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Question by  Mach (76)

What is the best treatment for external hemorrhoids?

I have developed two external hemorrhoids that are not going away.


Answer by  bujji (133)

External hemorrhoids can be treated by astringents, local anesthetic creams, herbal medication, hot bath treatments and steroids for temporary symptomatic relief but surgery to remove them is definitive treatment to cure them permanently.


Answer by  Zaka (2315)

Cleanse with non-irritant soap (Ivory). Also supplement your diet with vitamin-c as that will treat the decifiency that causes hemorrhoids.


Answer by  nnohure (155)

The best way to treat external hemorrhoids is to cleanse the area with lukewarm water and soap. Apply preparation h gel as directed per intstructions. Increase your fiber intake and drink lots of non caffeinated, non carbonated fluids. Apple juice and prune juice work best. Don't strain when moving your bowels. Use a suppository if neccessary.


Answer by  sharpe72 (214)

Sometimes hemorrhoids shrink using surface-acting creams and suppositories. If not, surgery is needed for large ones. Non-surgical methods can be used for smaller ones, such as rubber band ligation.


Answer by  MedStudent01 (1131)

Eat more fiber in your diet, drink more fluids, avoid sitting for prolonged periods of time, take Sitz baths, and go easy when you wipe after a bowel movement. If those things don't help, a doctor may either use band therapy or freeze the hemorrhoids off; this usually does the trick, but is more expensive.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

A very warm bath could help the swelling. There is many over the counter medications to give relief and take the swelling and pain away. If worse comes to worse, there is always surgery.


Answer by  Sunpipheny (116)

The less painful treatment is to have the doctor tie a string around the hemmorrhoids. This wiil cut off the blood suppley and the piles will shrink and go away.


Answer by  KMcRae (714)

If they don't go away you would be better off going to the doctor. They can prescribe you a stronger version of the over the counter remedies you might be using now. They could also prescribe a steroid or antibiotic to deal with inflammation or possible infection. If over the counter methods don't work this is your best bet.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

The best treatment is the one that your doctor prescribes. There is Preparation H, which helps shrink the hemorrhoids and stop itching. If they bleed I would see a physician and maybe get the surgically removed.

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