Necessary Products to Get Rid of Hemorrhoids

If you are serious about getting rid of your hemorrhoids, you’re going to need some stuff. It’s way cheaper than surgery and believe me, not having hemorrhoids is worth 1000 times the cost of these items. The products I am linking to are the exact products that I used to cure my last hemorrhoid/continue to use to prevent hemorrhoids from recurring.

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Metamucil  – #1 on the “must have” list. As long as you don’t have any contraindications (ask your doctor), you should be taking this with a large glass of water every day. The main ingredient is Psyllium Fiber. This will help your poop to be just right. Not too hard (constipated) not too soft/loose (diarrhea). This also can help to reduce cholesterol. I started taking Metamucil to cure my last hemorrhoid in 2011. I still take Metamucil every day.
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Sitz Bath – a Sitz Bath with warm water and epsom salt will soothe and reduce inflammation to the hemorrhoid. It is essential to do this 3-4x/day when curing a hemorrhoid. Once the hemorrhoid is healed, it is no longer necessary.
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Epsom Salt – Put a handful of Epsom Salt into the warm Sitz Bath. The more Sitz Baths you can take/day will speed up the healing time of the hemorrhoid.
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Preparation H – use this ointment especially before pooping, to reduce irritation to the hemorrhoid. I still use this when I get diarrhea, to prevent irritation. I always keep some of this in the bathroom.
Click Here to purchase Preparation H from Amazon.com

AND/ OR Preparation H Suppositories – Suppositories can be more convenient. It is a matter of preference. If you have strictly internal hemorrhoids, you might prefer suppositories. I use both normal and suppositories.
Click Here to purchase Preparation H Suppositories from Amazon.com

Medicated Wipes – Never use normal TP. If you have a hemorrhoid, use Medicated Wipes. Once the hemorrhoid is gone, use Baby Wipes. The medicated wipes contain Witch Hazel, an astringent that reduces inflammation.
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Totables – Single-pack Medicated Wipes. These are handy to take to work, anywhere outside of the house. It’s easy to put a few of these in your pocket/bag without advertising to the world about your hemorrhoid. Remember, NEVER use normal TP, especially the cheap sandpaper TP you find in public restrooms!
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Squatty Potty – Sitting to poop is wrong. Our bodies were designed to squat. The Squatty Potty allows you to simulate a squatting position safely on “western” toilets.
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Wet Wipes – When you have a hemorrhoid, you should use medicated wipes. When the hemorrhoid is gone, switch to Wet Wipes. It has been 4+ years since my last hemorrhoid, and I still use Wet Wipes. Never use normal TP!
Click Here to purchase Wet Wipes from Amazon.com

Witch Hazel – Witch Hazel is an astringent (shrinks body tissues) made of from the leaves and bark of the North American shrub “Hamamelis virginiana”. It can be applied to a cotton ball, then upon the hemorrhoid, for an immediate soothing, cooling and shrinking of the hemorrhoid.
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Other stuff I use occasionally:

Immodium AD – I almost never need this because I take Metamucil daily, but if I do have diarrhea for some reason, one of these usually helps.
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Colace – I get constipated occasionally, especially when I’m away from home. Colace is a very gentle laxative that does not cause diarrhea, it just “allows me to poop”.
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Remember to read and follow the instructions for all of the medications.

Metamucil ~ Sitz Bath ~ Epsom Salt ~ Preparation H ~ Preparation H Suppositories ~ Medicated Wipes ~ Totables ~ Squatty Potty ~ Wet Wipes ~ Witch Hazel ~ Immodium ~ Colace

Dude Wipes vs Wet Wipes – Which is best?

Dude Wipes are a more macho version of wet wipes, made for men.

I received my shipment from amazon last night, so this morning I had the opportunity to test out my Dude Wipes. The packaging was certainly macho and far less dainty than Huggies wet wipes, but that was nearly the only point scored for the Dude Wipes. I do give the Dude Wipes an additional point for the single travel packaging – you could easily carry a few of them in one pocket and skip the abrasive toilet paper in the public restroom.

Dude Wipes Singles are great for on-the-go wiping.

Now, onto the negatives. Keep in mind, this is based on comparing the Dude Wipes to my favorite wet wipes, Huggies Natural Care Fragrance Free. The first thing I noticed is that the Dude Wipes are thinner than the Huggies. The thickness, or thinness I suppose, reminded me of the wet-naps you get in a restaurant when your face is covered in BBQ sauce. But this was not my face, nor was it BBQ sauce. The Huggies are much thicker, and let’s be honest, thickness counts when wiping your ass. I was also expecting the Dude Wipe to be larger. One of their bullet points on the amazon page is “Huge 44 Square Inch Size.” I can only blame myself for not having any idea how big that actually is, but if you are going to brag that your wipes are “huge,” you might consider making them larger than the competition. The Huggies wipes are larger than the Dude Wipes.

Cost comparison: Dude Wipes vs Huggies Natural Care Wet Wipes.

I buy my hemorrhoid stuff on amazon for 2 reasons: #1 I don’t like walking up to the counter at the drug store with 4-5 items that are obviously hemorrhoid products. #2, I’m cheap. Naturally I want to get the best bang for my wiping buck. Dude Wipes fail once again in this battle. I paid $9.97 for a package of 30 Dude Wipes Flushable Wipes, with Aloe Vera, Singles for Travel. That’s $0.33 cents/wipe. I could save more than 50% by moving from the Dude Wipe Singles over to the dispenser pack, where the wipes cost about $0.15 cents/wipe. But then I would be removing their best attribute of portability.

The Huggies Natural Care Fragrance Free cost as little as $0.04 cents/wipe. That’s less than 1/3rd of the cost of the cheapest Dude Wipes. The packaging is a little daintier, and the dispenser pack is not as portable, but it is a better wipe. For now, I’ll hang on to these Dude Wipes and maybe they will get used eventually, but they won’t be my daily driver. I don’t need to take them to work because I take care of all my business in the morning before I leave the house. Dude Wipes win the battle with macho and portable, but Huggies Natural Care win the war with quality and cost.

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