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Will topical creams like preparation-h help my hemorrhoids?

Will topical creams like preparation-h help my hemorrhoids?

Sometimes: There are many otc remedies for hemorrhoid flare ups. Just keep in mind that a doctor check up is necessary if you are not getting better on otc med. Even if the diagnosis is correct, otc remedies will not help with more advanced grades of hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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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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Can you use external creams on internal hemorrhoid?

Can you use external creams on internal hemorrhoid?

Depends: Most prescription meds used to treat hemorrhoids can be used both internally and externally. I would be cautious of over the counter meds unless the label/instruction specifically approve for internal use. ...Read more

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Will witch hazel help "cure" penis discomfort?

Will witch hazel help "cure" penis discomfort?

I doubt it.: I don't know why witch hazel would be of help. It is best you consult a doctor who can make a proper examination and make an actualy diagnosis about what is causing the discomfort. ...Read more

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Does hemorrhoid cream truly help acne?

Does hemorrhoid cream truly help acne?

From Piles To Smiles: It makes small vessels constrict so blood flow is decreased and therefore the skin is less red. Smoking 10 high-nicotine cigarettes in a row will do about the same thing (don't try that at home, unless you live within one block of a hospital). So, yes, maybe, temporarily it will "help," if that's what you want to call it. But will do nothing to "help" get rid of the primary cause(s) of the acne. ...Read more

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Do steroid creams make skin thinner?

Do steroid creams make skin thinner?

Potentially: Long term use of topical steroids can cause atrophy or thinning of the skin - and also dilated vessels and possibly scarring. You need to speak to your prescribing physician to determine your exact course which is usually limited to 1-3 weeks depending on your exact underlying condition. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoidal ointment work on cut?

Can hemorrhoidal ointment work on cut?

No: Hemorrhoidal ointment is used to relieve the symptoms caused by the hemorrhoid. If medication is to be applied to a cut one utilizes an antibiotic ointment to prevent infection from developing or if healing has started then A&D ointment to help the haling process ...Read more

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Will daflon help with anal fissures?

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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Will triamcinolone acetonide ointment treat hemorrhoids?

Will triamcinolone acetonide ointment treat hemorrhoids?

They can soothe: Steroid containing suppositories, creams and foam can relieve the pain and itching with hemorrhoids but do not treat the hemorrhoids themselves or their cause. Hemorrhoids are the result of too much pressure being generated in the anorectum, the result of lack of dietary fiber.In addition to the triamcinolone, try taking metamucil or an equivalent product. ...Read more

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Will creams like firming cream, and eye cream will it hurt the skin?

Will creams like firming cream, and eye cream will it hurt the skin?

No Adverse Effects: Topical medications are usually formulated to provide beneficial effects without irritation. However, some ingredients (fragrance, emulsifiers, preservatives) may cause redness and itching for susceptible individuals. ...Read more

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Can you use clobetasol ointment on hemorrhoids?

Can you use clobetasol ointment on hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids : You could but it is a very potent steroid and it could be absorbed into your body more readily when put in the rectal area. Most of the steroids used in hemorrhoid preparations are weaker medications. ...Read more

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Will witch hazel dry out my skin and make anal fissure worse?

Will witch hazel dry out my skin and make anal fissure worse?

Witch Hazel: is not ONLY DRYING it's IRRITATING!.... You need to consult with your PCP about ways to treat your anal fissure. SITZ baths in hot (but not BURNING)Water may help the discomfort! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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Does hemmroid cream elimitate the hemmroid?

Does hemmroid cream elimitate the hemmroid?

No: Hemorrhoid cream decreases the inflammation of the hemorrhoid, which is a dilated vein. It does not destroy the vein or eliminate it. They can recurr again if the patient strains, has hard stools, has constipation, pregnancy , and other causes. There are some surgical options for hemorrhoid removal. Consult a proctologist for these options. ...Read more

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Will stool softeners and more water help with internal hemorhoids? Also hw long does prep h suppositories take to shrink them?

Will stool softeners and more water help with internal hemorhoids? Also hw long does prep h suppositories take to shrink them?

Yes it is good : Anything you take to regulate your bowels and prevent you from straining is a good thing hydration is the key and I mean water and juiced not soda and beer and coffee and energy drink those will make you more dehydrated eat more fibers and fruits and exercise avoid heavy lifting that will make your hemorrhoid worst not preparation H and similar medication will help the pain and some swelling only ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids heal without medication?

Yes: if you can find the cause of the underlying inflammation, which is usually constipation, diarrhea, excessive straining. Not all swelling and bleeding st the anus is due to hemorrhoids so be sure you have seen a professional to confirm the diagnosis, Do not self diagnose as you may be completely wrong and miss an opportunity to make a correct and early diagnosis and good prognosis ...Read more

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How do you treat skin irritation in the perineum due to toilet bowl chemicals? Tried anti fungal creams ketocnazole cream 2% but they do not help.

How do you treat skin irritation in the perineum due to toilet bowl chemicals? Tried anti fungal creams ketocnazole cream 2% but they do not help.

Skin Irritation: Anti fungal creams do not treat inflammation. You need to use a mild cortisone cream like Hydrocortisone or the prescription Cloderm or Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lotion in the groin. ...Read more

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How does witch hazel work on hemorrhoid swelling?

Witch Hazel: Witch hazel is a plant extract which was used medicinally by American Indians. It has astringent & antioxidant qualities & has been used to reduce swelling. Witch hazel products that do not contain alcohol may be gentler on the skin. ...Read more

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Will witch hazel help on severe stasis dermatitis?

Will  witch hazel help on severe stasis dermatitis?

Stasis: Although extensive work has been completed in the study of treatment of venous ulcers, no large, well-controlled trials examine the treatment of stasis dermatitis. The overall mainstay of treatment has always been aimed at lessening the clinical impact of the underlying venous insufficiency, which is typically accomplished with compression therapy. ...Read more

Anal Swelling (Definition)

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