Epsom Salt Bath For Hemorrhoids

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does soaking in an epsom salt bath help hemorrhoids?
    While waiting to get in to a specialist my friend was told to soak in a warm bath to relieve hemorrhoid pain, it doesnt help, can epsom salt be added to the bath for someone with this problem, Would the salt make it worse? Thanks for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      Epsom salt baths do help with hemorrhoids.

      A Seitz bath fits over the toilet. For this treatment you will need one plastic tub with warm water. You can get one at a medical supply store or some pharmacies. It is suggested to use this treatment for 15 minutes three times in a day. This treatment will reduce pain and swelling most effectively, as this is an easier treatment for hemorrhoid relief. Or you could just buy some Epsom salts, and put them in a bath, then sit there for ten minutes to gain A Seitz bath fits over the toilet. For this treatment you will need one plastic tub with warm water. You can get one at a medical supply store or some pharmacies. It is suggested to use this treatment for 15 minutes three times in a day. This treatment will reduce pain and swelling most effectively, as this is an easier treatment for hemorrhoid relief. *****Or you could just buy some Epsom salts, and put them in a bath, then sit there for ten minutes to gain hemorrhoid relief, longer if necessary.*****

  2. QUESTION:
    How much Epsom Salt should be used for Hemorrhoids?
    My husband has them bad and his rectum is starting to bleed. How much epsom salt should I put in a full bath with him?

    • ANSWER:
      About 1/2 cup per gallon. This adds up to a pretty large volume of salt, so many people use a smaller container within the bathtub. A new kitty litter box works great.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is the best thing to put in a sitz bath for hemorrhoids?
    i have really bad hemorrhoids and need to find some relief. i don't have an actual sitz bath, but read that you can just sit in your regular bathtub and even put things like salt, vinegar, and witch hazel for different benefits depending on what you add. what is the best thing to put in a bath for hemorrhoids?

    • ANSWER:
      Apple Cider Vinegar... or Apple Cider Vinegar and Epsom Salt.

  4. QUESTION:
    What should I do about chronic hemorrhoids?
    I'm only 21 years old, and the last couple of times I had a bowel movement, I have had blood on the tissue paper. I'm assuming this is caused by hemorrhoids. What should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some useful tips for you

      1. Apply a hemorrhoid cream or suppository containing hydrocortisone, or use pads containing witch hazel or a topical numbing agent.

      2. You have to take minimum eight or nine glasses of water per day. Also check the amount of fiber you are eating and adjust it accordingly.

      3. Keep the anal area clean and dry. Take a bath or shower (a bath is much better) daily and clean the skin around your anus gently with warm water. Soap isn't necessary and may aggravate the problem. You should dry the affected part of your body to avoid any irritations.

      4. Apply ice packs or cold compresses on the anus to relieve swelling. Make sure the ice is wet and slippery, not sticky. Insert it in the anal hole like a normal suppository.

      5. A Seitz bath fits over the toilet. For this treatment you will need one plastic tub with warm water. You can get one at a medical supply store or some pharmacies. It is suggested to use this treatment for 15 minutes three times in a day. This treatment will reduce pain and swelling most effectively, as this is an easier treatment for hemorrhoid relief. Or you could just buy some Epsom salts, and put them in a bath, then sit there for ten minutes to gain hemroid relief, longer if necessary.

      6. Do not use dry toilet paper when wiping your ass. To help keep the anal area clean after a bowel movement, use wet and moist towels or wet toilet paper that doesn't contain perfume or alcohol.

      7. If coming from the anal hole, you can also try to gently push them back. Once they back in, the pain should disappear very quickly
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      8. Exercise your body. Keep in mind that staying on the toilet for more than five minutes at a time aggravates your hemorrhoids. Take several short walks a day.

      9. You can find relief from hemorrhoids using a hemorrhoid cushion. A hemorrhoid cushion is an inflatable rubber ring, similar to the inflatable rings that kids wear at the beach. When you sit on it, the cushion is minimizing the contact pressure between the sitting surface and the hemorrhoid.

      Hope this help

      -Michael

  5. QUESTION:
    does apple cider vinegar really work on hemorrhoids?
    I have been reading on the net, that you can use cotton soaked apple cider vinegar on your hemorrhoids and it shrinks. has anyone ever tried it, or do u know of anyone who has tried it and said it works? kind give full details please. as i need to pass the info to someone else. thank you so much in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Never tried that but sitting in a warm bath with epsom salt will shrink them. Tell your friend to put more fibre in their diet to prevent them again.


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