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External Hemorrhoid Swelling During Pregnancy


Author: Melissa R.
Date: 05-03-2014
Views: 5,510
Word Count: 147
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 9664-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 2

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Being eight months pregnant, I have been suffering from external hemorrhoid swelling, making it difficult and uncomfortable to wipe. This has been going on for over a month; so after I applied some essential oils and woke up to no swelling the next morning, you can imagine how happy I was!

I mixed a little bit of coconut oil with Lavender essential oil and Gentle Baby oil blend and applied this after every bowel movement. If you don't have Gentle Baby, I think the Lavender would still do the trick. I have been reading other testimonials on Oil-Testimonials.com, and that seems to be the most used oil for hemorrhoids.

I did notice the swelling would come back if I didn't use the oils for a few days. So consistency is the key I think, and hopefully it will go away altogether after I have the baby.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: pregnancy — "The methods of aromatherapy were applied sitz bath or soap application using essential oils with Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Rose, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Orange, and Roman Chamomile.... [T]hese findings indicate that postpartum aromatherapy for perineal care could be effective in healing the perineum."Link
2.Associated topics: hemorrhoids-/-piles,anus — "Studies suggest that chamomile ointment may improve hemorrhoids. Tinctures of chamomile can also be used in a sitz bath format. Tincture of Roman chamomile may reduce inflammation associated with hemorrhoids."Link

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