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what are some home remedies for an internal hemorrhoid?

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Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Shrink it.: Hemorrhoids are basically veins around the anal canal which can become dilated from constipation, diarrhea, irritation from spicy foods or even change in diet. There are several simple ways to try to shrink these-stool softeners such as colace, (docusate sodium) fiber such as metamucil, sits baths(epsom salt in warm water), hemorrhoidal suppositories such as preparation h or over the counter hemorrhoidal supp.
Answered on Jun 20, 2013
Dr. Imran Saeed
18 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Watch your diet: Drink a lot of fluids, avoid constipation and straining. Eat healthy and avoid fast foods. Take a stool softener if the stool is on the hard side. For burning and discomfort you can use prep h. Soaking your bottom in water also helps. If you have been dealing with constipation for a long time contact your primary doc as you may need further workup.
Answered on May 19, 2016
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