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

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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 33 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Remedies: One thing that is important is not to make your hemorrhoids worse. When you have a bowel movement be gentle when you clean yourself off. You can use pre-moistened toweletts to dab your anus. Try not to wipe/rub. Pat the anus dry after cleaning. Avoid using harsh soaps or ones that contain dyes or aromas. Cotton underwear can be helpful as it absorbs moisture well in the anal area. >>>.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. Make sure there is enough water to submerge your anal area. Soak for about 15 minutes – several times a day. Remedy: Add ¼ cup of witch hazel to a basin of warm water. Sit in it for at least 15 minutes at a time, at least two times a day. It is really 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. Stay physically active if possible. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that you can take now to help pass your retained fecal matter. If hemorrhoids become really problematic, it could require a visit to a general surgeon.
Apr 25, 2013

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