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Topical Treatments

Topical Treatments

Topical Treatments

There are several different types of topical treatments for hemorrhoids. Oftentimes, one can use an ointment, which helps to soothe an irritated area, may have some anti-inflammatory property, or it may have some pain relief components such as Lidocaine. There are also over the counter preparations, which actually contain a corticosteroid. And one word of advice is that you should always use these medications according to guidelines on the box or on the label. And you should not use any steroid preparation for no longer than five to seven days because they can have significant side effects with prolonged usage.

Doctor Profile

Eugene Trowers, MD, MPH, FACP


  • Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in General Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology
  • Graduated from the New York University School of Medicine in 1976 and has been in practice for over 42 years 
  • Listed in Best Doctors in America, and The Best Doctors in America: Central Region

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