You don't have to have suffered from hemorrhoids to know you don't want to, and going to talk to a doctor about them isn't exactly the most pleasant conversation to have.

There's over the counter remedies, but people too embarrassed for that are doing something much more embarrassing to treat their piles, they can just get away with it quicker.

"Home Remedy Doctors Don't Want You To Know About!" is an ongoing advertisement in the margins of virtually any website you visit, but apparently doctors are saying you shouldn't do the following:

  1. Peel a raw potato
  2. Cut it into slices like you would for french fries
  3. Insert fry-cut potatoes into freezer until frozen
  4. Insert frozen potato pieces into your anus and leave it there for 30 seconds
  5. Repeat for 3-5 days, leaving slice inside for 30 seconds longer each time

According to a quick google search, the remedy supposedly works because of the slight acidity of the potatoes. When frozen, the acidity relieves pain and itching.

While the ice cold potato constricts the blood vessels, it reduces the swelling and relieves your pain almost instantly.

Doctors want people to talk with their physician before shoving taters up there, because there may be a more effective and less prone-to-accidentally-eating method of treatment.

Read more at Wales Online

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