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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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dark circles: How do know you have dark circles on your anus? ;). ...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
I am using hemorrhoid cream that my doctor gave me (proctozone) but it has been one month and they don't get better. I am having a very healthy diet .
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