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Are there effective over-the-counter medication to reduce a hemorrhoid outbreak?
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In brief: Yes
First, make certain they are hemorrhoids, and have a doctor look.
Second, get some tucks (witch hazel) pads - and follow instructions. Third, get some fiber supplements- like citrucelle - which is over the counter- and start taking it daily.

In brief: Yes
First, make certain they are hemorrhoids, and have a doctor look.
Second, get some tucks (witch hazel) pads - and follow instructions. Third, get some fiber supplements- like citrucelle - which is over the counter- and start taking it daily.
Dr. Terry Simpson
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Depends
If you have a hemorrhoid problem and are helped by over the counter meds, you probably do not have a serious hemorrhoid problem. Prescription hemorrhoid meds help, but there is no substitute for proper dieet and fluid intake to treat or prevent hemorrhoid symptoms.

In brief: Depends
If you have a hemorrhoid problem and are helped by over the counter meds, you probably do not have a serious hemorrhoid problem. Prescription hemorrhoid meds help, but there is no substitute for proper dieet and fluid intake to treat or prevent hemorrhoid symptoms.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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