1. Becky

    Hi Karen!

    I’m 3 wks postpartum and just got my first bout of hemorrhoids. Is there anything you recommend to help get rid of them? I do sitz baths and will definitely try this salt recipe! Also, anything to help with the vagina feeling really dry?

    • Karen

      Hi Becky! Thanks so much for your comment. I think that the Dead Sea salts sitz bath should help with the hemorrhoids. When I had this problem during one of my pregnancies, I also found relief by taking cayenne pepper capsules. Cayenne pepper is often used for circulation and varicose veins too. There is very little scientific evidence that it actually works, although it seemed to work great for me! I have also used raw onions for the same purpose. There are many medicinal foods that work for all kinds of ailments! Like many natural remedies, most of the evidence is anecdotal. Make sure that you do your research to see if there are any known contraindications for breastfeeding too. As far as vaginal dryness, this is a normal postpartum/breastfeeding issue due to lower estrogen levels. Here is an article that I found that might be helpful: https://vitarock.com/blog/post/top-five-natural-treatments-for-vaginal-dryness. Good luck!

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