What To Do For Bleeding Hemorrhoids?

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Alternative Names

Rectal lump; Piles; Lump in the rectum


Treatment

Treatments for hemorrhoids include:

  • Over-the-counter corticosteroid creams to help reduce pain and swelling
  • Hemorrhoid creams with lidocaine to help reduce pain
  • Stool softeners help reduce straining and constipation

Witch hazel (applied with cotton swabs) can reduce itching. Other steps to reduce this itching include:

  • Wear cotton undergarments.
  • Avoid toilet tissue with perfumes or colors, use baby wipes instead.
  • Try not to scratch the...
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