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Can you get medications for hemorrhoids at the drug store?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Can

Most over the counter hemorrhoid preps are just "band-aids" and usually won't work for long if at all.
Patients need to determine the cause of their symptoms and correct that. The creams can help control symptoms during the treatment of the underlying cause, but they are not the long term answer to hemorrhoid symptoms.

In brief: Can

Most over the counter hemorrhoid preps are just "band-aids" and usually won't work for long if at all.
Patients need to determine the cause of their symptoms and correct that. The creams can help control symptoms during the treatment of the underlying cause, but they are not the long term answer to hemorrhoid symptoms.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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In brief: Yes

There are many over the counter salve/medicated creams available ; your pharmacist could help you but you should seek medical opinion if not improved.

In brief: Yes

There are many over the counter salve/medicated creams available ; your pharmacist could help you but you should seek medical opinion if not improved.
Dr. Chand Rohatgi
Dr. Chand Rohatgi
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