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Home Remedies

Home Remedies

Home Remedies

Some other home remedies one could try would be to apply Vaseline or petroleum jelly to the toilet tissue so that when you wipe yourself after each bowel movement, you've applied a lubricant, which could also heal an inflamed or irritated area. And then let's say after you've already done your business on the commode and applied this a petroleum jelly, you might want to sit on a firm surface for anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute. That may help reduce, or pop your protruding hemorrhoids back into place. You could also try some witch hazel, which is an astringent, which may help soothe inflammation, but then also helps shrink protruding hemorrhoidal veins.

Doctor Profile

Eugene Trowers, MD, MPH, FACP


  • Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in General Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology
  • Graduated from the New York University School of Medicine in 1976 and has been in practice for over 42 years 
  • Listed in Best Doctors in America, and The Best Doctors in America: Central Region

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