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What do I do to get rid of an external hemorrhoid at home without over-the-counter cream?

What do I do to get rid of an external hemorrhoid at home without over-the-counter cream?

If not thrombosed: Or clotted, bed rest for 24-48 hours with feet above hips, warm tub soaks for 15 -20 minutes 3-4 times per day and sometimes ice pack for 5 minutes at a time will usually work. If thrombosed and hard to the touch might consider incision and drainage by colorectal surgeon in the office to shorten the time of discomfort and swelling and bleeding. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...Read more


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I am breastfeeding. Is it safe for me to use over the counter hemorrhoid creams/ointments/wipes?

I am breastfeeding. Is it safe for me to use over the counter hemorrhoid creams/ointments/wipes?

Yes: There is no issue with topical hemorrhoid treatments and breastfeeding. Keep up the good work and take care of yourself! ...Read more

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My son, 19, suddenly has hemorrhoids, its not too large but he's very worried. I got an over d counter cream, germoloids. Would it go with this.

My son, 19, suddenly has hemorrhoids, its not too large but he's very worried. I got an over d counter cream, germoloids. Would it go with this.

Hemorrhoids: It is important not to make hemorrhoids worse. Cleaning off after a bowel movement should be gentle. Pre-moistened towlettes can be used to dab the anus. Don’t wipe/rub. Pat the anus dry after cleaning. Avoid using harsh soaps that contain dyes or aromas. Cotton underwear is helpful as it absorbs moisture well.
Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to >. ...Read more

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I have a huge external hemroid, im using over-the-counter creams and its not helping. What can I do without seeing a dr.?

I have a huge external hemroid, im using over-the-counter creams and its not helping. What can I do without seeing a dr.?

Sitz baths may help: Never get constipated, strain with bm's, or sit for long on the toilet, however, if pain persists, get some help and fix it. ...Read more

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I have had a hemmhroid for a week and been using an over-the-counter cream and it's still not better. What should I do next?

More techniques: The key to resolving the hemorrhoid is to keep your bms soft and regular. Topical creams, esp if they contain some steroid, can help. But also try to do some warm soaks (sitz bath) with epsom salt water, increase the fiber in your diet with metamucil or equivalent to soften bm's, avoid straining. Don't linger on the toilet. Don't use cheap (rough) toilet paper. These things together can help. ...Read more

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Can hemmoroids develop into cancer? I have had a few yeas of hemmoroid problems. Some days better than others. The bad days result in pain and bleeding. Usually after cleaning and applying over the counter creams, the bleeding will stop. When I had m

Can hemmoroids develop into cancer? I have had a few yeas of hemmoroid problems. Some days better than others. The bad days result in pain and bleeding. Usually after cleaning and applying over the counter creams, the bleeding will stop. When I had m

Not usually: Do hemorrhoids cause cancer. However what ever is causing you pain and bleeding may not be hemorrhoids but something else that might have a higher risk of developing into cancer. Best to get a good colon and rectal exam by a GI doctor or colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter med for external hemorrhoids?

What is the best over-the-counter med for external hemorrhoids?

Celery: External hemorroids are engorged veins around the anus. The most common cause is increased pressure during defecation from constipation. Otc remedies are of little or no proven benefit. Increased dietary fiber and lots of water makes stooling easier and will help. Painful thrombosed hemorrhoids should be seen by a doctor. Hemorroids from liver cirrhosis must be seen by your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Which home remediess or over-the-counter treatment are considered the best for hemorrhoids?

High fiber: A high fiber diet. Tucks (witch hazel) medicated pads per directions on them. Drink lots of water. Walk a lot. ...Read more

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Are there effective over-the-counter medication to reduce a hemorrhoid outbreak?

Are there effective over-the-counter medication to reduce a hemorrhoid outbreak?

Yes: First, make certain they are hemorrhoids, and have a doctor look. Second, get some tucks (witch hazel) pads - and follow instructions. Third, get some fiber supplements- like citrucelle - which is over the counter- and start taking it daily. ...Read more

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Are there effective over-the-counter medication to reduce hemorrhoid pain?

Are there effective over-the-counter medication to reduce hemorrhoid pain?

Not really: Most over the counter medications only temporarily improve hemorrhoids. Ice and sitz baths (soaking in warm water), as well as avoiding constipation by increasing fiber and fluid intake, work just as well for less money. Also try a moisturizing cleanser like balneol to decrease your irritation when wiping. Wipes and plain toilet paper can be really irritating. ...Read more

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Are there any good over-the-counter medicine for internal hemorrhoids?

Are there any good over-the-counter medicine for internal hemorrhoids?

Yes: First line treatment of hemorrhoids involves stool softeners, a healthy high fiber diet to bulk stools, possible suggestion of lubricants to ease the passage of hard stools, sitz baths (warm water) to ease discomfort and swelling, gentle hygiene with moistened tp or medicated wipes--all otc, not brand name specific and widely available anywhere. If symptoms persist, see your doc for other rx! ...Read more

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External hemorrhoid right outside anus, it's not hard & no pain, but bleeds. Been there a long while. Over the counter treatments for it please?

External hemorrhoid right outside anus, it's not hard & no pain, but bleeds. Been there a long while. Over the counter treatments for it please?

