In the last several years, home remedies and do-it-yourself holistic treatments have become increasingly popular. Many are turning to at-home methods instead of visiting a doctor. In some cases, holistic approaches may help but does that include spider vein treatment?
A few of the common home remedies for spider veins include:
- Apple Cider Vinegar – Apple cider vinegar is widely seen as a “cure-all” approach to many ailments. It was once believed that applying apple cider vinegar to the affected area would improve blood flow but it actually has no effect. In fact, apple cider vinegar is extremely acidic and will dry out your skin, creating inflammation, burning, and redness.
- Cayenne Pepper – It is believed that drinking a teaspoon of cayenne pepper mixed with a cup of hot water can help to relieve leg pain and boost circulation to your extremities. Unfortunately, this is an outdated belief and too much cayenne pepper can actually cause irritation and sickness.
- Witch Hazel – Witch hazel is used to cleanse the skin and soothe inflammation, which makes it perfect for your facial skin care needs. Since spider veins are beneath the top layers of the skin, witch hazel may bring short-term relief from pain and itching but will not treat your spider veins in the long term.
- Essential Oils – Essential oils have seen a huge rise in popularity in recent years and that is for a very good reason – they have been proven to be an effective natural home remedy for various conditions. While essential oils won’t help to treat, remove, or prevent spider veins, essential oils can help lower the itching and pain you may be experiencing.
When it comes to at-home spider vein treatment, most methods will help to alleviate some pain and discomfort but none will give you the results you desire. The best way to find relief from spider veins is by consulting with a professional.
At Connecticut Vascular Surgical Associates, P.C., we offer spider vein treatment options that are comprehensive and effective. Contact us today to discuss your treatment options or to schedule an appointment for a consultation!
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