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Does Vitamin E Help Anal Itching?
Vitamin E can help you get rid of external hemorrhoids. It reduces the pain, itching, and inflammation in and around the anal area.
by Brad Chase
Hemorrhoids are a common disorder found in both men and women. Though not a very serious disease, they can be extremely troublesome.
Hemorrhoids are painful, itching, or bleeding masses of varicose veins and swollen tissues in and around the anal area.
You may have heard that hemorrhoids can be healed easily using Vitamin E.
But, does it really work in alleviating the hemorrhoids symptoms? Let’s find out.
Vitamin E or tocopherol is a fat soluble nutrient. It is known for its anti-oxidant properties. It is also used as an excellent immune booster.
Clinical studies have shown that this vitamin can heal several cardiovascular and neurological diseases such asthma, arthritis, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Vitamin E is also considered as an effective medication for skin problems. It can also improve blood circulation and promote the growth of connective tissues.
Vitamin E effectively works on the inflamed hemorrhoids to provide relief from the pain, itching, burning, and irritation. It also helps with improving bleeding hemorrhoids.
You may consider taking oral supplementation of Vitamin E to provide enough nutrients to your body.
The daily intake of Vitamin E should be between 100 to 200 UI.
When using this medication to get rid of external hemorrhoids, you may apply Vitamin E directly to the affected area.
Remember to use Vitamin E capsules only from a reliable manufacturer.
You can apply vitamin E topically on the anal region to reduce itching and inflammation.
Clean the affected area with mild soap & warm water or a witch hazel wipe before applying vitamin E. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
Now, take a vitamin E capsule and pierce it with a sterilized push pin.
Squeeze out the oil from capsule and apply it directly on hemorrhoids, using your fingers to spread it evenly on the affected area.
For best results, repeat this process twice a day, in the morning and afternoon. You should start feeling relief within 3 to 6 days of regular use.
Vitamin E is considered safe for most healthy people when taken orally or topically applied to skin.
However, higher doses may cause some side effects in people who have heart disease or diabetes.
Those who have diabetes or heart diseases must consult with a health care provider before using vitamin E for hemorrhoids.
Vitamin E might slow blood clotting in people whose levels of vitamin K are too low. It might also worsen bleeding disorders.
Vitamin E may enhance the risk of bleeding during and after surgery. You must stop using vitamin E at least two weeks before a planned surgery.
Vitamin E when taken orally or as a topical medication, may interact with the following drugs:
Cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune), Medications for cancer (Chemotherapy), Anticoagulant/ Antiplatelet drugs, Medications used for lowering cholesterol (Statins), Niacin, and Warfarin.
For more information on hemorrhoids treatment, read our articles on Zinc for Hemorrhoids and Hemorrhoids Vitamins & Supplements.
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