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Itchy anus will prep h help?

Itchy anus will prep h help?

Posssibly: Hemorrhoids are one cause. Avoid excessive hygiene, coffee, tea, soda, citrus. ...Read more

Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more


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Constipated for 3-4 days and have hemorrhoid. Dulcolax stool softener & preparation h cream doesn't help much. So painful when stool try to pass. Help?

Constipated for 3-4 days and have hemorrhoid. Dulcolax stool softener & preparation h cream doesn't help much. So painful when stool try to pass. Help?

May need surgery: If stool softeners don't help, the hemorrhoid could be thrombosed or clotted. The swelling can be very painful. You could possible have a fissure or tear and those are very painful as well. Other rx meds can possibly help or you may need surgery. See your doctor to determine the right course of therapy. ...Read more

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Will stool softeners and more water help with internal hemorhoids? Also hw long does prep h suppositories take to shrink them?

Will stool softeners and more water help with internal hemorhoids? Also hw long does prep h suppositories take to shrink them?

Yes it is good : Anything you take to regulate your bowels and prevent you from straining is a good thing hydration is the key and I mean water and juiced not soda and beer and coffee and energy drink those will make you more dehydrated eat more fibers and fruits and exercise avoid heavy lifting that will make your hemorrhoid worst not preparation H and similar medication will help the pain and some swelling only ...Read more

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Have internal hemorrhoid that's comin out will anucort suppositories help or prep h wipes & ointment be best. Was on med that caused constipation ?

Have internal hemorrhoid that's comin out will anucort suppositories help or prep h wipes & ointment be best. Was on med that caused constipation ?

Avoid constipation: should avoid meds that cause constipation. also do warm sits bath 3 times a day for 10 days, and apply hemorrhoid cream after each bath, suppositories don't help much. High fiber diet is also beneficial. ...Read more

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Will preparation h help with anal spasms?

Unlikely: As prep h has no benefit other than as a lubricant. Don't waste your money. ...Read more

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Do creams like anusol and preparation h actually get rid of hemorhoids?

Do creams like anusol and preparation h actually get rid of hemorhoids?

Hemrrhoids: Generally not on their own. Anusol and perperatin h havs steroids hence help to calm down inflammation combination of things with lifestyle change including high fiber diet ( morethen 25 gm/ day ) with regular excercise to aid in bowel mobility, adequate consumption of water and stool softners like docusate sodium help with prevention and to get rid of hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Should I buy witch hazel liquid or prep h for my hemorrhoids?

Should I buy witch hazel liquid or prep h for my hemorrhoids?

Neither: I don't recommend witch hazel as many people will develop a contact dermatitis to witch hazel. Prep h has nothing that has ever been shown tro treat hemorrhoids other than as a lubricant. If a patient tells me prep h helps, i know they do not have significant hemorrhoidal problems. ...Read more

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Do creams like anusol and preparation h actually get rid of hemorrhoids?

Do creams like anusol and preparation h actually get rid of hemorrhoids?

No , they will help: Anusol & preparation h and other products will help to reduce swelling (inflammation ) their by helping to reduce pain, probably prolong the remission they will not physically get rid of hemorrhoids.. ...Read more

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Have anal fissure. Dr said to not wash with soap. Also said don't use wet wipes after pooping. Will feces going over fissure cause infection? Nervous!

Have anal fissure. Dr said to not wash with soap. Also said don't use wet wipes after pooping. Will feces going over fissure cause infection? Nervous!

Unlikely: Just keep the area as clean as possible, the body has immune factors that will make it unlikely to get an infection in that area. ...Read more

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Can anal fissures cause dryness & itchiness in anus & pain just inside anus? Does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) help with the discomfort?

Can anal fissures cause dryness & itchiness in anus & pain just inside anus? Does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) help with the discomfort?

