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How can I treat hemorrhoids that are so raw they itch so bad

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how can I treat hemorrhoids that are so raw they itch so bad when I wipe they bleed.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: i told my g.p. that i was straining b. ms due to constipation.i started using preparation h to soothe the itching and burning,this all began happening after a biopsy as far as i can recollect. to me its been too long.
JA: Are you keeping a personal medical record while dealing with this?
Customer: no i keep thinking it will go away. doc told me to take dulcolax for the constipation i did and it cramped and nauseated and no bm
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: i am diabetic and injecting trulicity once a week and taking other meds
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

I am sorry you are having such bad hemorrhoids.

are you having constipation or hard stools? you need to soften your stools to avoid constipation

you should also use 1% hydrocortisone steroid creams on the area twice a day to help shrink up the hemmohoids.

you should see a doctor about your hemorrhoids as well

for severe cases, there are prescription steroid suppositories which can help decrease hemorrhoid inflammation

hemorrhoid surgery is also done in severe cases as well.

there are no steroids in preperation H.