Chronic hemorrhoids are uncomfortable at best and incredibly painful at worst. These pesky bumps are actually swollen veins located in the rectum or anus. Over time, these veins can get irritated and cause symptoms such as pain, itching, and bleeding. Dr. Kamrava, a hemorrhoid specialist Los Angeles, knows how discomforting hemorrhoids can be and wants to help you relieve the pain.
Home remedies are a great first-step towards mitigating hemorrhoid pain. One of the newest home remedy recommendations is tea tree oil.
A recently alternative medical treatment for hemorrhoids, tea tree oil has been growing in popularity as more people realize that synthetic hemorrhoid treatments can have adverse health effects. This herbal medicine corresponds with a growing worldwide inclination towards natural remedies.
What Is Tea Tree Oil?
Tea tree oil is created out of the distilled leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a shrub native to Australia. The Bunjalung natives once used the leaves to soothe a variety of inflamed areas. In the 1920s, tea tree oil was found to be more powerful than chemical antiseptic.
Tea Tree Oil Hemorrhoid Treatment
When used for hemorrhoid treatment, tea tree oil is usually diluted in an almond (or similar) oil to make it safe for the skin. The oil-based medication is less durable than tea tree oil suspended in ointment or cream. Common carrier ingredients for tea tree oil based remedies are cocoa butter, shea butter, glycerin, white petroleum, and witch hazel.
Tea tree oil hemorrhoid treatments work by fighting bacteria, viruses, fungi, staph, and other infections. Hemorrhoid microbes show no resistance to 5% tea tree oil which is a plus, because antibiotic-resistant bacteria are becoming an increasingly concerning issue in medicine.
A Word Of Caution
Do not take tea tree oil orally, as it can lead to drowsiness, hallucinations, confusion, weakness, rashes, and diarrhea. Because of the effects tea tree oil has on our internal system, this tea tree oil hemorrhoid treatment is solely recommended for use on external hemorrhoids.
About Dr. Allen Kamrava
Dr. Kamrava is a hemorrhoid specialist Los Angeles, who is board-certified and has years of specialized training. He is dedicated to helping his patients overcome their hemorrhoids by offering his knowledge and services to anyone in need of relief. For a consultation, call 424.279.8222 or visit www.colorectalMD.com.