Anal pain fissures. : These can cause both anal pain as well as itching especially if beginning to heal. Keeping your stool soft and maintaining a healthy diet will help promote resolution as well. Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is for External application. I would consider using some organic unrefined coconut oil applied to the affected area. Hemorrhoids or a possibility causing the same symptoms as well. Go to doctor if symptoms persists. ...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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For 2+ weeks treating extn'l hemorrhoids with hydroctisone, sitz baths, & witch hazel, beside surgery what else can be done to reduce (not painful)?

For 2+ weeks treating extn'l hemorrhoids with hydroctisone, sitz baths, & witch hazel, beside surgery what else can be done to reduce (not painful)?

More time: Hemorrhoid symptoms range from mild discomfort to burning, itching, bleeding, pressure, mass or lump in the perianal area. Symptoms managed with shower, hairdryer to area, creams, antifungals, and Lidocaine gels applied locally. More severe pain, bleeding may be a fissure. A bowel regimen, laxatives, fiber, increased dietary liquids, probiotics to achieve 2 soft stools daily. Then time. ...Read more

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Does preparation h hemmorhoid cream help with under-eye dark circles?

Does preparation h hemmorhoid cream help with under-eye dark circles?

No : Should never use on or near eye non eye care products , so answer is no, . ...Read more

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Will preparation h really work on pimples?

Will preparation h really work on pimples?

Maybe: The astringents in prep h that shrink hemorrhoids may also shrink the inflammation of a pimple, but there are far more appropriate medications available otc that will probably work far better than prep h. If you don't want to see a doctor, your pharmacist is a good resource for options here. ...Read more

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I have hemerroids have tried the warm baths, preperation h, & tucks (witch hazel). Both cream & wipes. They do not help with the itching or pain. What else can i do?

I have hemerroids have tried the warm baths, preperation h, & tucks (witch hazel). Both cream & wipes. They do not help with the itching or pain. What else can i do?

Visit a gener surgeon: I recommend seeing a general or cool-rectal surgeon to determine which type of hemorrhoids you have. The surgeon will recommend options, such as rubber band ligation, sitz baths or treatment for what is causing the hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Can fecal soiling/not cleaning well after bm cause irritation around outside/hairline of anus? Tiny blood, no fissure, itching. Doc said Pruritus Ani.

Can fecal soiling/not cleaning well after bm cause irritation around outside/hairline of anus? Tiny blood, no fissure, itching. Doc said Pruritus Ani.

Hygiene: Proper hygiene may help. Pruritis ani is an other way of saying itchy ass. You may help your cause by washing your bottom with water after every bowel movement and drying the skin with tissue paper. Use plain tissue paper without color or scent. If that helps you may wish to purchase a contraption like Toto Washlet to facilitate anal hygiene. ...Read more

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Anal fissure ! bleeds with big bm. What will help me?

Anal fissure ! bleeds with big bm. What will help me?

Keep 'em soft!: Anal fissure treatment is aimed at controlling constipation and reducing anal sphincter spasm. High fiber diet, stool softeners, and lots of fluids help relieve constipation and keep bms soft. Warm water sitz baths for 15 minutes 3-4 times a day are soothing and promote relaxation of the anal muscles, which can also help healing. Occasionally, a variety of special medications or creams may be used. ...Read more

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Can I use Fucidin H for itching anal ?

Can I use Fucidin H for itching anal ?

FucidinH: Yes - this is what it is designed to do - it contains a steroid and Fucidic acid. It works quite well for itch. ...Read more

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Will witch hazel dry out my skin and make anal fissure worse?

Will witch hazel dry out my skin and make anal fissure worse?

Witch Hazel: is not ONLY DRYING it's IRRITATING!.... You need to consult with your PCP about ways to treat your anal fissure. SITZ baths in hot (but not BURNING)Water may help the discomfort! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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Can I use Fucidin H for itching and red lump in anus ?

Can I use Fucidin H for itching  and red lump in anus ?

Fucidin H: The red lump I assume is a hemorrhoid. Yes Fucidin is used for itch - it has a steroid and fucidic acid and works well. ...Read more

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Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more