I'm in actual emotional turmoil over the fact that doctors are having to warn people not to stick frozen potatoes up their butt..
Hemorrhoid sufferers have searching the Internet for at-home remedies, and apparently found that frozen potatoes are the answer.. SHOCKINGLY, putting potatoes up your bum can have negative side effects!
According to Wales Online: one article claims:
"Here's what you need to do: Peel a raw potato and cut into thin slices, like you do it for French fries, THEN put the slices into the freezer and wait until they are frozen."
"Insert the frozen potato slice in your anus and leave it inside for 30 seconds. Repeat the process for three to five days. The next three to five days leave the slice inside for 30 seconds more each time."
The article continues:
"The potatoes have astringent properties and help relieve the pain and itchy sensation which usually happens with this condition, while the ice-cold potato constricts the blood vessels, reduces the swelling and relieves your pain instantly."
But doctors have warned against this novel solution!