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Dr. Michael Moffa answered:

Does using HC 2.5 % cream thin the skin of hemorrhoids, allowing them to pop and get infected? Will Neosporin help heal it if applied inside/around?

No

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Topical steroids used long term can thin the skin around the anus but won't damage the hemorrhoid. Actually I never use these creams because they don't really do anything that time and avoidance of constipation with fiber doesn't do better
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My hemorrhoid is bleeding, can it become infected?

No

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The excellent circulation to the rectum and the resulting delivery of infection fighting blood cells make hemorrhoid infections pretty rare. The itching and redness at the rectal opening is often complicated by yeast (monilial) colonization from the bowel. I've found the use of an antifungal (eg clotrimazole which is over the counter) and some cortisone cream very helpful to get rid of the itch
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I have an infected hemorrhoid that leaks puss. Over the counter medication or go to the doctor?

See a doctor

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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.
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Dr. Peter M. Ihle answered:

My mother,, has hemorrhoids of 2 yrs duration ,she developed fever 38.3,headache &dizziness, is that infected hemorrhoids or else ?

Not related

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C U r PCP & get a firm Dx. This would be an unusual presentation 4 hemorroids.
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I have a ext-hemorrhoid. For 2 weeks . I've been using preperation h for over a week. Now I see a yellow tip on it and yellow pus. Is it infected?

Most likely

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If you see yellow tip and pus, it is infected, unless the yellow is from the preparation H you've been applying on it. I suggest sitting on a warm bath, put some epsom salt in the bath. This will help calm it down and open the abscess. If it's too painful and does not open by itself, see a doctor to help drain the abscess.
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How can I get rid of hemorrhoids?

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Topicaltherapy, infection sclerotherapy, infrared coagulation, rubberband ligation
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Dr. John J. Fung answered:

How can I get rid of a hemorrhoid?

Diet and exercise

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Eating a balanced diet, rich in fiber, is one of the most effective lifestyle changes you can make for your hemorrhoids. A high-fiber diet, 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. Along with a healthy diet, exercise can help ease bowel movements
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Dr. Daniel J. Para answered:

Can you get hemorrhoids from anal?

Unlikely

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Trauma to the ano-rectal region may result in an anal fissure (a tear in the lining) which can be painful. Hemorrhoids are normal swellings of tissue in the anal canal, and are aggravated by straining, hard stools, and poor bowel habits.
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Can external hemorrhoids get bigger?

Yes

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Hemorrhoids ate veins under the skin in the anal area. They become enlarged or irritated with constipation & sitting at the toilet straining too long. The veins can continue to enlarge with repeated irritation from constipation. Dink more water, eat more fiber (fruits & vegetables, Metamucil).
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How can I get hemorrhoids to go away?

Tincture of Time

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Acute flare ups are typically self-limited. if there is a thrombosed hemorrhoid this too will also go away althought you may end up with a tag of extra tissue. repeated flare ups can lead to a prominence of extra hemorrhoidal tissue that will not go away and may need surgical intervention. avoid constipation and use good bowel habits. no reading on the toilet.
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