Help Patients Navigate Treatments for Hemorrhoids
Questions often come up about how to manage hemorrhoids.
Remind patients of the basics. Recommend avoiding prolonged bowel movements or straining...manage constipation or diarrhea with fibre, fluids, etc...and consider med culprits (anticholinergics, iron, etc).
Tailor the choice of OTC topicals based on symptoms, dosage form, cost, etc. There's no evidence one works better than another.