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How Effective Is A Sitz Bath In Relieving Hemorrhoid Symptoms
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Hot: A hot bath helps many pelvic symptoms. 20 minutes twice a day is reasonable. ...Read more
Not exact: But if you add about 1/4 cup of salt to 3-4 inches of water in the tub, that should be fine. ...Read more
Can adding iodized salt to a sitz bath help a chronic anal fissure heal that also has a sentinel pile?
Yes: Adding salt to the bath will help to draw out the swelling in the area which will improve the pain. It will not speed up healing process but it may make you more comfortable for longer period of time. ...Read more
Is warm liquid better than cold for constipation? What is the best stool softener after hernia surgery?
What is the best cream or ointment or mix of the two for a chronic anal fissure with sentinel pile that bleeds and throbs? Using hc 2.5% & ibuprofen.
Diagnosed with anal fissure, is there any pain relief ointments that can be used? Currently using glycerine suppositories.
Anal fissures no fun: Anal fissures are like paper-cuts. They can bleed, hurt, & recur, particularly with defecation & other activities that increases pelvic pressure. Disorders of anal-rectal function, straining at hard stool, prolonged sitting, heavy lifting, long distance walks/runs should be avoided. If stool softeners, fiber & behavior changes don't cure, can use topical nitrate or diltiazem with anesthetic agent. ...Read more
Having anal fissure and hemorroids. Extreme pain and burning. Using ointments but no relief. What can help relieve the pain. Is there a solution?
What is the best way to relive large, external hemorrhoids, while 28 weeks pregnant? Tucks (witch hazel) and Preparation H aren't doing a thing.
Time: I believe your ob doctor will tell you to wait. The hemorrhoids will most likely go away in about 3 months with the birth of your child If not they will get better. You can use some cortisone containing cream that may help. You can also use some local anesthetic ointment to help you along for now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
23yearold male, can a ice bath help the healing process of strained mucles. Or is a hot bath better?
Warmth is better: Warmth increases circulation to the area which helps remove toxins. Cold causes constriction and keeps tocsins there. There are three homeopathic remedies that work wonders with strained muscles especially when taken together: arnica, bryonia, and rhus box. Tiger balm topical ointment can also help as does increase fluids to flush the system. ...Read more
Epsom salts in a very hot bath, work for scabies? There is a lot of positive feedback online supporting this
NO 5% permethrin: Scabies is treated with a topical scabicide such as 5% permethrin. It is applied over the entire body from the chin to the toes and left on for 8 to 14 hours before washing off. The treatment is repeated 1 week later. After your first Permethrin treatment is completed you can try some calamine lotion and some solarcaine for symptomatic relief. Epsom salts will do nothing. ...Read more
Unclear question: If you are 23, you are highly unlikely to have anal or colon cancer. What relief did you experience? It would require a physical examination to assess for anal and colon cancer and if you have any concerns, please consult your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
Hemorrhoids?: Epsom salts are excellent for this purpose. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to be enough water to submerge the anal area. Soak for about 15 minutes – several times a day. An alternative is placing ¼ cup of witch hazel ; warm water in a basin. Soak for at least 15 minutes, at least twice a day. ...Read more
Other than sit bath and fiber increase, any home remedies to help with hem shrinking, not the typical brand name creams?
Many: Many home remedies can help; i don't know of formal research on most of these but they are safe to try. Topical apple cider vinegar helps many: http://bit.Ly/18zaemf topical iodine helps too: http://www.Health911.Com/hemorrhoids this heat device works well: http://www.The-home-medic.Com/site/972963/product/ds-hp/ bioflavonoids & herbs like horsechestnut & gotu kola prevent-i like "vein factors.". ...Read more
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Is there a specific enema that helps relieve of prostate problems (ie. Hot, warm or cold, salt water... Etc.)?
No: Prostate problems cannot be relieved by enemas. I would recommend that you consult with a local urologist. ...Read more
Can a person contract anal stenosis as a possible side effect of the over use (3-5 weeks) of docusate sodium, 250 mg, a stool softener?
Highly unlikely: Would not make sense and highly unlikely. ...Read more
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