I heard about apple cider vinegar, honey, garlic, etc. But does that really work for mole removal?

Apple cider claims: Some claim that protecting tha surrounding skin with vaseline and daily application with apple cidef vineger will remove the mole. But before doing it check with your doctor if it is safe to do it. ...Read more

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Can apple cider vinegar be used for bloating? Do capsules work?

Can apple cider vinegar be used for bloating? Do capsules work?

Probably not, but...: When you say bloating are you relating expansion of your abdominal circumference to feelings of distension, fluid retention, constipation, overeating, or do you feel pregnant? Hard to answer your question without further information and clarity. Over what period of time have you noted the swelling--minutes or months, and what are your underlying medical problems (alcohol, liver ;/or gut disease). ...Read more

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How effective does apple cider vinegar work on acne?

How effective does apple cider vinegar work on acne?

Not very: Use this only as an adjunct. Your best start is topical benzoyl peroxide. If this isn't working, get with your physician. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there a way to raise HDL and lower HDL cholesterol besides taking statins. Been reading some forums about apple cider vinegar and it seems to work?

Is there a way to raise HDL and lower HDL cholesterol besides taking statins. Been reading some forums about apple cider vinegar and it seems to work?

Eat healthy/Exercise: Do not get into any of the stuff you are talking about. Go after the proven interventions. Eat low fat -plant based diet and exercise daily. These interventions will lower your LDL and increase the HDL level(use of unsaturated fats found in fish, nuts and in avocados) can also help. Avoid saturated fats(found in dairy products and in animal fats/meats). ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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