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

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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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In brief: Hemorrhoids

In a small population of individuals, apple cider vinegar is apparently effective in treating both internal & external hemorrhoids.
Theory states drinking vinegar prevents growth of unfriendly bacteria in the digestive tract. Topically, apple cider vinegar is an effective blood coagulant-stops the bleeding as well as decreasing pain/itching.

In brief: Hemorrhoids

In a small population of individuals, apple cider vinegar is apparently effective in treating both internal & external hemorrhoids.
Theory states drinking vinegar prevents growth of unfriendly bacteria in the digestive tract. Topically, apple cider vinegar is an effective blood coagulant-stops the bleeding as well as decreasing pain/itching.
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