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Are there effective over-the-counter medication to reduce hemorrhoid pain?

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Dr. Carolyn Messere
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not really

Most over the counter medications only temporarily improve hemorrhoids.
Ice and sitz baths (soaking in warm water), as well as avoiding constipation by increasing fiber and fluid intake, work just as well for less money. Also try a moisturizing cleanser like balneol to decrease your irritation when wiping. Wipes and plain toilet paper can be really irritating.

In brief: Not really

Most over the counter medications only temporarily improve hemorrhoids.
Ice and sitz baths (soaking in warm water), as well as avoiding constipation by increasing fiber and fluid intake, work just as well for less money. Also try a moisturizing cleanser like balneol to decrease your irritation when wiping. Wipes and plain toilet paper can be really irritating.
Dr. Carolyn Messere
Dr. Carolyn Messere
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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Over the counter steroid creams and preparations of Benzocaine (especially mixed together) when applied on, around, and up the rectum can significantly help hemorrhoid pain (usually).

In brief: Yes

Over the counter steroid creams and preparations of Benzocaine (especially mixed together) when applied on, around, and up the rectum can significantly help hemorrhoid pain (usually).
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones
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