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What are the side effects of hemorrhoid creams?

What are the side effects of hemorrhoid creams?

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

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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Does hemorrhoid cream truly help acne?

Does hemorrhoid cream truly help acne?

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

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Can i get HIV from using the same hemorrhoids cream ?

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

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What is a compound hemorrhoid cream? Does it work better than regular creams? Why would a doctor prescribe it?

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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Can you use hemorrhoid cream for yeast infection?

Can you use hemorrhoid cream for yeast infection?

No - different meds.: Hemorrhoid creams are usually to reduce inflammation ; yeast creams are anti-fungals. ...Read more

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Can the ingredient penylephrine that's found in hemorrhoid cream be effective against scabies?

Can the ingredient penylephrine that's found in hemorrhoid cream be effective against scabies?

No: Scabies requires anti-arthropod treatment. The phenylephrine is a vasoconstrictor, and does not have appreciable efficacy against scabies. ...Read more