A 55-year-old male asked:
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to minimize any steroid absorption, how many times/day and for how many days you apply anusol hc 2.5%cream to treat internal hemorrhoid inflammation. ?

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
53 years experience Addiction Medicine
Don't worry.: Use the anusol cream as long as you have the inflammation. The steroid content is negligible.
Answered on Feb 26, 2016
Dr. Randy Stevens
24 years experience General Surgery
Daily: Apply the cream daily. If you have a bowel movement then do a sitz bath then the cream. This should minimize the itch. Hopefully the duration of treatment is less than a week. In general if you treat yourself for a week and notice no improvement then see your doctor. Hope this helps.
Answered on Oct 7, 2013

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