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Does Preparation H Cream Enlarge The Prostate
The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more
35 year old gentleman with hemorrhoids and symptoms wants to use over the counter remedies.
Of course, you can use these over the counter remedies. However, you should see your doctor for a full exam. Another thing to consider is to eat a diet high in vegetables and fiber, stay hydrated, and avoid straining. Hemorrhoids have several stages and you can get banding and other indicated treatments. ...Read more
YEs: But prep h won't help other than as a lubricant. The best thing you can do during pregnancy to avoid hemorrhoid issues and constipation is to be sure you are drinking 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily and put up with the frequent urination. Much better to void frequently than to have to deal with hemorrhoids. ...Read more
No: They help relief the symptoms.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Generally not on their own.
Anusol and perperatin h havs steroids hence help to calm down inflammation
Combination of things with lifestyle change including high fiber diet (morethen 25 gm/ day ) with regular excercise to aid in bowel mobility, adequate consumption of water and stool softners like docusate sodium help with prevention and to get rid of hemorrhoids. ...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
No : Should never use on or near eye non eye care products, so answer is no,. ...Read more
Constipated for 3-4 days and have hemorrhoid. Dulcolax stool softener & preparation h cream doesn't help much. So painful when stool try to pass. Help?
May need surgery: If stool softeners don't help, the hemorrhoid could be thrombosed or clotted. The swelling can be very painful. You could possible have a fissure or tear and those are very painful as well. Other rx meds can help or you may need surgery. See your doctor to determine the right course of therapy. ...Read more
I have hemorrhoids that are bleeding & painful. Have done sitz baths, using prep h wipes & cream. Nothing is helping. Please advise?
I have hemorrhoids not sure if internal or external prep h sups do work better than topical creams doing sitz baths not getting well any advice?
Hemorrhoids: This can take a very long time, weeks or even months. Make sure your stools are soft. All that said, a warning, you can have more than one problem. You can have hemorrhoids and other problems at the same time that could cause bleeding at your age. ...Read more
Bleeding hemorrhoid for 2days. Lots of bleeding. Today, while standing, I got so weak and nauseous with sweating that I had to lay down. I used prep h cream yesterday and may have undiagnosed diabetes.?
See Dr NOW: Get off the internet and see your Dr or go to ER. You have lost too much blood. ...Read more
Nothing: Prep h has no documented benefit except as a lubricant. But if it helps, then you probably have minimal hemorrhoidal problems. ...Read more
Piles: Sure, worth a try.Get a more detailed answer ›
Anal fissure: Anal fissures are often caused by chronic constipation and straining on defecation. Focus on keeping stools soft with a healthy, fiber-rich diet. Preparation h is primarily for hemorrhoidal relief, but could help fissure discomfort since there is a lubricating component to preparation h. Alternatively, you can also apply petroleum jelly if painful. See your md if severe. ...Read more
Hemmorhoids: It is a very common problem, not to worry. Can be related to one of the ingredients in the medication this 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
treats not cures: There are several formulations of preparation h — some products have phenylephrine, a drug that constricts blood vessels, as active ingredient, in a 0.25% concentration, others have hydrocortisone, in a 1% concentration, which reduces inflammation and swelling. None cure hemorrhoids, but does decrease the acute discomfort and swelling. ...Read more
Yes: Preparation H is safe for pregnant women. It is commonly prescribed for external hemorrhoids. ...Read more
Neither: Nothing in preparation h that works for anything other than as a lubricant and I do not use tucks wipes or any adult wipe with lanolin, alcohol or witch hazel. You do not say what your problem is so I can not offer alternative suggestions with the information you have submitted. ...Read more
I have a hemorrhoid that is hurting bad.is lidocaine creme not ok to put on it... I am in pain preparation h not working?
See a surgeon: If it isn't getting better with local measures, you likely need a minor local procedure to relieve a clot in the hemorrhoid. Sitz baths can help as well. ...Read more
Preparation h works but makes me itch. Tucks (witch hazel) ointment doesn't make me itch but it doesn't work. What should I do?
Add cortisone: There are many anal cortisone preparations that may help to reduce itching. ...Read more
Maybe: The astringents in prep h that shrink hemorrhoids may also shrink the inflammation of a pimple, but there are far more appropriate medications available otc that will probably work far better than prep h. If you don't want to see a doctor, your pharmacist is a good resource for options here. ...Read more
Yes but why?: Prep h contains astringents which help shrink swollen tissues, and a lubricant--helpful with irritated anal tissues but not appropriate to use elsewhere. Try something made for the area that irritates you rather than possibly introducing something harmful. ...Read more
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