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Can preparation h be used internally for internal hemorrhoids?
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Use suppositories
Preparation h also comes in suppositories probably more convenient for internal rectal discomfort.
The cream or ointment contains Hydrocortisone 1% unless pt feels discomfort when applying it internally I do not think is absolutely contraindicated or may cause any serious harm. Only when there is a suspicion for infection with yeastnor bacteria we should avoid it.

In brief: Use suppositories
Preparation h also comes in suppositories probably more convenient for internal rectal discomfort.
The cream or ointment contains Hydrocortisone 1% unless pt feels discomfort when applying it internally I do not think is absolutely contraindicated or may cause any serious harm. Only when there is a suspicion for infection with yeastnor bacteria we should avoid it.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Ask Pharmacist
There are many over-the-counter medications sold for hemorrhoids; most are meant only for external use.
The medications meant for internal use generally require a prescription. Pharmacists are generally very good resources with a great deal of knowledge and information. Ask her!

In brief: Ask Pharmacist
There are many over-the-counter medications sold for hemorrhoids; most are meant only for external use.
The medications meant for internal use generally require a prescription. Pharmacists are generally very good resources with a great deal of knowledge and information. Ask her!
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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