Hi. I got a hemorrhoid for the second time and it was worse than the first time. This time around I did a lot of research. Unfortunately here in Kenya in my village I couldn't get most of the things mentioned in the forum. I however had aloe vera, locally known as mugwa nugu. I cut a piece of it. I soaked my butt area in a bucket full of warm water and salt solution for 20 minutes 3 times a day and applied the fresh aloe vera on the hemorrhoid after every bath. In two days, it popped and now I'm OK. Last time it lasted 16 days with antibiotics but this time it lasted 2 days with aloe vera.