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What is the best way to take care of chronic hemorrhoids?

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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.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Best way to treat chronic hemorrhoids?

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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.
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A 54-year-old female asked about a 52-year-old male:

What is the best care for refractory hemorrhoids?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Please see a : General surgeon or a colorectal surgeon for this. It is important not to make hemorrhoids worse. Cleaning off after a bowel movement should be gentle. Pre-moistened towlettes can be used to dab the anus. Don’t wipe/rub. Pat the anus dry after cleaning. Avoid using harsh soaps that contain dyes or aromas. Cotton underwear is helpful as it absorbs moisture well. Sitz bathes can be helpful.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to be enough water to submerge the anal area. Soak for about 15 minutes – several times a day. An alternative is placing ¼ cup of witch hazel & warm water in a basin. Soak for at least 15 minutes, at least twice a day. There are a number of over-the-mor
Feb 27, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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medications that can used for anal itching, burning & pain. Preparation H is one of the more well known products. Oral Tylenol can also help with discomfort. It is important to try not to get hemorrhoids in the first place. Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Be physical
Feb 27, 2014
A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to treat a hemorrhoid?

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Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: Is it internal? External? Itch/burn? Bleeding?Prolapsed (+/- need for manual reduction). If you are eating a well balanced diet (with 25-30 grams of fiber daily), drinking sufficient amount of water and exercising regularly yet continue to have hemorrhoid problems, better see your doctor now. Do not put off the inevitable.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to address hemorrhoids?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Dear Hemorrhoid: Just kidding. Eat a high fiber diet and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid every day. Avoid foods that cause you diarrhea or constipation. Don't read for 30 minutes on the toilet.

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