Doctor insights on:
Hydrocortisone For Hemorrhoids
Cortisone is a naturally produced hormone in the body, produced by the adrenal glands. It is often used as a potent medication for inflammatory disease. In serious cases, it is a "wonder" drug, and can be life saving. However, long and continuous use can cause many serious and uncomfortable side effects. Hydrocortisone is a topical skin variety and much ...Read more
When taking hydrocortisone acetate suppositories for hemorrhoids, how far up are you supposed to insert them?
Not far: Just enough so that they stay in. ...Read more
What are my options for treating hemorrhoids? Already tried a 5 day supply of hydrocortisone suppositories. Do I maybe just need them treated longer?
Diagnosed with hemorrhoids. Taking hydrocortisone supossitory but still see light blood when I wipe here and there. How long does it take to resolve?
Days: It usually helps within days. Avoid aggravating it by straining. ...Read more
What's the difference between proctozone 2.5% cream and hydrocortisone 2.5% cream? Which is better for hemorrhoids?
How much do tucks (witch hazel) help with hemorrhoids? Is using cream and hydrocortisone much better?
Not much: Steroid creams are better.Get a more detailed answer ›
I got external hemorrhoids removed yesterday. Now that is itchy. Can I use hydrocortisone cream there?
Yes: Very common to have itching and ok to use topical Hydrocort cream. Just be sure to apply GENTLY. Hope this helps. Best of luck with this issue and thanks for using Healthtap. Dr R ...Read more
Is it safe to use hydrocortisone 1% on the anus once - twice daily? Without weakening/thinning skin? I have hemorrhoids
I would not: That's for external usage. Anoderm and hemorrhoids are not exactly external. And chronic usage can thin out the skin. Use a prep for hemorrhoids. ...Read more
I accidentally used Phenylephrine HCL 0.25% Hemorrhoid gel on my back (instead of hydrocortisone 1%). Should I be alarmed? I'm 5 months pregnant.
Should be fine: You should be fine, but you should check with the pharmacist or your OB doc to be sure. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I have hydrocortisone cream 1% for my hands cracked skin. Can I also use it for ext. Hemorrhoids?
Hydrocortisone: Yes, but limited use--1-3 days only in body fold area. Cracked hands are better treated with heavy moisture and use cortisone only for itch. Hemorrhoids can improved with cortisone, but in occluded areas--anus--cortisones could induce atrophy if used too long. Best limit it to occasional use and for 1-3 days at a time. ...Read more
It helps.: It helps to relieve the itching caused by the hemarroids. ...Read more
External hemorrhoids. Should I use ibuprofen or naproxin for pain relief? I already use a hydrocortisone cream
You can, but...: You can but they are unlikely to provide much benefit. ...Read more
I have been dealing with an itchy anus for two months now. I've tried gentle cleaning, witch hazel, and hydrocortisone cream, bu it still itches after I go poo. What could be the cause? I don' have hemorrhoids by the way
THe most: Common cause of anal itching especially if it wakes you from your sleep is caffeine followed by excess perspiration. Do not use witch hazel! cut out all caffeine and use corn starch powder on your bottom when getting dressed and whenever you feel dampness or itching in that area. Avoid petroleum based creams of any kind. ...Read more
Dr said I have hemorrhoid& gave me docusate&hydrocortisone cream. Looks like a skin tag w/a blood vessel. Will it ever go away &look Normal? I'm sad
Maybe not. No worry: It's possible a small skin tag will persist. With luck, this will be the worst blemish on your overall beauty. ...Read more
Have fissure and Tight Anus after applying Hydrocortisone and lidocaine Topical, I get incontinence, mucus discharge from anus, hemorrhoids, TREATMENT?
A proctologist: Is whom you need to see, you may need more than just topical therapy, a good exam by an experienced surgeon / proctologist is your best option, good luck ...Read more
I am 25 weeks pregnant and had 3 thrombosed hemorrhoids lanced more than 24 hours ago. I've done sitz baths, cooling packs & hydrocortisone/lidocaine cream; the pain is still awful. What should I do?
It can help: Due to its antiinflammatory properties. Anusol has a topical anesthetic and is usually for the gums and in combo may add some additional relief. Oral pain meds, aleve or ibuprofin are also winners. Consider MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to prevent constipation which always makes hemmorroids worse. Goog ole preperation h is a good, inexpensive combination. ...Read more
Had hemmoroid for 2 yrs. Doc the other day gave me suppositories & hydrocortisone cream. It still hurts & bleeds. How long will it take to work?
I just gave birth 2wks ago and have a hemerrhoid. Doing the sitz bath and hydrocortisone but what else can I do to help alleviate it? Just wait?
I've had severe pain from external hemorroids for 3 days. Can hardly walk. Ibuprofen and ice offer some relief, but can't use hydrocortisone. Advice?
Relapsed painful ext haemoroids after 5 yrs with mild prostatitis symptoms, blackish stools, swollen urethra tip. 3 w antibiotics and hydrocortisone?
No specific question: Please provide a specific question, you have multiple problems, and I wish you get well soon, you need to keep a close follow up with your regular doctor, good luck ...Read more
Anti-inflammatory: Cortisone is a naturally produced hormone in the body, produced by the adrenal glands. It is often used as a potent medication for inflammatory disease. In serious cases, it is a "wonder" drug, and can be life saving. However, long and continuous use can cause many serious and uncomfortable side effects. Hydrocortisone is a topical skin variety and much less potent than cortisone. ...Read more
Reduce inflammation: Hydro-cortisone is used very commonly as an anti-inflammatory medication in status asthmaticus, a condition of prolonged acute attack of wheezing in patients whit asthma. It is also used to reduce inflammation inside joint spaces etc as an anti-inflammatory and immuno-supressive agent. Other rare uses include treatment of septic shock and in thyroid storm. ...Read more