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What is the difference between anusol ointment and cream?! Can I continue taking iron tablets after a hemorrhoids surgery? When can I have sex?

What is the difference between anusol ointment and cream?! Can I continue taking iron tablets after a hemorrhoids surgery? When can I have sex?

See below: No substantial difference between ointment and cream. You may continue taking iron tablets as prescribed by your doctor. You may have sex when you are ready and feel like having it.
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Is it possible for anusol haemorrhoids cream stop you from blushing?

Is it possible for anusol haemorrhoids cream stop you from blushing?

Unlikely: Some suppositories do contain a low dose vasoconstrictor
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Prescribed 3 weeks anusol, heard this cream should not be used longer than 2 weeks because of skin thinning, yet GP said 3, should this be ok?

Prescribed 3 weeks anusol, heard this cream should not be used longer than 2 weeks because of skin thinning, yet GP said 3, should this be ok?

Use of Anusol: Anusol comes in 2 forms. Anusol and Anusol-HC. Anusol-HC contains 2.5% Hydrocortisone which can cause skin thinning. It should only be used for 2 weeks. After that, you should be rechecked to see if you need to continue it and to see if there is skin thinning. If you have the regular Anusol, without the steroid, you can continue it for 3 weeks. Confirm the directions with your doctor. ...Read more

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My husband been having fissure since week ago and it not getting better he is in constant pain he is using anusol cream, laxative all not helping???

My husband been having fissure since week ago and it not getting better he is in constant pain he is using anusol cream, laxative all not helping???

Anal fissure: This is painful. I would add some viscous lidocaine to the treatment and this will reduce the pain. Probably will need something surgical done if he is not getting better. ...Read more

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Can I use anusol cream to settle down my yeast infection pain?

Can I use anusol cream to settle down my yeast infection pain?

Won't work: Anusol cream is not an antifungal and it will not help a vaginal yeast infection. In fact, if it contains steroid cream it may make the infection worse. I would recommend an over the counter vaginal yeast medication. ...Read more

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Do creams like anusol and preparation h actually get rid of hemorhoids?

Do creams like anusol and preparation h actually get rid of hemorhoids?

Hemrrhoids: Generally not on their own.

Anusol and perperatin h havs steroids hence help to calm down inflammation

combination of things with lifestyle change including high fiber diet (morethen 25 gm/ day) with regular excercise to aid in bowel mobility, adequate consumption of water and stool softners like docusate sodium help with prevention and to get rid of hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Do creams like anusol and preparation h actually get rid of hemorrhoids?

Do creams like anusol and preparation h actually get rid of hemorrhoids?

No, they will help: Anusol & preparation h and other products will help to reduce swelling (inflammation) their by helping to reduce pain, probably prolong the remission they will not physically get rid of hemorrhoids.. ...Read more

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To minimize any steroid absorption, how many times/day and for how many days you apply anusol hc 2.5%cream to treat internal hemorrhoid inflammation.?

To minimize any steroid absorption, how many times/day and for how many days you apply anusol hc 2.5%cream to treat internal hemorrhoid inflammation.?

Daily: Apply the cream daily. If you have a bowel movement then do a sitz bath then the cream. This should minimize the itch. Hopefully the duration of treatment is less than a week. In general if you treat yourself for a week and notice no improvement then see your doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Which is more effective and common treatment for internal hemorrhoids inflammation: canasa 1000 mg suppository or anusol hc 2.5% cream. Thanks.

Which is more effective and common treatment for internal hemorrhoids inflammation: canasa 1000 mg suppository or anusol hc 2.5% cream. Thanks.

Canasa/Anusol: To treat internal hemorrhoid, I would recommend Anusol Hc 2.5% cream instead of canasa. Canasa enema is used to treat inflammation on the left side of the colon in ulcerative colitis. Suggest high fiber diet with diet supplement (goal of 25-30 grams per day), adequate hydration, avoid straining, avoid soap at anal area. If all failed, hemorrhoidal banding or other modalities. ...Read more

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Any risk and how much steroid absorbed by using anusol hc cream for hemorrhoid. Can it raise eye pressure.

Any risk and how much steroid absorbed by using anusol hc cream for hemorrhoid. Can it raise eye pressure.

Very low risk: From topical steroids. If there is a family history of glaucoma or if any known steroid response then have your eye pressure screened with an eyemd. ...Read more

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Can you use Sheriproct and Anusol together? (Anusol for itching).

Can you use Sheriproct and Anusol together? (Anusol for itching).

Tricky: Because it is a lot of cremes/stuff in a small space, but they do different things and there is reason to use either / both. So, mechanically and logisitcally the combination might be a problem but only because of that. ...Read more

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I have an itchy anus. I have previously had hemeroids but have tried anusol and doesn't work.

Fiber, dry anus: Try taking a tablespoon of psyllium (such as metamucil) each day and apply calmoseptine around the anus 2-3 times per day for a couple weeks then as needed. If that doesn't take care of it, see a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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