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External hemorrhoid with white pus pocket, painful, no relief from Prep H and tucks. Is it getting infected?

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I have what appears to be an external hemorrhoid with a white pus pocket looking area on it. It's very painful, no relief from prep h and tucks. Pain seems to be increasing. Is it getting infected?
Posted Tue, 17 Jul 2012 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 54 minutes later

Thanks for your query.

If the pain is progressive in a Pile then the chances of it being infected or the blood supply being hindered are more.

Either of the conditions are not safe.Both are common presentations and have to be treated after confirming the fact.

Do Sitz bath twice every day , this may halt the infection and provide you some temporary relief from the pain.

Sitz bath : in which a person sits in water up to the hips. It is used to relieve discomfort and pain in the lower part of the body, for example, due to hemorrhoids (piles), anal fissures. It works by keeping the affected area clean and increasing the flow of blood to it.

Do follow the link as guide

Hope I answered your query.

Wish you good health.
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