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For mild hemorrhoid, what other effective prescription or OTC medicines you recommend for your patients that are not steroid based medicine. Thanks

For mild  hemorrhoid, what other effective  prescription or OTC medicines you recommend for your patients that are  not steroid based medicine. Thanks

Considerations...: "healing" depends on whether the original cause for hemorrhoids persists. Have you been straining at stool, have rectal dysfunction, perform an activity that increases pelvic engorgement with blood or increases pelvic pressure (heavy lifting, prolonged sitting, etc.)? Have your hemorrhoids been surgically or medically managed (& with otc or prescription drugs)? Are you sure they're hemorrhoids? ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...Read more


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External hemorrhoides...what (no-prescription) treatments should i use? sitz bath and ice once per day were not usefu

External hemorrhoides...what (no-prescription)  treatments should i use? sitz bath and ice once per day were not usefu

Treatment: There are many options to treat. Sitz baths are generally very good, but should be done 2-3 times per day. Pain control can be done with NSAIDs or topical anagesics. Tucks (witch hazel) pads will help with pain and itchiness. You can also try a steroid cream, but not for more than 5-7 days. Final option can be surgical removal if all else fails. ...Read more

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I have a huge external hemroid, OTC med not working. Is there a prescription my Dr can call in for me, internal or external?

I have a huge external hemroid, OTC med not working. Is there a prescription my Dr can call in for me, internal or external?

Best option: is drainage of clots accumulated under anal skin to get immediate relief from pain , rather than waiting to resolve by itself in few days . See your doctor ...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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Want to know the medicine like daflon dosage for hemorrhoid stage 1. How long should I take?

Want to know the medicine like  daflon dosage for hemorrhoid stage 1. How long should I take?

1 week: For acute hemorrhoidal attack, the dosage is 6 tablets daily for 4 days, followed by 4 tablets daily over the next 3 days. ...Read more