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are there effective home remedies to treat hemorrhoids?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Yes: High fiber diet, 20-25 grams of fiber per day, 80-100 ounces of non caffeniated, non alcoholic fluids per day, more if you have a very physical job or excercise or travel by plane frequently. Also some med may require additional fluid intake as well.
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Hemorrhoid creams: Over the counter medications include astringents to decongest and shrink hemorrhoids and 1% hydrocortisone.. Prescription creams include higher strength hydrocortisone. You can try over the counter medications for a week and if you don't get better, see a colon and rectal and rectal specialist.For external hemorrhoid swelling and pain use alternating ice pack with warm tub soaks.

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What home remedies can I try for persistent hemorrhoids?

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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Sitz bath: This is warm water and epsom salts in a bath.It does work.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What are good available hemorrhoids home remedies?

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
Symptoms?: Depends on what you have already tried. The first things are conservative including infcreasing fluid and fiber in diet to ensure that you bms are soft, losing weight, limiting the time sitting on the toilet. Flare ups are then treated with creams, ointments. If still a problem you could try banding and finally excision/ligatiom. Surgery is really the only definitive treatment for this.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are good available hemorrhoids what are good home remedies?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Care of hemorrhoids: Home therapy for hemorrhoids: bowel regimen (fiber, stool softeners, water, juice probiotics, laxatives to achieve two soft bowel movements daily), salves (prep h, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) anti fungals), and hygiene (shower, hair dryer area daily). If this therapy fails to control hemorrhoids, then go see your doc. There are more medical therapies and safe surgical procedures.

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