Treat constipation: For hemorrhoids I would use a stool softener to keep stools runnier. Also, it will decompress the bowel and allow the hemorrhoids to start to shrink. I would use any over the counter hemorrhoid medication. They all work reasonably well. Finally, I would use a step stool in the bathroom to keep knees above hips while on the toilet to minimize straining. ...Read more

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I have an infected hemorrhoid that leaks puss. Over the counter medication or go to the doctor?

See a doctor: If you are concerned about an infection, over the counter products will not be effective. If there is pus or infection, see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of hemorrhoids? I have been using every over the counter relief aid foe 3 weeks. Doc said to keep using products. What's wrong w/ me

How can I get rid of hemorrhoids? I have been using every over the counter relief aid foe 3 weeks. Doc said to keep using products. What's wrong w/ me

Nothing wrong w/ you: Its a normal part of life to have medical problems. Regarding yor hemorrhoids, consider seeing a colorectal surgeon for a consultation. They are usually up to date on the latest trends in colorectal disease, and have lots of options, surgery generally being the last resort. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Would oral prednisone help a thrombosed external hemorrhoid that's failed tx w/ hc suppositories & cream? What's best for pain control?

Would oral prednisone help a thrombosed external hemorrhoid that's failed tx w/ hc suppositories & cream? What's best for pain control?

Hemrrhoid: Oral Prednisone has not been well documented in the literature in the treatment of hemrrhoids. Keeping on a strict schedule of nsaids for their anti-inflammatory effect, barring no contra-indications in your personal history, would be beneficial to you. I would recomment starting with Ibuprofen (motrin) 600mg 3 times a day for 30 days. The anti-inflammatory effects take a full week before benefit. ...Read more

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Can you use external creams on internal hemorrhoid?

Can you use external creams on internal hemorrhoid?

Depends: Most prescription meds used to treat hemorrhoids can be used both internally and externally. I would be cautious of over the counter meds unless the label/instruction specifically approve for internal use. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of hemorrhoid creams?

Itching/irritation: Most creams can cause increased irritation if used too much or too heavily--allergic reactions are rare but may also exacerbate sypmtoms and worsen the symptoms for which you are using the product! Any persistent pain, irritation (>7 days) should be evaluated and not ignored. In other words, ok to try but use with caution! ...Read more

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Can triamconolone cream be used for hemorrhoids?

Can triamconolone cream be used for hemorrhoids?

Yes, briefly: Triamcinolone is a long-acting corticosteroid used for a variety of problems. It is much stronger than the usual type of corticosteroid that is included in hemorrhoid creams, which uses Hydrocortisone (anusert, anusol, proctosol). Although both drugs reduce itching and swelling due to hemorrhoids, triamcinolone is not intended for this use but probably ok to use once or twice while waiting. ...Read more

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What creams should I use for my hemorrhoids? Brands?

Preparation h: Works will with current hemorrhoids. If they persist, you should see a general surgeon for further treatment options. ...Read more

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What can I do if anusol cream is ineffective to treat my hemorrhoid?

What can I do if anusol cream is ineffective to treat my hemorrhoid?

See a doctor: Go see a doctor and he can examine to and give you the options. Www. Drlugo. Com. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a dark external hemorrhoid and an internal hemorrhoid and I am wondering what home creams and remedies you can suggest to minimize these?

Fiber: The best home remedie is diet modification. Try to get about 20-30 grams of fiber per day. This will make sure your stool is soft and you don't strain to have a bowel movement. This will make sure you don't aggravate the existing problem. Preparation h works will with current hemorrhoids. If they persist, you should see a general surgeon for further treatment options. ...Read more

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Does hemorrhoid cream truly help acne?

Does hemorrhoid cream truly help acne?

From Piles To Smiles: It makes small vessels constrict so blood flow is decreased and therefore the skin is less red. Smoking 10 high-nicotine cigarettes in a row will do about the same thing (don't try that at home, unless you live within one block of a hospital). So, yes, maybe, temporarily it will "help, " if that's what you want to call it. But will do nothing to "help" get rid of the primary cause (s) of the acne. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long it should take for my hemorrhoid to heal without cream?

Can you tell me how long it should take for my hemorrhoid to heal without cream?

Hemmorhoids: It is a very common problem, not to worry. Can be related to either constipation or diarrhea.
Hemorrhoids 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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Should I get surgery or creams for hemorrhoids?

Should I get surgery or creams for hemorrhoids?

Get evaluated: 90% of the patients who self-diagnose hemorrhoids don't have them. It all depends on the symptoms and the grade of he problem. If some tissue comes out that you have to push back in, then you probably have problematic hemorrhoids. See a good colorectal or general surgeon. ...Read more

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It's okay to use my halcinonide cream to treat a hemorrhoid right?

Halcinonide Cream: Halcinonide Cream (Halog Cream) is a topical corticosteroid – so I assume it could help with swelling, itching & discomfort from hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Does anyone knows any medicines or cream for treatment of hemorrhoid?

Does anyone knows any medicines or cream for treatment of hemorrhoid?

Care of hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids, are a dilation/swelling of venous tissue around rectum. Non operative treatment is recommended, a bowel regimen (fiber, stool softeners, laxatives to goal of 2 soft bowel movements daily) local salves (prep h, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) anti fungal) and hygiene (shower, hair dryer area daily). Surgery only if above fails. Post surgery recovery is several weeks. ...Read more