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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Enlargement or distension of the veins lining the anal canal, which can ...Read more


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Is there an OTC medicine for pile (hemorrhoids)?

Is there an OTC medicine for pile (hemorrhoids)?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): The first-line treatment for hemorrhoids is making the stool soft to stop the trauma and inflammation of the hemorrhoidal tissue. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) or generic versions work well for many people. You should see a surgeon for evaluation and for further treatment, especially if there is any associated bleeding. ...Read more

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OTC medicine for sciatica?

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OTC medicine for sciatica?

NSAIDs and Tylenol (acetaminophen): Because acetaminophen and NSAID's work differently to address the pain, they may be taken at the same time. However, maximum doses must be respected and always tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, OTC is included. ...Read more

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Over the counter medicine for piles?

Over the counter medicine for piles?

O K to use: Any over the counter creams are o k to use to get relief from hemorrhoids , along with high fiber diet, fluids , and local cate, . ...Read more

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Would oral prednisone help a thrombosed external hemorrhoid thats failed tx w/ hc suppositories & cream? What's best for pain control?

Would oral prednisone help a thrombosed external hemorrhoid thats failed tx w/  hc suppositories & cream?  What's best for pain control?

Hemrrhoid: Oral Prednisone has not been well documented in the literature in the treatment of hemrrhoids. Keeping on a strict schedule of nsaids for their anti-inflammatory effect, barring no contra-indications in your personal history, would be beneficial to you. I would recomment starting with Ibuprofen (motrin) 600mg 3 times a day for 30 days. The anti-inflammatory effects take a full week before benefit. ...Read more

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Can doctors prescribe medicine over this app?

Can doctors prescribe medicine over  this app?

Telemedicine: Healhtap is a free-public website which allows age-appropriate use, but has a secure-feature to allow patient to communicate privately with a particular physician, who can privately comminicate with you and may prescribe medication for you, especially if you are in the same state/geographic location. Some docs do this, some don't. Finding a good, trusting personal physician is hard. Good luck. ...Read more

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Whats better? Over the counter pinworm medication or prescribed?

Whats better? Over the counter pinworm medication or prescribed?

OTC works: The over the counter medicine works just fine. Repeat the dose in 2 weeks to finish the job. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter meds or topical creams are good for treating an anal fissure?

What over-the-counter meds or topical creams are good for treating an anal fissure?

Anal Fissure Tx: Initial treatment of anal fissures is directed at controlling constipation, softening stools, and reducing anal sphincter spasm. Warm water sitz baths for 10-20 minutes a few times each day are soothing and promote relaxation of the anal muscles, which can also help healing. Topical creams containing hydrocortisone, lidocaine, and nitroglycerine can also be helpful. ...Read more

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Are steroid creams (proctozone hc) effective for treating anal fissures?

Are steroid creams (proctozone hc) effective for treating anal fissures?

They can help, : But by themselves will not heal a fissure. You need to correct your diarrhea or constipation and maintain a regular bowel patter if there is any chance of healing without surgery. ...Read more

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Recommendations for over-the-counter medications for internal vaginal sores?

Recommendations for over-the-counter medications for internal vaginal sores?

Internal Vaginal sor: Why u r looking for over the counter medication, see u physician , discuss w him his finding than ask about the most suitable treatment. ...Read more

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Is guaifenex a prescription medication?

Guaifenex : Guaifenex is available both over the counter and by prescription. ...Read more

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Is prescription acne medicine better than proactiv?

Is prescription acne medicine better than proactiv?

Almost certainly!: Unfortunately, most doctors feel that proactive is not particularly helpful for managing acne, despite their very impressive commercials! see a board-certified dermatologist with experience in managing acne for the best results. ...Read more

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Please confirm 1 % biodyne and hydrocortisone formulation for hemmorhoid supposiories, cream.A?

Please confirm 1 % biodyne and hydrocortisone formulation for hemmorhoid supposiories, cream.A?

Does work for some!: Works ok. Does not hurt, unless a sensitivity exist to other ingredients. ...Read more

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Doctor prescribed me mesalamine enema for hemorroids today. Will the enema or mesalamine suppositories work better?

Doctor prescribed me mesalamine enema for hemorroids today. Will the enema or mesalamine suppositories work better?

Not sure: mesalamine enemas are used for colitis that extends up to the second half the colon, while mesalamine suppositories are used for colitis of the rectum (proctitis). I do not use mesalamine for hemorrhoids.. so you may want to double check on this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What acne prescription medicine works the best?

What acne prescription medicine works the best?

Isotretinoin: It's also the most toxic, and isn't for the faint-hearted. It's appropriate first-line for cystic acne, or for bad acne that hasn't responded to more conservative meds. ...Read more

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Chronic itching & fissure in perianal area, tried fluzan, doxepin, trental (pentoxifylline) pills & mycoster, cicalfate creams nothing worked.Any new stuff other cures?

Psoriasis?: Perianal psoriasis, lichen planus and other derm conditions can occur, lead to some of the above. May not be primary fissure, or fungal (what you have been rx'd for based on med list). Unlikely std, but if that is a consideration, then it is a consideration. See derm, maybe GI or colorectal surgeon afterward. ...Read more

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Effective over-the-counter medicine for acne bumps?

Effective over-the-counter medicine for acne bumps?

AHA, BHA, BPO: Glycolic acid (aha, Alpha hydroxy acid), salicylic acid (bha, beta salicylic acid), lactic acid, urea, tea tree oil, benzoyl peroxide can all help with acne bumps. ...Read more

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Which is more effective and common treatment for internal hemorrhoids inflammation: canasa 1000 mg suppository or anusol hc 2.5% cream. Thanks.

Which is more effective  and common treatment for internal hemorrhoids inflammation: canasa 1000 mg suppository or anusol hc 2.5% cream. Thanks.

Canasa/Anusol: To treat internal hemorrhoid, i would recommend Anusol Hc 2.5% cream instead of canasa. Canasa enema is used to treat inflammation on the left side of the colon in ulcerative colitis. Suggest high fiber diet with diet supplement (goal of 25-30 grams per day), adequate hydration, avoid straining, avoid soap at anal area. If all failed, hemorrhoidal banding or other modalities. ...Read more