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Are there effective home remedies to treat hemorrhoids?

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Dr. Robert Cloud
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Hemorrhoid creams

Over the counter medications include astringents to decongest and shrink hemorrhoids and 1% hydrocortisone.
. Prescription creams include higher strength hydrocortisone. You can try over the counter medications for a week and if you don't get better, see a colon and rectal and rectal specialist.For external hemorrhoid swelling and pain use alternating ice pack with warm tub soaks.

In brief: Hemorrhoid creams

Over the counter medications include astringents to decongest and shrink hemorrhoids and 1% hydrocortisone.
. Prescription creams include higher strength hydrocortisone. You can try over the counter medications for a week and if you don't get better, see a colon and rectal and rectal specialist.For external hemorrhoid swelling and pain use alternating ice pack with warm tub soaks.
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Dr. Robert Cloud
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Yes

High fiber diet, 20-25 grams of fiber per day, 80-100 ounces of non caffeniated, non alcoholic fluids per day, more if you have a very physical job or excercise or travel by plane frequently.
Also some med may require additional fluid intake as well.

In brief: Yes

High fiber diet, 20-25 grams of fiber per day, 80-100 ounces of non caffeniated, non alcoholic fluids per day, more if you have a very physical job or excercise or travel by plane frequently.
Also some med may require additional fluid intake as well.
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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