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Can you get medications for hemorrhoids at the drug store?

Can you get medications for hemorrhoids at the drug store?

Can: Most over the counter hemorrhoid preps are just "band-aids" and usually won't work for long if at all. Patients need to determine the cause of their symptoms and correct that. The creams can help control symptoms during the treatment of the underlying cause, but they are not the long term answer to hemorrhoid symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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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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Can I buy directly an ointment in any drug store for my hemorrhoid?

Can I buy directly an ointment in any drug store for my hemorrhoid?

Various options: Unfortunately, hemorrhoids are somewhat common in pregnancy. As you approach term, the increase in pelvic pressure from the growing uterus and fetus place increased pressure on your pelvic floor and vessels. This aggrevates the hemorrhoids by causing more congection, swelling and discomfort. Several otc therapies may help like tucks (witch hazel) pads or suppositories. Additionally, stool softerners help. ...Read more

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I would like to know that which is the most efficient drug for hemorrhoid?

It depends: There is no specific drug that works for hemorrhoids in general. However there are drugs we recommend for specific complications.For 1)acute ext hem thrombosis- evacuation of the clot, others:warm baths, stool softeners, nsaid"s, witch hazel , Hydrocortisone 1%. Sometimes anal suppositories are helpful for internal hem bleeding. And prolapse. ...Read more

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Pls mention drugs that will worst hemorrhoids & foods to be avoided when one having hemorrhoids????

Pls mention drugs that will worst hemorrhoids & foods to be avoided when one having hemorrhoids????

Hemorrhoids worse: Constipation is what makes hemorrhoids worse, both because of straining, and because of rubbing of a hard stool. Any drug or food which causes constipation will therefore make it worse. But you can prevent this by always taking stool softeners like Colace, (docusate sodium) and eating lots of salads and drinking lots of fluids to prevent constipation. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoid be treated with drug injection to affected area.?

Can hemorrhoid be treated with drug injection to affected area.?

Not: Depending on the size of the hemorrhoid you can band it, cut it or abated with infrared coagulator. The first two options work better than the third. You can also perform a stapling procedure or ligation of the blood supply. These are more specific to larger hemorrhoids. See a doctor to help decide best option. ...Read more

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I have bleeding hemorrhoids. Is there an at home remedy i can use until i can get something at the store?

I have bleeding hemorrhoids. Is there an at home remedy i can use until i can get something at the store?

Baby WIPES!!: Help as well as a feminine napkin or tampon delicately placed in the area to tamponade the blood. If you can tolerate a cold compress or ice pack will also help constrict the blood vessels and decrease the bleeding. ...Read more

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Please name sme comon drugs to cure hemorrhoids.I think bleeding occurs near anal opening.There is partial black stool. Black color only at stool tip.

Please name sme comon drugs to cure hemorrhoids.I think bleeding occurs near anal opening.There is partial black stool. Black color only at stool tip.

See below: Black stool needs to be checked by doc to r/o upper GI bleeding (esophagus, stomach, small intestine) & check for tear in anus as well as hemorrhoids. Otc preps abound: preparation h (plain or w/ hydrocortisone), witch hazel wipes. Prevent hard stools/straining by using stool softener &/or increasing dietary fiber & fluid intake. ...Read more

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Would an ice bath help for intestinal inflammation like swollen hemorrhoids? What else could help, anti-inflammatory drugs?

Sometimes sitz baths: help which are not iced, but rather room temperature to help reduce swelling. There are medication for hemorrhoids to reduce swelling and pain that's safer than taking NSAIDS, that could cause some bruising, or oozing if bleeding is a problem. Talk to your PCP so s/he's aware of the problem, and it's documented. ...Read more

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