Okay so I had this hemorrhoid for like...3 months. It only is really noticeable when I defacate for lack of a better word. I started putting hydrocortisone cream and this high concentration of steroids on it to reduce inflammation. But it is so annoying. If this doesn't work, do you think going to the doctors to get a cream to reduce vein inflammation or something would be good?
Ahhh A Hemorrhoid!!
I won't be able to offer much help, but have you heard of Preparation H?
If you're already using a corticosteroid (sp) prep H probably won't do much for you. My advice is one that will be repeated by everyone ad nauseam; go to a doctor to get a stronger prescription (or other treatment)
You may find this useful. It goes into details about different cases, but the general care section at the bottom is more easily digestible.
Here's the most relevant part of the page. Might also be useful to consult Doctor on these notes.
To correct hemorrhoids in the early stages, simply treat the local condition with an application and follow through with the stretching exercise. But when significant body malfunction has brought about the condition, the underlying causes must also be attended to, or the hemorrhoids will not be resolved.
III. Suggested Therapeutic Regimen
Therapy for hemorrhoids should be directed first at the local condition, then at the underlying causes. A simplified program of therapy is the procedure Cayce followed most often, with many variations, of course. The following regimen might be termed a basic approach, with deviations made according to the needs of the particular individual, and in line with the material already presented in the earlier part of this commentary.
Use Tim (preferably) or Pazo or a similar substance after each bowel movement. It can be used directly on the hemorrhoid or injected with a bulb syringe into the anal orifice, or both. When used with bulb syringe, one to two teaspoonfuls may be inserted into the area above the sphincters. Preparations other than Tim are now available with applicators for use internally. This should be used consistently, then, until the hemorrhoid is gone and the body returned to normal.
For acute, very painful, hemorrhoids, ice can be applied directly; or cold, then hot, sitz baths; or castor oil packs directly to the hemorrhoid.
The glycerin-carbolic acid-Nujol mixture is helpful in preventing scar tissue and in alleviating irritation, so is very useful for rectal bleeding; this best used once a week until all signs of bleeding or irritation have disappeared.
The exercise - stretching on tiptoe and bending forward should be done in every case of hemorrhoids five or six times, very slowly, morning and evening, and should be continued until all evidence of this trouble can no longer be found, and until the causative factors have at least been addressed.
Diet. An alkaline-reacting diet, including green vegetables, fruits, vegetable and fruit juices, fish, fowl and lamb. Avoid too much starch, fats, fried foods, pork and beef, spices and condiments, beer and liquor. These are the basic rules. Studying diet books helps to develop a new way of eating and thinking about foods.
Manipulative treatments by osteopath or chiropractor-with special attention to the lumbo-sacral-coccygeal area. The rest of the spine may also need attention-this to be according to the need of the specific body and the capabilities of the physician. Abnormal relationships between the cerebrospinal and the autonomic nervous system need to be corrected.
Correction of constipation, either through colonics, given regularly, by having manipulations, or by using laxatives, such as Eno salts, which were mentioned specifically in these readings. It has been my experience also that several drops of castor oil on the tongue at bedtime provides for better regularity of the bowels.
Packs across the low back - hot Epsom salts or hot castor oil used either at home or prior to manipulative treatments would be helpful as long as the hemorrhoids persist. They - as well as the diet, the manipulations and the rest - aid in correcting the high acidity and lack of normalcy in the rectal area. Soaking a flannel pack in a strong solution of Epsom salts (two cups to a quart of water) or castor oil then applying hot over the lumbo-sacral area. Then, placing plastic over the pack and a heating pad over that will continue the heat for the next hour or hour and a half. These packs can be applied twice a week, if used at home.
A general exercise program should be adopted (walking is the best, according to the readings), and then continued as a regular part of one's life.
I think this contains not a little quackery.