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Can Hemorrhoids Get Infected
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?
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
The hemorrhoid started off painful but I was given medication which stopped the pain however there is not a white lump on it. Is it infected and how d?
Infected, it sounds like the clot (a hemorrhoid is a clotted vein) is resolving!
Hope this helps!
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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?
My mother, has hemorrhoids of 2 yrs duration, she developed fever 38.3, headache &dizziness, is that infected hemorrhoids or else?
I had a hemorroid, treated but I think is infected now I have 2 little white zits or gains that I have sqeezed and pus comes out, what should I do?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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