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why does witch hazel work on hemorrhoids

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
29 years experience General Surgery
A natural astringent: Witch hazel is a very effective natural astringent (substance that tends to shrink tissues when applied topically) to treat symptoms of external hemor ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol-free kind: There are many witch hazel products, but you want an alcohol-free one for hemorrhoids or it will burn. Thayer's has several kinds that you can get at ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
See proctologist: Sounds like it's time to have it surgically removed
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: As many as necessary. If symptoms continue, see your doctor.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Moderate pain: Tummy tucks (witch hazel) are painful mainly because the abdominal muscles are repaired. Pain is usually well controlled with medications. Count on a ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
28 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Not much: Steroid creams are better.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Use with hydrocortis: Use hemorrhoidal ointment with Hydrocortisone to minimize itching. Also controlling constipation will be beneficial.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: This astringent preparation has been exclusively used to constrict skin pores to make skin smoother; so its use for hemorrhoids may induce similar eff ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience General Surgery
Soothe: It just soothe them. Once hemorrhoids present, you need a procedure to get rid. The procedure used will depend on size of hemorrhoids.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
28 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: Symptomatic relief only.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Neither: I don't recommend witch hazel as many people will develop a contact dermatitis to witch hazel. Prep h has nothing that has ever been shown tro treat h ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Witch Hazel: is not ONLY DRYING it's IRRITATING!.... You need to consult with your PCP about ways to treat your anal fissure. SITZ baths in hot (but not BURNING)W ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herve Dumont
40 years experience General Surgery
Visit a gener surgeon: I recommend seeing a general or colo-rectal surgeon to determine which type of hemorrhoids you have. The surgeon will recommend options, such as rubbe ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Sometimes: For some people the high tannins can have anti inflammatory effects, reduce irritation, balance ph, and reduce the bacteria that causes acne. It does ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Don't use hemorroid: Treatments on a wound.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Varies: Tummy tuck cost will vary by geographic location. The price ranges between $6500-$10000 depending on the extent of the tummy tuck.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Stasis: Although extensive work has been completed in the study of treatment of venous ulcers, no large, well-controlled trials examine the treatment of stasi ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Uncertain: I am not sure i understand your question. We usually recommend a 6 month recovery period after delivery before having a tummy tuck.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean O Donovan
33 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Maybe: The astringents in prep h that shrink hemorrhoids may also shrink the inflammation of a pimple, but there are far more appropriate medications availab ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
@ 31, it would B-: - best 2 have it evald by Ur GYN or PCP. It most likely will not get better. Ur treatment 2 date is 4 symptomatic relief. It may B best 2 have it remo ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
No: this would also dry and constrict the nipples which will not be good. If you are looking to sooth the nipples try vitamin e or aloe. Wash the nipple ... Read More

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