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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?

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: 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. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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I used a hemorrhoid cream from someone infected with genital herpes and when I took some out I put it in a toilet paper and applied it. Can I get herp?

I used a hemorrhoid cream from someone infected with genital herpes and when I took some out I put it in a toilet paper and applied it. Can I get herp?

Possible but slight: Virsuses can live outside the body for short period of time (like seconds, most article say < 10 seconds,) but longer in damp conditions. So, very unlikely unless your friend had just used the medication. ...Read more

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My hemorrhoid is bleeding, can it become infected?

My hemorrhoid is bleeding, can it become infected?

No: 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. ...Read more

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How do I know if a hemorrhoid is infected?

How do I know if a hemorrhoid is infected?

Fever: You nave have fever, worsening pain, redness around the skin of the anus, and with serious infection the skin feels "crunchy". Any of these should prompt an emergency exam by a qualified physician. If not, consider seeing your primary care doc to take a look anyway. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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?

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?

Might be abscess: This may not be a hemorrhoid. Sounds more like a peri-anal abscess. Please see your doctor as this may need to be surgically drained. ...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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Does hemrroids get infected?

Does hemrroids get infected?

Yes, unusual but: Possible. It is a surgical emergency when this happens. If think you have an infection, you must see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I have an infected hemroid?

I have an infected hemroid?

Get it treated: Most likely you have prolapsed, non reducible hemorrhoids thrombosed and painful, go and see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Infected hemorroid, white sitz in anus with puse?

Infected hemorroid, white sitz in anus with puse?

See a doctor: You need a doctor to determine if you have an abscess, fissure or open wound. She will need to drain the abscess and start you on antibiotics. ...Read more

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How to get hemorrhoid removed?

See you doctor: Removing hemorrhoids is a surgical procedure. See your doctor/surgeon. ...Read more

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Will I need to get my hemorrhoids surgically treated?

Quality of life: You have hemorrhoids. You are wondering if surgery would help. You quality of life is important. Talk to your surgeon. If you are finding hemorrhoids are interfering with your quality of life then get surgery. If you feel they are not then continue to manage them. Most patients describe relief after hemorrhoids are treated. They can recursive don't forget. ...Read more

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How to get rid of hemorrhoid pain?

How to get rid of hemorrhoid pain?

Pain: From hemorrhoids is usually due to an external hemorrhoid issue. If they are just swollen, bed rest for 24-48 hours and warm tub soaks work best. If it is thrombosed or clotted, seeing a colorectal surgeon to incise and drain will get the most prompt response. Be sure your pain is not due to an anal fissure as that is sometimes present and needs different treatment. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hemorrhoid????

Start with an exam: The place to start is with an examination by a general or colorectal surgeon. That doctor will be able to assess if you (a) have hemorrhoids and (b) need treatment. All human beings have normal hemorrhoidal cushions in their lower rectum and anus.

Once you have been examined, the surgeon can give you a treatment plan. This plan may include surgery. ...Read more

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Can you get hemorrhoids from anal?

Can you get hemorrhoids from anal?

Unlikely: 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. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a hemorrhoid?

How can I get rid of a hemorrhoid?

Diet and exercise: 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. ...Read more

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Can external hemorrhoids get bigger?

Yes: 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). ...Read more

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How can a 7 month old get hemorrhoids?

How can a 7 month old get hemorrhoids?

I've never seen it: I see skin tags on a kids bottom occasionally & they often have a scratch inside their anus that bleeds if stool is hard are too large. Neither are a sign of hemorrhoids. I have never seen a true hemorrhoid in a kid in 3 decades of practice. ...Read more

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