Hemorrhoids (piles) are swollen veins in the rectum and anus. Causes include pregnancy, obesity, diarrhea, low-fiber diet, and prolonged sitting on the toilet. Treatment varies depending upon the severity of the hemorrhoids. Some treatment options include over-the-counter creams and suppositories, stool softeners, warm sitz baths, and hemorrhoidectomies. Read more: Hemorrhoids (Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments) Article
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Medications & Supplements
- pramoxine (Itch-X, PrameGel, Orax, Sarna Sensitive, and Others)
- hemorrhoidal suppository - rectal, Calmol-4, Tucks
- antibiotic/anesthetic/steroid-rectal suppositories
- antibiotic-anesthetic-steroid-rectal ointment
- pramoxine/hydrocortisone aerosol foam - rectal, Proctofoam-HC
- witch hazel (hamamelis virginiana) - topical
- pramoxine/hydrocortisone cream, ointment - rectal, Analpram
- hydrocortisone suppository - rectal, Anucort-HC, Anusol-HC, Cort-Do
- hydrocortisone, rectal suppository, enema, foam, Cortifoam, Anusol-HC, Anucort-HC, Proctocort
- Cortenema (hydrocortisone enema)
- bulk-forming laxatives - oral
- pramoxine and hydrocortisone (Epifoam, Pramosone, Proctofoam HC, Procort, Analpram HC)
- passion flower (Passiflora incarnata, Apricot Vine, Passion Vine, Water Lemon, and many others)
- lidocaine - topical, Lidamantle, Xylocaine
- phenylephrine hemorrhoidal gel - topical, Preparation H
- hydrocortisone/lidocaine - topical, Lida Mantle HC
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