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Epsom salts irritate hemorrhoids?

Epsom salts irritate hemorrhoids?

No: They actually tend to help the problem. If ur allergic or are having more pain or discomfort with use, please discontinue and do just warm water sitz bath. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...Read more


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Is sitz bath help shrink fibroids?

Is sitz bath help shrink fibroids?

No: Fibroids are benign tumors in the uterus. Sitz baths will have no effect on them. ...Read more

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Anusol for anal fissures ?

Anusol for anal fissures ?

Ok to use Anusol: But just as important is to be sure to be eating a high fiber diet and most importantly drinking 80-100oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily, more if you workout strenuously. There are other meds that work better but if no repsonse to above after2 months you may need surgery to avoid complications such as an abscess. See a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Proctofoam OTC for anal fissures ?

Proctofoam OTC for anal fissures ?

Ok to use Proctofoam: But just as important is to be sure to be eating a high fiber diet and most importantly drinking 80-100oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily, more if you workout strenuously. There are other meds that work better but if no repsonse to above after2 months you may need surgery to avoid complications such as an abscess. See a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Can Metamucil cure anal fissures?

Can Metamucil cure anal fissures?

Part of Treatment: Anal fissures are usually related to passing hard constipated stool or other trauma to the anal canal. Keeping your stools soft with fiber (metamucil) is only part of the treatment. Drink plenty of water as well. May need medicated creams to help as well, see your doctor to know what you need to do. ...Read more

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Can I use epsom salts for hemorrhoids in a sitz bath?

Can I use epsom salts for hemorrhoids in a sitz bath?

Yes: That is typically what is recommended. You need to squat in the sitz bath to get the painful external hemorrhoids wee-soaked. ...Read more

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Does anal douching relieve constipation?

N.F.L.: Trying to remove that rectal 'football'? Well, enemas will initially work, but 'not for long'. Once the moisture is taken out of feces you will continue to play 'hardball'. Drink plenty of fluids, eat fiber rich foods, and have a first meal of the day evacuation plan that keeps the rectum from being a 'storage silo' for long periods of time will provide long term results. ...Read more

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Do thong underwear irritate hemorrhoids?

Do thong underwear irritate hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids: The question here is what actually bothers you? Underwear cannot cause internal hemorrhoids to prolapse, but it can irritate perianal skin. Accumulating of moisture in the anal and vaginal areas due to normal activites and rubbing of skin together can be very irritating and lead to fungal skin infections. This is not a hemorrhoid issue but one of hygiene. ...Read more

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Epsom salt help with hemorrhoids?

Epsom salt help with hemorrhoids?

Yes: They can be added to a sitz bath. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to be enough water to submerge the anal area. Soak for about 15 minutes – several times a day. An alternative is placing ¼ cup of witch hazel ; warm water in a basin. Soak for at least 15 minutes, at least twice a day. ...Read more

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What is sits bath in anus fissure and hemorrhoids?

What is sits bath in anus fissure and hemorrhoids?

Sitz bath: From Wikipedia, A sitz bath or hip bath is a bath in which a person sits in water up to the hips. It is used to relieve discomfort and pain in the lower part of the body, for example, due to hemorrhoids (piles), anal fissures, rectal surgery, an episiotomy... A sitz bath may be created simply by filling a bathtub with some water and sitting in it for a few minutes. ...Read more

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Anal fissure home remedies?

Anal fissure home remedies?

Fiber: An anal fissure is a tear of the lining of the anal canal which exposes the internal anal muscle causing pain and bleeding. First, however must make sure this is what is actually the correct diagnosis. If so, the most important aspect of treatment is soften the stool with fiber and fluid intake and warm/hot water to relax the muscle spasm. ...Read more

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Will daflon help with anal fissures?

Not in my book: daflon is a medication for chronic venous insufficiency anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the anus as far as I know there is no connection and I have never suggest that for anal fissure best treatment for anal fissure keep bowels soft and use sitz bath ( warm water in bath tub) and see a doctor for medication and possible surgery ...Read more

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Why are warm sitz bath and warm compresses helpful in healing vaginal boils?

Why are warm sitz bath and warm compresses helpful in healing vaginal boils?

Yes: Sitz baths and warm compresses can allow the boils or abscesses to open and drain. If they do not then you may need to see your physician to have them opened up and drained. ...Read more

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Can using vaseline in anal area help soothe hemorrhoids?

Can using vaseline in anal area help soothe hemorrhoids?

Yes if it helps you: Eat high fibre diet plenty of fluids , avoid constipation maintain good hygiene , that will help you . Thanks to dr fowler , gave very important useful tips. ...Read more

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Will epsom salt baths help a tender bartholin cyst?

Will epsom salt baths help a tender bartholin cyst?

Warm water only: Skip the Epsom salts and use simply warm water baths as the magnesium in the Epsom salts can cause vaginal pH changes and problems. ...Read more

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Does anal sex exacerbate hemorrhoids?

Does anal sex exacerbate hemorrhoids?

Yes, it may.: Anal receptive intercourse can exacerbate pre-existing hemorrhoids. It may cause pain. This would be particularly problematic if hemorrhoids are already painful or are large or bleeding. ...Read more

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Anal itching from pinworms vs. Hemorrhoids?

Anal itching from pinworms vs. Hemorrhoids?

It can actually: Be from either pinworms or hemorrhoids. Your physician should be able to help differentiate these. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr which sitz bath is good for testicals pain hot or cold bath?

Dr which sitz bath is good for testicals pain hot or cold bath?

Hot: A hot bath helps many pelvic symptoms. 20 minutes twice a day is reasonable. ...Read more

Sitz Bath (Definition)

Sitz baths are warm water baths to help soothe ...Read more


Anal Swelling (Definition)

accumulation of fluid at the opening at the end ...Read more