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A 18-year-old female asked:

preparation h works but makes me itch. tucks (witch hazel) ointment doesn't make me itch but it doesn't work. what should i do?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Use with hydrocortis: Use hemorrhoidal ointment with Hydrocortisone to minimize itching. Also controlling constipation will be beneficial.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Add cortisone: There are many anal cortisone preparations that may help to reduce itching.
Dr. Tedde Rinker
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Preparation H comes with and without cortisone. Look for the one with cortisone to help with itching and swelling
Aug 4, 2013

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I have weird itchiness on different body parts. What should I do to relieve the itching?

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What can I do for a wasp bite very itchy?

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Hydrocortisone OTC: The easiest way is to apply over-the counter 0.25% Hydrocortisone cream. And try to avoid the wasps, of course... Good luck.
A 26-year-old male asked:

I have a small hemeroid on the inner part of my anus. It does not itch or hurt. I noticed while wiping. Is there any suggestions to a fix?

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No need.: Hemorroid won't need fixed until it's getting in the way of your bowel movements and/or hanging around down there and causing pain. Then see someone about fixing the hemorrhoid, but until then, ignore it.

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