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I have hemorrhoids/itch. I get a rash that itches.Around butt put cortisone on it and hermmorrhoid cream .Now blood red oozing?

I have hemorrhoids/itch. I get a rash that itches.Around  butt put cortisone on it and hermmorrhoid cream .Now blood red oozing?

Need examination: May not be a hemorrhoid. Please see a physician that is knowledgable about hemorrhoids, fissures, fistulas, abscesses of the ago-rectum. ...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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Is there an alternative to cortisone shot?

Depends: It really depends on the condition being treated. In general terms, cortisone injections relieve inflammation and pain. Other modalities that can sometimes achieve this are: ice, oral medications such as Ibuprofen or steroids, rest, and splinting. Physical or occupational therapy can also sometimes be helpful for musculoskeletal conditions and there is always surgery too. ...Read more

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Are there risk factors for cortisone shots?

Very few: Local cortisone preparations have little risk. The risk of infection is almost zero. Occasionally the steroid crystals can cause a brief inflammatory reaction. ...Read more

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Are there any cortisone injection risk factors?

Very few: The risks are small. Rarely this is a brief increase in inflammation which usually resolves quickly with the application of ice. Infection risks are extremely small. ...Read more

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Can I use cortisone for fungal rash?

Can I use cortisone for fungal rash?

Would not recommend: If you have a fungal skin rash, it is best to use an anti-fungal cream. There are many otc options such as lotrimin, lamisil, tinactin, (tolnaftate) generic clotrimazole, etc. Avoid putting a steroid cream on a fungal rash as it may contribute to the rash progressing rather than resolving. When in doubt, contact your doctor to be sure of the best treatment. Sometimes oral medicine is necessary. ...Read more

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Cortisone shot vs surgery for ankle?

Cortisone shot vs surgery for ankle?

Depends: Truly depends on the problem. Steroids are a strong anti-inflamatory; however if the underlying problem isn't taken care of it can recur. Lidocaine injections can be used to confirm the problem is in a specific location or within the joint. ...Read more

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Should I apply cortisone on my scrotum?

Should I apply cortisone on my scrotum?

Can't say: If you have a condition that requires cortisone treatment to the scrotum, then you should follow your doctor's prescription. I do not recommend applying cortisone anywhere without a medical reason. ...Read more

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