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What Does Witchhazel Do For Hemorrhoids
Depends: Witch hazel is supposed to sooth and reduce irritation. Unfortunately, over time many people will develop and skin sensitivity to witch hazel, like a contact dermatitis, so repeated use actually makes the problem worse. I do not recommend using any agent be it moisit wipes, cream etc, with witch hazel as an ingredient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Avoid straining: If you have a small hemorrhoid, avoid straining to have a bowel movement (bm). Straining increases the 'venous pressure' of hemorrhoidal veins and may cause the hemorrhoid to 'grow'. Also avoid constipation: increase fluids, fiber and consider citrucel or metamucil. Also consider an over-the-counter stool softner (colace or generic). If any pain you can use prep-h or similiar. Hope u get better! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do: It is important not to make hemorrhoids worse. Cleaning off after a bowel movement should be gentle. Pre-moistened towlettes can be used to dab the anus. Don’t wipe/rub. Pat the anus dry after cleaning. Avoid using harsh soaps that contain dyes or aromas. Cotton underwear is helpful as it absorbs moisture well. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to >. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sitz Bath: Agree w dr. Twynham. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with enough warm water to submerge anal area. Soak for about 15 minutes – several times a day. There are a number of over-the-counter medications you can use for your anus to help with itching, burning & pain. Preparation h is one of the more well known products. Oral tylenol helps with discomfort. Severe pain - see physician! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hemorrhoid help: I agree w dr. Hoepfner. It is important not to make hemorrhoids worse. Cleaning off after a bowel movement should be gentle. Pre-moistened towlettes can be used to dab the anus. Don’t wipe/rub. Pat the anus dry after cleaning. Avoid using harsh soaps that contain dyes or aromas. Cotton underwear is helpful as it absorbs moisture well. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Veins: Hemorrhoids are normal veins in the anal canal. They can become inflamed or enlarged with constipation or prolonged and repeated straining to have a bowel movement. Treated at home by avoiding constipation, drink plenty of liquids, eat more fiber (fruits, vegetables, metamucil), avoid junk foods. See a surgeon if symptoms persist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I noticed today that I have what appears to be a hemorrhoid. I've been sick lately including coughing, is this a cause and what can I do about it?
Yes and stop cough: Hemorrhoids are little outpouchings of blood vessels in the anus that occur when there is high pressure against blood return from that area. Such a situation occurs with pregnancy, straining at stool and with any other cause of raised intra abdominal pressure ouch as a protracted cough. Treatment is to stop the pressure / cough, use warm sitz baths, topical low potency steroids ( prep h ), time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hemmorhoids: Many people present with "piles" and this can actually be the issue or one of many other problems that your doctor can help there are dietary, behavioral, hygiene modifications as well as procedures that can help with these common problems. Both constipation and diarrhea can lead to this condition as well it is best if you consult with a general or colorectal surgeon to help with this matter. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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