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Dermovate Cream For Hemorrhoids
Itching/irritation: Most creams can cause increased irritation if used too much or too heavily--allergic reactions are rare but may also exacerbate sypmtoms and worsen the symptoms for which you are using the product! Any persistent pain, irritation (>7 days) should be evaluated and not ignored. In other words, ok to try but use with caution! ...Read more
Yes, briefly: Triamcinolone is a long-acting corticosteroid used for a variety of problems. It is much stronger than the usual type of corticosteroid that is included in hemorrhoid creams, which uses Hydrocortisone (anusert, anusol, proctosol). Although both drugs reduce itching and swelling due to hemorrhoids, triamcinolone is not intended for this use but probably ok to use once or twice while waiting. ...Read more
Get evaluated: 90% of the patients who self-diagnose hemorrhoids don't have them. It all depends on the symptoms and the grade of he problem. If some tissue comes out that you have to push back in, then you probably have problematic hemorrhoids. See a good colorectal or general surgeon. ...Read more
Care of hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids, are a dilation/swelling of venous tissue around rectum. Non operative treatment is recommended, a bowel regimen (fiber, stool softeners, laxatives to goal of 2 soft bowel movements daily) local salves (prep h, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) anti fungal) and hygiene (shower, hair dryer area daily). Surgery only if above fails. Post surgery recovery is several weeks. ...Read more
External hemorrhoids really really hurting. Tried h cream but with not much luck. What should I do?
See below: The pain is due to small blood clot (thrombosis) in the hemorrhoid. The pain may last for 4-7 days and gradually the clot disappears. Immediate relief for the pain can be had by the physician making a small incision (using local anesthetic) in the hemorrhoid releasing the clot. Topical hydrocortisone/lidocaine cream can help the pain. OTC products with 5% Lidocaine and hydrocortisone are available ...Read more
How long does it take for a large external hemorrhoid to heal if your just using a hemmroid cream? How long is too long to wait?
Hemorrhoids: Conservative treatment measures are usually sufficient for most patients with hemorrhoids causing bleeding, itching, irritation, or thrombosis (clot formation). Analgesic creams and topical steroid creams can be used for irritation and pruritus, but not for more than one week. They can result in contact dermatitis or mucosal atrophy, respectively. Your hemorrhoid may require definitive therapy. ...Read more
My son, 19, suddenly has hemorrhoids, its not too large but he's very worried. I got an over d counter cream, germoloids. Would it go with this.
It is important not to make hemorrhoids worse. Cleaning off after a bowel movement should be gentle. Pre-moistened towlettes can be used to dab the anus. Don’t wipe/rub. Pat the anus dry after cleaning. Avoid using harsh soaps that contain dyes or aromas. Cotton underwear is helpful as it absorbs moisture well.
Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to >. ...Read more
I've used creams for my external hemorrhoid and it doesn't seem to stop hurting. Every time I go number 2, it's always bleeding. What should I do?
Diet, Rx, or see MD:
Try PROCTOSOL 2.5% apply 2-3 times and after #2.
Diet more fiber. Avoid constipation.Sit in hot water 10 minutes 2 times (seitz bath.)
Log on PILex. Com. Make sure this is located in California
Order a bot of 14 capsule
Take 2 capsules daily x 7 days. It is pure herbal medicine no side effects. It works wonder. But bleeding a lot see MD
A great product ...Read more
AreThere any pills Ican take to make the hemorrhoids back to normal-and not flared up. Not a fan of suppositiories and the cream doesn't work on intrnl?
How to heal internal hemorrhoids-with which medicine, cream? It's beginning phase of internal hemorrhoids. How long would it take this condition to heal
Internal Hemorrhoid: If you have internal hemorrhoid, be sure you do not strain during bowel movement and avoid hard stool. Adequate hydration and eat high fiber diet. Can also take fiber supplement to keep stool soft. Avoid using soap to clean perianal area, this can dry out skin and makes hemorrhoids worse. ...Read more
Hi, I got a hemorrhoid and it's fairly large, doesn't hurt but prep H and other creams aren't shrinking it. I'm at a lost for what to do also I'm worr?
See a doctor: Go see a doctor and he can examine to and give you the options. Www. Drlugo. Com. ...Read more
Hi, I have a dark external hemorrhoid and an internal hemorrhoid and I am wondering what home creams and remedies you can suggest to minimize these?
Fiber: The best home remedie is diet modification. Try to get about 20-30 grams of fiber per day. This will make sure your stool is soft and you don't strain to have a bowel movement. This will make sure you don't aggravate the existing problem. Preparation h works will with current hemorrhoids. If they persist, you should see a general surgeon for further treatment options. ...Read more
Dark circles: How do know you have dark circles on your anus? ;). ...Read more
Not likely: But get another tube of cream for yourself. It can't be that expensive. You might get a more virulent, easily transmissible disease, such as hepatitis. ...Read more
Sitz baths!: Antibiotic or other creams are of little value. Witch Hazel impregnated wipes help itching and burning symptoms. Definitive care is Sitz baths with Epsom salts, 4-6X/d tepid water 15 min each. Avoid straining at stools, increase dietary fiber, avoid dehydration, and see a general surgeon for bleeding or ongoing complications. ...Read more
For a month now I've had a VERY itchy hemorrhoid. I can't go a day w/out a suppository and creams/wipes. Can't afford dr - no pain but not going away?
Stool softner: If the only problem is itching and you know it is a hemorrhoid then stool softeners can help decrease the irratation of bowel movements which will decrease the inflammation. However other things can cause rectal itching, such as worms. If hemorrhoid meds & stool softener does not decrease it you might want to be checked. If blood, drainage need exam. ...Read more
Depends: Most prescription meds used to treat hemorrhoids can be used both internally and externally. I would be cautious of over the counter meds unless the label/instruction specifically approve for internal use. ...Read more
It is a very common problem, not to worry. Can be related to either constipation or diarrhea.
Hemorrhoids should be evaluated by a colo-rectal or general surgeon
you will require dietary, bathroom habit modifications and sometimes office based procedures if medical management is ineffective. ...Read more
From Piles To Smiles: It makes small vessels constrict so blood flow is decreased and therefore the skin is less red. Smoking 10 high-nicotine cigarettes in a row will do about the same thing (don't try that at home, unless you live within one block of a hospital). So, yes, maybe, temporarily it will "help, " if that's what you want to call it. But will do nothing to "help" get rid of the primary cause (s) of the acne. ...Read more
Sometimes: There are many otc remedies for hemorrhoid flare ups. Just keep in mind that a doctor check up is necessary if you are not getting better on otc med. Even if the diagnosis is correct, otc remedies will not help with more advanced grades of hemorrhoids. ...Read more
If not thrombosed: Or clotted, bed rest for 24-48 hours with feet above hips, warm tub soaks for 15 -20 minutes 3-4 times per day and sometimes ice pack for 5 minutes at a time will usually work. If thrombosed and hard to the touch might consider incision and drainage by colorectal surgeon in the office to shorten the time of discomfort and swelling and bleeding. ...Read more
I heard using hemorrhoid cream (like preparation-h, proctolog cream) can reduce wrinkles. Is it true?
It is not true: Preparation h moisturizes the skin to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It cannot remove them. ...Read more
What is a compound hemorrhoid cream? Does it work better than regular creams? Why would a doctor prescribe it?
Not sure: "Compound" usually means that the doctor has directed the pharmacy to make or "compound" a product out of several ingredients which he must feel is better and/or different than what is offered by OTC products. Thus unable to answer the question. You could ask the pharmacists or doctor who wrote the RX. ...Read more
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