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Doctor insights on: Alternatives To Preparation H

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Can preparation h reduce body fat?

No: Prep h is a decent lubricant but has no other real benefit and certainly does not reduce body fat. ...Read more

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Can preparation h be used for other things?

Can preparation h be used for other things?

Yes but why?: Prep h contains astringents which help shrink swollen tissues, and a lubricant--helpful with irritated anal tissues but not appropriate to use elsewhere. Try something made for the area that irritates you rather than possibly introducing something harmful. ...Read more

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What is preparation h cream used for?

Nothing: Prep h has no documented benefit except as a lubricant. But if it helps, then you probably have minimal hemorrhoidal problems. ...Read more

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Will preparation h help with anal spasms?

Will preparation h help with anal spasms?

Unlikely: As prep h has no benefit other than as a lubricant. Don't waste your money. ...Read more

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Anusol vs preparation h - which is better?

Neither is: Very helpful if you have significant hemorrhoidal issues although Anusol Hc with hydrocortisine as a cream is probably going to give more relief for minor irritations. ...Read more

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Can minor hemoroids go away using preparation h?

Can minor hemoroids go away using preparation h?

Yes: Symptomatic improvement with topical therapy high iber high fluid diet. ...Read more

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Would minor hemoroids go away using preparation h?

Nothing: Prep h has no documented benefit except as a lubricant. But if it helps, then you probably have minimal hemorrhoidal problems. ...Read more

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Are there any other remedies for hemmorhoids other than preparation h?

Are there any other remedies for hemmorhoids other than preparation h?

Hemmorhoids: Yes there are in office procedures like banding that can be done to manage the disease as well as non surgical behavioral and dietary modifications. ...Read more

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How long after using preparation h will? A hemarrhoid go away completely?

How long after using preparation h will? A hemarrhoid go away completely?

Not soon enough!: If only swelling/irritated, should go in a few days--if has a blood clot, may take weeks. Many things people think are hemorrhoids are really not, so if pain persists more than few days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I use preparation h sapasotory and proctosol cream for external walls?

Can I use preparation h sapasotory and proctosol cream for external walls?

Yes: 35 year old gentleman with hemorrhoids and symptoms wants to use over the counter remedies.
Of course, you can use these over the counter remedies. However, you should see your doctor for a full exam. Another thing to consider is to eat a diet high in vegetables and fiber, stay hydrated, and avoid straining. Hemorrhoids have several stages and you can get banding and other indicated treatments. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some other remedies for hemmorhoids other than preparation h?

Can you tell me some other remedies for hemmorhoids other than preparation h?

Depends: On what symptoms you are having. But if no symptoms such as pain bleeding, prolapse, no need to treat. Maintain a high fiber diet, drink plenty of fluids, avoid constipation or diarrhea, don't strain or read on toilet. May be a candidate for rubber band ligation or hemorrhoidectomy. ...Read more

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How do you use preparation h suppositories? Do you take it out or leave it in? Does it hurt? Please help!

How do you use preparation h suppositories? Do you take it out or leave it in? Does it hurt? Please help!

See below: Suppository is designed to slide into anus (pointy end first). Have a high oil content so slide easily. Designed to dissolve to deliver medication (prep h-decreases swelling of hemorrhoids). Yes, leave it in-it dissolves. Shouldn't hurt but if you're tense, it can feel tight. Try some deep breaths & inserting it as you exhale. Can wear a glove or wash hands after. Ick factor is the worst part. ...Read more

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I have had a hemmoroid for about 2 yrs. I use preparation h but it is very painful and bleeds. Is there anything I can do temporarily?

I have had a hemmoroid for about 2 yrs. I use preparation h but it is very painful and bleeds. Is there anything I can do temporarily?

Bath tub: You can soak it in warm water in the bath tub. That will eliminate the pain and get the irritation down.
The question is the pain coming from your hemorrhoid. Do you have a thrombosed hemorrhoid, which could be very painful?
Your pain may also be coming from a fissure in the area. This could be very painful and cause bleeding.
A sitz bath or warm water in bath tub may help a lot.
See your doctor otherwise. ...Read more

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Why is preparation h making my hemorrhoids itch?

Why is preparation h making my hemorrhoids itch?

Hemmorhoids: It is a very common problem, not to worry. Can be related to one of the ingredients in the medication
this should be evaluated by a colo-rectal or general surgeon

you will require dietary, bathroom habit modifications and sometimes office based procedures if medical management is ineffective. ...Read more

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Is okay if your hemorrhoids bleed after using preparation h?

Is okay if your hemorrhoids bleed after using preparation h?

If your: Hemorrhoids are bleeing this is not normal nor do you know for sure if this is the only source of the bleeding. Prep h is absolutely worthless for any significant hemorrhoid problems. See a colon and rectal surgeon to be sure nothing more serious is present and causing the bleeding. ...Read more

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Will preparation h get into my breastmilk?

Will preparation h get into my breastmilk?

Breastmilk: Assuming you are using it in the appropriate dose on a hemorrhoid, it is safe to use while breastfeeding. You can also use tucks (witch hazel) which are given in the hospitals post-partum and are cool and soothing to the perineum. ...Read more

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Does preparation h cream enlarge the prostate?

Does preparation h cream enlarge the prostate?

No: Preparation h cream is a cream to help soothe and help resolve acute inflammation of hemorrhoids. It should not affect the prostate gland. ...Read more

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How much does preparation h shrink your piles?

How much does preparation h shrink your piles?

Not much!: Some of the compounds in prep h will reduce edema (part of the swelling in external hemorrhoids), but chronic (ie. Of long duration) hemorrhoids will hardly budge. Some prescription meds may offer more help, but only your doctor can differentiate what might help, so go see him/her! ...Read more