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cream for cuts at anus?

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Dr. Viral Patel
Emergency Medicine 11 years experience
Nitroglycerin Cream: Nitroglycerin cream can be used, but does have the side effect of lowering your blood pressure. Only take after consulting your doctor. Home remedies including increasing fiber in your diet, stook softners and sitting in warm water baths (sitz bath).
Dr. SCOTT SWOPE
Family Medicine 59 years experience
Anusol cream: This is a common problem has many other problems if not treated proper cleaning is most important your diet may have some cause exercise may irritate clothing can also be an issue anusol cream can be used two times day after a week if not helping you can try anusol hc then see doctor if needed.
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Need attention: "cut in anus" means fissure? Or means painful rash around anus? Please see a doctor.

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Will the doctors let my partner cut the umbilical cord?

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Can keeping the grass round your house cut very short stop mosquitoes coming to your house?

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If a cut is already infected, should I keep using neosporin?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
It won't help: Neosporin may help preventing a small/superficial cut from infection, but once infected, epscially in deep wounds, it won't do much at all. The infected wound may need to be drained/cleansed and an oral antibiotic is likely needed. I would keep wound dry/clean and consult doc as soon as possible to minimize the wound from getting worse--infection may get to your blood stream(very bad). Good luck.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Do you have relearn speech after getting your lingual frenulum cut?

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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 12 years experience
Should not: Though it may change speach patterns and they may need to learn how to use the muscles of the tongue more, it should not be a concern. Usually it will free up the tongue and allow them to make the proper pronunciations (s's/t's). You should work with them to help them make the proper sounds now that they can.

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