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Can I use preparation h suppository while breast-feeding?

Can I use preparation h suppository while breast-feeding?

Probably safe: Caution advised, but this is considered "probably safe" during lactation according to drug references. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...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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Is preparation h good for anal fissure ?

Is preparation h good for anal fissure ?

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

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Will preparation h affect an anal fissure?

Not likely: Most fissure will respond to stool softeners, sitz baths, and a prescription cream to allow the anal muscles to relax (nifedipine). Preparation h does not usually help. ...Read more

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Why is preparation h making my hemorrhoids itch?

Why is preparation h making my hemorrhoids itch?

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

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Does preparation h help hemorrhoids go back in place?

Does preparation h help hemorrhoids go back in place?

treats not cures: There are several formulations of preparation h - some products have phenylephrine, a drug that constricts blood vessels, as active ingredient, in a 0.25% concentration, others have hydrocortisone, in a 1% concentration, which reduces inflammation and swelling. None cure hemorrhoids, but does decrease the acute discomfort and swelling. ...Read more

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Are preparation h suppositories okay for pregnant women?

Are preparation h suppositories okay for pregnant women?

Yes: Preparation H is safe for pregnant women. It is commonly prescribed for external hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Can an external hemorrhoid be healed / cured with just preparation-h?

Can an external hemorrhoid be healed / cured with just preparation-h?

May help: External hemorrhoids are skin tags, or excessive skin grown due to large hemrroid mass , once appear will not shrink on their own, your cream may help symptoms, only way to cure external hemorrhoids is surgical remova if they are botheringl. ...Read more

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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

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I have a hemorrhoid that is hurting bad..is lidocaine creme not ok to put on it...I am in pain preparation h not working?

I have a hemorrhoid that is hurting bad..is lidocaine creme not ok to put on it...I am in pain preparation h not working?

See a surgeon: If it isn't getting better with local measures, you likely need a minor local procedure to relieve a clot in the hemorrhoid. Sitz baths can help as well. ...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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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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Are there any other remedies for hemmorhoids other than preparation h?

Are there any other remedies for hemmorhoids other than preparation h?

Hemmorhoids: Yes there are in office procedures like banding that can be done to manage the disease as well as non surgical behavioral and dietary modifications. ...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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Does preparation h get rid of wrinkles?

Does preparation h get rid of wrinkles?

No: Butt it may help with dark circles beneath your eyes... ...Read more

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Will preparation h cause dark stool or bad smell?

Will preparation h cause dark stool or bad smell?

No but it : Has very little benefit if anything at all for hemorrhoids or fissures. Rest assured if it helps, you do not have serious hemorrhoid problems. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use preparation h for anal itching / dryness?

Is it ok to use preparation h for anal itching / dryness?

Don't recommend: Anal itching is usually due to excessive caffeine intake or excessive moisture. Prep h won't hurt but probably wont help if either of the above are the cause. Correct the cause. ...Read more

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Is it alright to use preparation h cream during pregnancy?

Is it alright to use preparation h cream during pregnancy?

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 more

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Is okay if your hemorrhoids bleed after using preparation h?

Is okay if your hemorrhoids bleed after using preparation h?

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 more

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Can preparation h be used internally for internal hemorrhoids?

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 more

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Is there something a dr can get me that's better than OTC preparation h for hemorrhoids? Mine are internal and keep coming back

Is there something a dr can get me that's better than OTC preparation h for hemorrhoids? Mine are internal and keep coming back

Intervention: Things like preparation H will not address internal hemorrhoids. A doctor could inject the lesions so that those will shrink. If that does not help, it may be necessary to surgically remove the hemorrhoids.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more