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Ok to use Anusol: But just as important is to be sure to be eating a high fiber diet and most importantly drinking 80-100oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily, more if you workout strenuously. There are other meds that work better but if no repsonse to above after2 months you may need surgery to avoid complications such as an abscess. See a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more
They can soothe: Steroid containing suppositories, creams and foam can relieve the pain and itching with hemorrhoids but do not treat the hemorrhoids themselves or their cause. Hemorrhoids are the result of too much pressure being generated in the anorectum, the result of lack of dietary fiber.In addition to the triamcinolone, try taking metamucil or an equivalent product. ...Read more
Ok to use Proctofoam: But just as important is to be sure to be eating a high fiber diet and most importantly drinking 80-100oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily, more if you workout strenuously. There are other meds that work better but if no repsonse to above after2 months you may need surgery to avoid complications such as an abscess. See a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more
I have piles i'm using ointment magnesium sulphate, lidocaine hydrochloride gel ip xynova, nitroglycerin ointment nitrogesic, anal fissure.
Anal fissures: Anal fissures are a tear, that scars and reopens with the passage of stool. They are often associated with hemorrhoids and difficult to heal. Local medications and control of constipation help. Okay to check in with your doc. If your constipation is under control, you may benefit from a surgical consult and procedure. Be well. ...Read more
Prescribed 3 weeks anusol for external hemorrhoids, how long before i notice it really start to work? I've had them persisting for about 2 years.
Diet and exercise: Hemorrhoids are enlarged veins in the rectal area. Anusol only for relief of itching and pain, not a cure for hemorrhoids. Eating a balanced diet, rich in fiber, together with plenty of fluids, softens the stool and increases its bulk, which will help you avoid the straining that can cause hemorrhoids or worsen symptoms from existing hemorrhoids. In addition, exercise can help with bowel movement. ...Read more
No: Hemorrhoid cream decreases the inflammation of the hemorrhoid, which is a dilated vein. It does not destroy the vein or eliminate it. They can recurr again if the patient strains, has hard stools, has constipation, pregnancy , and other causes. There are some surgical options for hemorrhoid removal. Consult a proctologist for these options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Part of Treatment: Anal fissures are usually related to passing hard constipated stool or other trauma to the anal canal. Keeping your stools soft with fiber (metamucil) is only part of the treatment. Drink plenty of water as well. May need medicated creams to help as well, see your doctor to know what you need to do. ...Read more
Eye treatment: The old remedy you are describing is that of Preparation H applied to bags under the eyes. it reportedly reduces swelling. Be sure you use only an unopen package not preveiously used! ...Read more