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Hydrocortisone For Hemorrhoids
What's the difference between proctozone 2.5% cream and hydrocortisone 2.5% cream? Which is better 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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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