Todd Smith

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Maybe this could help someone - cheap and easy I'm a long-time sufferer, because I have IBS, which causes constant strain and trauma. I've had two surgeries for hemorrhoids. For a while after the surgeries I was fine, but then some internal hemorrhoids eventually came back. They were insanely itchy and I thought I would lose my mind. I had these for YEARS. Then I read somewhere that iodine can help hemorrhoids. I got some povidone iodine ointment and applied a pea-sized glob inside once or twice a day (after a movement followed by cleansing). In a month or so, after using less than 1 tube of the cream, the hemorrhoids with all their attendant misery were GONE! Might be worth a try - cheap and easy and won't hurt anything. I've tried everything over the years. This is the only thing that ever really helped, besides surgery.

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Jerome Cody
Did you apply it internally? W...
Exactly like I said in my post: pea sized glob of povidone iodine ointment applied internally, when clean, once or twice a day. You can use a finger or one of those plastic applicators that come with some hemorrhoid creams.

Todd Smith

would a povidone iodine soluti...
I don't see why not. Just trickier to apply that's all. Same substance.


I will definitely try this out. Thanks for the info. Like you said can’t hurt anything and definitely worth a try because I will never do surgery again

Cici Zhao

I have some in the house already for cuts! Thanks for this tip, ill try it!

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