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Preparation H Hydrocortisone Medication
Would it be safe for me to use Preparation H Hemorrhoidal Ointment while on the blood pressure medication Metoprolol-HCTZ?
YES: Perfectly safe- no interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a rash on my skin, what are the best methods to treating it? I've tried hydrocortisone even medication from a dermotologist. Nothing works
I have a herpes outbreak on my butt, above the crack. What is the best over-the-counter medication - without hydrocortisone - for curing that?
Saliva tests and symptoms show low functioning adrenal glands, but how to know if there is need for hormonal medications such as hydrocortisone?
Work with your Dr: The accuracy of the salivary test results are depended on many factors including timing of the test and type of assay used. If your Dr determines the results are truly low, additional testing is needed to determine if due to primary or secondary adrenal insufficiency. Work with your doctor or endocrinologist and do not start hydrocortisone until then. ...Read more
My 3yr old has been on prescription medication of hydrocortisone & persivate to treat eczema wht else shld use over the counter beside this mixture?
Eczema care: Daily lubrication with petroleum jelly and/or coconut oil can help with the dryness and itching. Bathe every other day. Avoid use of personal care products and clothing detergent with scents and dyes. Wear soft fabrics such as cotton. More about eczema: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/skin/Pages/Eczema.aspx ...Read more
Mom suffers frm left sided headche 30 yrs. Doc gave up medication nd wants to inject her neck beneath her skin and msucles cortizone (hydrocortisone). Is this wrong?
My left eye is swollen and itchy . I tried puting ice and cortizone (hydrocortisone). It seem like allergic reaction.What medication can I take. And what can it be.
Dermatologist: It's impossible to advise someone over the internet as the possibilities are endless. Ask your PCP or a dermatologist. ...Read more
The top of my foot and ankle have developed a rash/bumps that are flat not raised but extremely itchy. It has been about 4 days and still itchy. I have applied hydrocortisone. Even my daughters ezema medication (triamcinilone acetonide). Help !!!! So
Foot rash.: I was thinking of a contact dermatitis, but if cortisone has not helped it could be a fungal infection. Try some Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream twice a day for a few days. If it gets better, continue for 2 weeks. If no improvement in a few more days, you may need to see your doctor. ...Read more
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
Hemmorhoids: It is a very common problem, not to worry. Can be related to one of the ingredients in the medication this should be evaluated by a colo-rectal or general surgeon you will require dietary, bathroom habit modifications and sometimes office based procedures if medical management is ineffective. ...Read more
If your : Hemorrhoids are bleeing this is not normal nor do you know for sure if this is the only source of the bleeding. Prep h is absolutely worthless for any significant hemorrhoid problems. See a colon and rectal surgeon to be sure nothing more serious is present and causing the bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Developed a hemorrhoid a few weeks ago and it has not gotten better with using Preparation H. It generally bleeds when I have a bowel movement.
Bleeding: you should see your primary care physician as maybe it isn't a hemorrhoid ...Read more
Nothing: Prep h has no documented benefit except as a lubricant. But if it helps, then you probably have minimal hemorrhoidal problems. ...Read more
Piles: Sure, worth a try.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
I used preparation h to treat a pimple on my face yes read somewhere that worked and have done before this time now I have a rash /sore next to wear i?
Pimple: You may have spread the infection from the original pimple to the sevond pimple and red area. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I've had a large external hemorrhoid for 3 days. Just healed a broken finger; so prolonged sitting, diet, and bad toilet habits were probably the cause. I have been using preparation H ointment for 3 days, no shrink in swelling. What should I do?
Stool must b e soft.drink plenty of liquids.
Add fruits &vegetables. Prunes & prune juice will help.
Continue preparation H.
If no improvement in about 2 weeks see a doctor or earlier. ...Read more
Yes: 35 year old gentleman with hemorrhoids and symptoms wants to use over the counter remedies. Of course, you can use these over the counter remedies. However, you should see your doctor for a full exam. Another thing to consider is to eat a diet high in vegetables and fiber, stay hydrated, and avoid straining. Hemorrhoids have several stages and you can get banding and other indicated treatments. ...Read more
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
Anal fissure: Anal fissures are often caused by chronic constipation and straining on defecation. Focus on keeping stools soft with a healthy, fiber-rich diet. Preparation h is primarily for hemorrhoidal relief, but could help fissure discomfort since there is a lubricating component to preparation h. Alternatively, you can also apply petroleum jelly if painful. See your md if severe. ...Read more
YEs: But prep h won't help other than as a lubricant. The best thing you can do during pregnancy to avoid hemorrhoid issues and constipation is to be sure you are drinking 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily and put up with the frequent urination. Much better to void frequently than to have to deal with hemorrhoids. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Use suppositories : Preparation h also comes in suppositories probably more convenient for internal rectal discomfort. The cream or ointment contains Hydrocortisone 1% unless pt feels discomfort when applying it internally I do not think is absolutely contraindicated or may cause any serious harm. Only when there is a suspicion for infection with yeastnor bacteria we should avoid it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: They help relief the symptoms.Get a more detailed answer ›
A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more
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