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Is preparation h or tucks (witch hazel) more effective? Which one is easier to use?

Is preparation h or tucks (witch hazel) more effective? Which one is easier to use?

Neither: Nothing in preparation h that works for anything other than as a lubricant and I do not use tucks wipes or any adult wipe with lanolin, alcohol or witch hazel. You do not say what your problem is so i can not offer alternative suggestions with the information you have submitted. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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.

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 more

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I am 6 weeks pregnant and I have a big external hemorrhoids, what pain medication or suppository can I take? Tucks (witch hazel) and preparation H don't help at all

I am 6 weeks pregnant and I have a big external hemorrhoids, what pain medication or suppository can I take? Tucks (witch hazel) and preparation H don't help at all

May need surgery: See your doctor to evaluate it. Sometime external henmorrhoids (if thrombosed or clotted) need surgery to relieve the pressure and the pain. ...Read more

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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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For hemorrhoids what's the difference between distilled witch hazel and prep h?

For hemorrhoids what's the difference between distilled witch hazel and prep h?

Hemorrhoids: Witch hazel is a plant extract which was used medicinally by American Indians. It has astringent & antioxidant qualities & has been used to reduce swelling. Witch hazel products that do not contain alcohol may be gentler on the skin. Preparation H Medicated Hemorrhoidal Wipes contain Witch Hazel and Aloe. ...Read more

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What is preparation h cream used for?

Nothing: Prep h has no documented benefit except as a lubricant. But if it helps, then you probably have minimal hemorrhoidal problems. ...Read more

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Will preparation h get into my breastmilk?

Will preparation h get into my breastmilk?

Breastmilk: Assuming you are using it in the appropriate dose on a hemorrhoid, it is safe to use while breastfeeding. You can also use tucks (witch hazel) which are given in the hospitals post-partum and are cool and soothing to the perineum. ...Read more

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Does preparation h cream enlarge the prostate?

Does preparation h cream enlarge the prostate?

No: Preparation h cream is a cream to help soothe and help resolve acute inflammation of hemorrhoids. It should not affect the prostate gland. ...Read more

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How much does preparation h shrink your piles?

How much does preparation h shrink your piles?

Not much!: Some of the compounds in prep h will reduce edema (part of the swelling in external hemorrhoids), but chronic (ie. Of long duration) hemorrhoids will hardly budge. Some prescription meds may offer more help, but only your doctor can differentiate what might help, so go see him/her! ...Read more

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Is preparation h used for skin tightening permanent or temporary?

Is preparation h used for skin tightening permanent or temporary?

Temporary: My understanding is that the ingredient in prep h that draws water from the skin has been removed. But even if i'm wrong, it is still only a temporary solution - your body moves water into any area of subcutaneous tissue that lacks it; so the "tightening" effect will last only until you stop applying prep h. ...Read more

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About how long will a hemorrhoid take to go away when using preparation h?

About how long will a hemorrhoid take to go away when using preparation h?

It depends: Some patients present with complaints of hemorrhiods and they may have something as minimal as skin tags or something as bad as a neoplasm. The vast majority will have :fissures, thrombosed external hemorrhiods, prolapsed internal hemorhriods with either itching or bleeding. Prep -h may help with these but may not other times. If persist rec see a dr. ...Read more

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Can preparation h be used for other things?

Can preparation h be used for other things?

Yes but why?: Prep h contains astringents which help shrink swollen tissues, and a lubricant--helpful with irritated anal tissues but not appropriate to use elsewhere. Try something made for the area that irritates you rather than possibly introducing something harmful. ...Read more

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Will preparation h help with anal spasms?

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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Anusol vs preparation h - which is better?

Neither is: Very helpful if you have significant hemorrhoidal issues although Anusol Hc with hydrocortisine as a cream is probably going to give more relief for minor irritations. ...Read more

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Can minor hemoroids go away using preparation h?

Can minor hemoroids go away using preparation h?

Yes: Symptomatic improvement with topical therapy high iber high fluid diet. ...Read more

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Would minor hemoroids go away using preparation h?

Nothing: Prep h has no documented benefit except as a lubricant. But if it helps, then you probably have minimal hemorrhoidal problems. ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik
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