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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

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...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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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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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 likely will I get complications from hemorrhoids that lead to surrounding tissue death?

How likely will I get complications from hemorrhoids that lead to surrounding tissue death?

Not likely: If they get large and prolapse they can be very painful and lead to issues like tissue death. But for most they are a bother. See a surgeon who specializes in them and discuss. ...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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