Doctors Warn Against Putting Potatoes In Your Butt

  • Wait. They put the what where?

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Doctors are starting to worry about websites that say they have ‘cures’ for medical conditions. This time it a cure for Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, that has them worried.

Only Eat Potatoes. With Your Mouth.

There are many people who said that there were websites that had this home remedy to cure hemorrhoids. It involved inserting a frozen potato into their rectums. Many medical professionals are emphasizing that this will NOT help. Dr. Diana Gall said that, “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,” also noting that those suffering from the condition can attempt to treat it from home in many ways, just not THIS way, according to New York Post.

Dr. Gall

“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 fiber-rich diet and try having regular warm baths to ease itching and pain. Piles can be an irritating condition and sufferers are sometimes too embarrassed to seek professional help, turning to old wives’ tales instead,” Dr. Gall said.

Another Opinion

“Strange as it sounds, a poultice made from grated potato is astringent and soothing. 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,” said an uncredited source.


Oddee does not endorse sticking frozen potatoes (nor any other vegetable), shredded or not, into ANY orifice outside of your mouth – especially not your anus. And certainly not frozen. You should probably cook the potato first.