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Can hydrocortisone valerate be used to relieve pain caused by hemroids? ?

Can hydrocortisone valerate be used to relieve pain caused by hemroids? ?

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

Dr. Tony Willson
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Hydrocortisone (Definition)

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


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Are hydrocortisone suppositories any help for external hemorrhoids? Any OTC products that help?

Are hydrocortisone suppositories any help for external hemorrhoids?  Any OTC products that help?

Depends: For mild case, Prep H ( at least at one time the most shoplifted item) may work . See your doctor if there the problem persists since not all hemorrhoids are created equal. Be sure to eat enough fiber in the diet to avoid constipation- a risk factor for hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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What are my options for treating hemorrhoids? Already tried a 5 day supply of hydrocortisone suppositories. Do i maybe just need them treated longer?

What are my options for treating hemorrhoids? Already tried a 5 day supply of hydrocortisone suppositories. Do i maybe just need them treated longer?

Sitz baths: Sitz baths at least twice a day will definitely help. Stay on a high fiber diet, drink plenty of fluids, use very soft toilet paper and start a stool softener. If you are not better within 2 weeks, see a gastroenterologist or a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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What's the difference between proctozone 2.5% cream and hydrocortisone 2.5% cream? Which is better for hemorrhoids?

What's the difference between proctozone 2.5% cream and hydrocortisone 2.5% cream? Which is better for hemorrhoids?

Not much difference: The active ingredient, hydrocortisone, is the same. Proctozone is made in such a way that it is more helpful for hemorrhoids. Still, Hydrocortisone cream will help too. ...Read more

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I got external hemorrhoids removed yesterday. Now that is itchy. Can I use hydrocortisone cream there?

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

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Is it safe to use hydrocortisone 1% on the anus once - twice daily? Without weakening/thinning skin? I have hemorrhoids

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

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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.

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

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I have hydrocortisone cream 1% for my hands cracked skin. Can i also use it for ext. Hemorrhoids?

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

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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

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

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Have fissure and Tight Anus after applying Hydrocortisone and lidocaine Topical, I get incontinence, mucus discharge from anus, hemorrhoids, TREATMENT?

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

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What is hydrocortisone used for?

What is hydrocortisone used for?

Inflammation: Hydrocortisone can be used topically for itching, rash, etc. It can also be used by injection to treat systemic inflammation like in cases of auto immune diseases. Derivatives of Hydrocortisone like Prednisone can be used orally to treat conditions from asthma & COPD to systemic inflammatory conditions. ...Read more

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What is the hydrocortisone cream ?

See below: A cream that contains hydrocortisone- a topical corticosteroid which can reduce inflammatrion and itching. ...Read more

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Can hydrocortisone peel your skin off?

Can hydrocortisone peel your skin off?

No but: Prolonged use of a very potent cortisone cream (hydrocortisone is considered a weak one) may cause skin bruising and thinning. The peeling you usually see from it indicates that the lesions you are treating are healing partly as the result of the cream and not the cause. ...Read more

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