How can I use witch hazel for hemorrhoids?

Alcohol-free kind. There are many witch hazel products, but you want an alcohol-free one for hemorrhoids or it will burn. Thayer's has several kinds that you can get at health food stores -- i've even seen the pads for sale on amazon.Com. You simply apply the pads several times daily, & after wiping/cleansing after each bowel movement. The liquid can be put on a cotton ball and dabbed in the same way.

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How often can I use tucks (witch hazel) for hemorrhoids?

I prefer None. Tucks have alcohol and witch hazel which i prefer not to use. Kleenex cottonelle moist wipes or fleet brand wipes or prep h wipes are better choices and no limits on their use. Read more...

Had external hemorrhoid for about 2 yrs now. I use witch hazel. Is there anything else I can do to make it go away without surgery? Any daily routine?

Conservative treat. Most likely warm sitz baths and a steroid cream or foam.Witch hazel is an astringent, potentially harmful on mucous membranes. Read more...

How does witch hazel work on hemorrhoid swelling?

A natural astringent. Witch hazel is a very effective natural astringent (substance that tends to shrink tissues when applied topically) to treat symptoms of external hemorrhoidal disease. It is particularly effective for itching and burning symptoms. It may ameliorate light bleeding as well from external hemorrhoids, but any rectal bleeding should be evaluated by a physician and may lead to colonoscopy. Read more...
Witch Hazel. Witch hazel is a plant extract which was used medicinally by American Indians. It has astringent & antioxidant qualities & has been used to reduce swelling. Witch hazel products that do not contain alcohol may be gentler on the skin. Read more...

Is it ok to use 100% witch hazel astringent on hemorrhoids?

Here are some... This astringent preparation has been exclusively used to constrict skin pores to make skin smoother; so its use for hemorrhoids may induce similar effect which would vary among individual. Hence, you may try and see; if not better or even worsening, stop and seek pro-evaluation & counseling. Nonetheless, it's still most advisable to work and be counseled with Doc before its use for hemorrhoids. Read more...

How to get rid of external hemorrhoids? Witch hazel?

Yes for symptoms. Time will fix most hemorrhoids because they go away by themselves. The witch hazel treats the irritation associated with hemorrhoids until they go away by themselves. Best to treat the underlying cause excessive straining with bowel movements traumatic bowel movements and excessive sitting in a position that creates increased pressure in the anal area. Read more...
No. You can never remove all of the external hemorrhoids even with surgery. What most people think are external hemorrhoids are actually residual benign skin tags from prior hemorrhoidal flares. I personally do not recommend witch hazel ever, as many people will develop a sensitivity reaction, like an allergic reaction, to it after repeated use. Read more...

Does tucks (witch hazel) get rid of hemorrhoids or just soothe them?

Soothe. It just soothe them. Once hemorrhoids present, you need a procedure to get rid. The procedure used will depend on size of hemorrhoids. Read more...
Neither. I don't recommend tucks due to the alcohol and witch hazel. However they can soothe to some extent. I recommend kleenex cottonelle wipes as a better alternative. Read more...