Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How to keep a hemorrhoid from bursting open and leaking puss?
    I have an infected hemorrhoid that leaks puss. What is the best medicine?

    • ANSWER:
      Are you sure it isn't a rectal fistula? They fill up with pus and sometimes blood clots. They can be lanced to get emptied out....or you can have it surgically removed.

      You can sit in very warm water to get the thing to drain, then put triple antibiotic on it (neosporin)

  2. QUESTION:
    How to keep a hemorrhoid from bursting open and leaking puss?
    I have an infected hemorrhoid that leaks puss. What is the best medicine?

    • ANSWER:
      Going to a doctor, probably, to make sure you don't get a worse infection into your bloodstream.

      Otherwise you can try smearing it with an antibiotic ointment after squeezing the pus out. However, this runs the risk of the infection going deeper and then having to have something more serious done.

  3. QUESTION:
    how do i treat an infected hemorrhoid?
    my friend has a very painful infected hemorrhoid, what can help her with the pain, she can't go to the doctor now because she won't have insurance for 2 more months?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to your local drug store there is plenty of different hemorrhoid creams available that can help with the pain and can also help with the infection

  4. QUESTION:
    What should we do and not to do if we have hemorrhoids? And what is the best hemorrhoids treament?
    I just got hemorrhoids 6 months ago and now even if a have a good diet every time they appear is very painful and they last 5 or 6 days.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, I am August and a doctor. Of all the medical conditions experienced by people all over the world, very few are as self diagnosed and self medicated as hemorrhoids. Many men and women are to embarrassed to seek professional medical advice when dealing with this condition, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Internet has become the number one resource people turn to when they need reliable advice on dealing with their hemorrhoids. Here are a few common sense do’s and don’ts you can follow when it comes to your hemorrhoid problem.

      DO – Keep the areas in and around your hemorrhoid clean and dry as much as possible. Unless you’ve decided to use a bath as a way to ease the pain and discomfort of your hemorrhoid, try to keep the area dry and clean to avoid any possible infections. While a hemorrhoid is a serious medical condition, an infected hemorrhoid can be a life threatening situation that should be seen by a doctor right away.

      DON”T – keep a bleeding hemorrhoid to yourself. If your hemorrhoids begin to bleed, it is highly recommended that you seek the help of a doctor right away. Not only are you risking infection but you also might have other underlying problems that are causing the bleeding that need to be seen by a doctor right away.

      DO – Keep tabs on when your hemorrhoids are at their worst and chart out your day to see what possible triggers you might have. It could be a particular kind of food you ate or it could be the fact that you didn’t drink enough water and you became constipated. By knowing your triggers, you are half way to solving your hemorrhoid problem.

      DON’T – ignore them. The pain and swelling make ignoring hemorrhoids pretty impossible anyway, but if you are consistently having problems, seek the advice of your local doctor for more information.

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  5. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to get infected by bacteria when having a bowel movement?
    When a person bleeds from wiping too much or hemorrhoids is it possible to get harmful bacteria like e-coli in the person's blood stream?
    I know odd question but I would like to know.
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      the e-coli that is in the news so much is different from your personal flora. Yes, you have e-coli, you need it in your gut to absorb nutrients and other stuff. and yes, you have veins in your rectum that may bleed. However, the blood is flowing out of the vessel, not into. A bleeding wound is a clean wound.

      Increase your intake of water and roughage- dried fruits, nuts (raw preferably), whole grains and lots of veggies. Eat fats too, like butter, olive oil, and coconut oil to help soften your stool. If you are having troubles cleaning yourself, try some of those premoistened wet wipes (we like the house brand from Kroger) or some Tucks wipes with Witchhazel.

      Hemorrhoids happen when we strain too hard to poo. Soft stool will help with that problem.


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