Patients of piles are allegedly using potatoes as a form of treatment, but this has no scientific backing.
It's hard to believe that people are actually putting vegetables inside their bodies, apart from oral orifices. But since we have covered stories where women have put everything from cucumbers, toothpaste to wasp nests inside their vaginas, nothing shocks us anymore. Not even claims that piles patients are cutting up potato slices, freezing them and place them in their buttholes. According to The Metro, people are trying an 'old wives' tale treatment that involves inserting frozen French-fry sized potato slices into the anus for 30 seconds at a time for three to five days.
Those advocating this bizarre treatment claim that potato slices can help relieve pain and itching that Hemorrhoids patients suffer from. Also, the fact that it's frozen can help constrict blood vessels in the sensitive area. An online article claims this: Here’s what you need to do: Peel a raw potato and cut into thin slices, like you do it for French fries. 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 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.
Damn it. Now I have to find a new hobby. Maybe carrots......— Tammy Lynn (@tammwalt) February 25, 2020
Piles or Hemorrhoids is a condition that some patients may find embarrassing to discuss with their doctor. But if you want to treat it, that's the only person you should be talking to. Not unverified information from the Internet! Hemorrhoids is the swollen or bulging veins in the anus that can be a result of constant sitting down, straining during passing poo, constipation, a low-fiber diet, and obesity. There are some ways to manage the condition but doctors reiterate that putting vegetables up your bum is not one of them.
Random: My friend worked at an ER where someone came in with a Barbie doll shoved up inside of them. All that could be seen was one of her hands, and it looked like she was waving. True story.— Amanda Reyes (@madefortvmayhem) February 24, 2020
So, I'm not surprised by this news story. #Jaded
Despite common sense telling you better, here's a professional warning against leaving potatoes in your anus. Dr. Diana Gall, from the online doctor and prescription service Doctor-4-U, said, "Piles can be an irritating condition and sufferers are sometimes too embarrassed to get professional help, turning to old wives’ tales instead. There is no medical evidence that putting frozen potatoes inside the anus can help cure piles, so I would urge caution to anyone thinking of doing it. Piles often go away on their own after a few days, but there are some tried and trusted ways to keep them at bay. You should drink plenty of fluids and maintain a fibre-rich diet and try having regular warm baths to ease itching and pain. If home treatments do not banish your piles, it is advised to go to your doctor and explore alternative treatments."
This isn't our first report of people doing weird things to their backsides. In an earlier post, we talked about how perineum sunning was becoming a bizarre wellness trend. People were exposing their butts to the sun because of a post that went viral and shared the 'benefits' of bumhole sunbathing. Again, experts in the field quite simply said: NO. Shamir Patel, the founder of Chemist 4 U shared her expertise and said that while Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones, teeth, and muscles, there are far easier ways than "exposing your perineum to sunlight." He also agreed there was no benefit to doing so. "While the healer is only promoting 30 seconds of irregular sun exposure, a sustained period of doing so, could lead to long term sun damage."
In fact, celebrities tried this trend and oh boy, it didn't go well for some. While Actress Shailene Woodley, for instance, swears by sunning her vagina, Josh Brolin advised his fans against it. In a hilarious Instagram post, he wrote: Tried this perineum sunning that I’ve been hearing about and my suggestion is DO NOT do it as long as I did. My pucker hole is crazy burned and I was going to spend the day shopping with my family and instead I’m icing and using aloe and burn creams because of the severity of the pain. I don’t know who the fuck thought of this stupid shit but fuck you nonetheless. Seriously.
Now we know what Thanos was doing alone on that planet.— Rick (@RocketRichard3) December 3, 2019