My 19 g'son has had "hemroids" along with his UC since Dec./08. They come and go. This bout was extremely painful, starting about two weeks ago. He hurt to sit, stand, walk, even lay down!
His family Dr. gave him a cream (the Pharmacist says it is the same as Prep H) which he tried for a week and it didn't work. Then tried two OTC hemroid creams for another week. They didn't work either.
I researched "home remedies" on the internet (our local pharmacy didn't have any "Witch Hazel") and thought I would share with you what has actually worked for him.
He started this routine about 3 days ago: 1st he mixed "Anusol Regular" with "Orajel" (yes, the same Orajel you use for teething or mouth sores) and smeared it on his hemroids (helped "numb" the external, bleeding one that was causing him the most pain).
Then he covered his rectal area with "Penaten" diaper rash cream, pushing some just inside the rectum (provided a moisture barrier against diahrrea).
He used this routine 3-4 times a day (especially after a bout of diahrrea when he would use Baby Wipes rather than toilet tissue).
Lastly, he took 3 sits baths a day.
This morning, his hemroid pain is gone; he is able to sit comfortably again; and is "smiling with relief"! Still has a Dr. appt. for Monday to make sure the external hemroid is not "clotted". He ordered some "Witch Hazel" (incase of a "next time"... as that is supposed to reduce the swelling quickly).
He is still not on any medications, waiting to see his Specialist the end of April. His bloody diahrrea, achy body and weight loss continue (just finished another bout of hemroids) but the other Asacol "allergy" symptoms have thankfully lessened or disappeared (mouth ulcers, severe acne, headaches, etc).
He is basically just "hanging in there" till the Specialist has time to see him.
Grandson - diagnosed moderate to severe UC 12/2008 - 1st Prednisone 40mg (now finished);
on Asacol 800 x 6; Didrocal 90 dys
; reaction to Asacol 800, currently not on any prescription meds; is now back taking Didrocal, multivitamins; probiotics; boost; flaxseed.
Post Edited (WorrywartNana) : 4/5/2009 1:13:57 PM (GMT-6)