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Anal Rectal Medications

Allopathic Medication
Herbal Medication
Homeopathic Medication
Medication Disclaimer

Allopathic Medication
An allopathic remedy treats a condition through antagonistic means, to stop the disease process.

Botulinum Toxin (Botox) is used for the treatment of chronic anal fissures. It has been shown that local injection of Botox near the fissure, causes denervation, sphincter muscle weakness, and reduction of resting anal sphincter pressure, which allows the fissure to heal. Fissure healing occurs in more than 60% of patients. The principal side effect is incontinence of flatus and or feces, which last for up to two months in 2% to 21% of cases.

Hydrocortisone cream and suppositories are the cornerstone of conservative medical treatment in proctology. By interfering with the body's natural immune response, this medicine helps with the inflammation of hemorrhoids, but cannot cure them.

Imiquidmod is used for external genital and perianal warts. Applied as a cream Imiquimod is an immune response modifier. These warts are causes by a virus and Imiquimod stimulates the immune system to fight the virus.

Nitric Oxide (NO) is used for the treatment of chronic anal fissures. It has been shown that local application of topical nitrates reduces anal pressure and improves anodermal blood flow. This dual effect results in fissure healing in more than 80% of patients. The principal side effect is headaches in 20%-100% of cases.

Miscellaneous over the counter medications are used with varying degrees of success. They contain, in different proportions, an assortment of anesthetics, astringents, anti-inflammatory agents, and emollients.


Herbal Medication
An herbal remedy is made from a medicinal plant or plants and used to prevent and treat diseases and ailments or to promote health and healing.

Barberry (Berberis Aristata) is a blood purifier that has also been used for piles. The unique qualities of berberine-rich plants lie in their ability to promote healthy intestinal microbial balance and normal liver and gallbladder function.

Butcher's Broom (Ruscus Aculeatus) is used to treat varicose veins and hemorrhoids. The vein-narrowing qualities of butcher's broom have been found to relieve discomfort associated with varicose veins and other circulatory conditions.

Horse Chestnut (Aesculus Hippocastanum) extract standardized for aescin or escin, seems to increase the strength and tone of the veins in particular. It has astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. It may be used internally to aid the body in the treatment of phlebitis, varicose veins, and hemorrhoids. Externally it may be used to treat the same conditions as well as for leg ulcers.

Neem (Azadirachta Indica, Margosa). In the Ayurvedic tradition, neem is recommended for the treatment of hemorrhoids. It has been shown to have anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. Neem helps to prevent hemorrhoids by promoting the elimination of waste, and avoiding constipation. Neem extract applied topically to external hemorrhoids is soothing, and helps control bleeding and itching.

Psyllium is a bulk laxative and demulcent used for the short-term treatment of constipation. It is also used to treat people with irritable bowel syndrome, diverticular disease, and hemorrhoids and to lower cholesterol in people with high cholesterol.

Slippery Elm (Ulmus fulva) softens and soothes internal or external inflamed bodily tissues.

White Oak Bark (Quercus Alba). Popular for its astringent qualities, White Oak Bark encourages tissue proteins to tighten, thus strengthening vascular walls. The oak tannin binds liquids, absorbs toxins, and soothes inflamed tissues. The inhabitation of intestinal secretions may also help to resolve diarrhea.

Witch Hazel (Hammamelis viriniana) is a natural astringent used to reduce swelling and inflammation. It is effective in stopping the flow of blood, and in reducing secretions.


Homeopathic Medication
A homeopathic remedy is one that produces the same symptoms that the patient is complaining of. A minimum dose is in used, and relies on the body's regulation of self-healing to assist nature. The homeopathic approach allows for the treatment of conditions that are not treatable by traditional means. Remedies are relatively inexpensive, without side effects, and offer the possibility of a cure.

Aloe can help when your rectum is sore, bleeding, and hot. Helps with the feeling of a constant bearing down in the rectum.

Apis Mellifica is useful for external anal skin, which is bright red, burning, and itching.

Calendula homeopathic ointment is a most remarkable healing agent when applied locally. Useful for open wounds, parts that will not heal, ulcers, etc. Promotes healthy granulations and rapid healing by first intention.

Collinsonia Canadensis relieves pruritus in pregnancy, itching of anus, hemorrhoids with a sensation of sharp sticks in rectum, dry stools, and obstinate constipation. Commonly called Stone Root.

Graphites helps to relieving constipation, knotty stools united by mucus threads, burning hemorrhoids with soreness, itching and anal fissures. A person who needs Graphites is often overweight, has difficulty concentrating, and tends toward developing skin eruptions. Commonly called Black Lead.

Nitricum Acidum is indicated for constipation with intense straining when there is with little or no bowel evacuation, and for violent cutting pains after stool passage which continues for hours. Also indicated for profusely bleeding hemorrhoids. Commonly called Nitric Acid.

Nux Vomica can be used for itching, painful hemorrhoids, a feeling of constriction in the rectum, and chronic constipation with ineffectual urging. A person who needs Nux vomica is usually impatient, tense, and irritable, and often has a tendency toward heavy use of stimulants, strong foods, and alcohol or drugs.

Paeonia Officinalis is suitable for relieving anal itching, hemorrhoids, fissures, and ulceration's of anus and perineum, and burning sensation in the anus after passage of stool. Commonly called Peony.

Pulsatilla is indicated for hemorrhoids that itch, with sharp sticking pains. The hemorrhoids typically protrude, and improve after lying down. Warmth often aggravates the symptoms. This is a very helpful remedy for hemorrhoids that appear during pregnancy or around the menstrual period.

Sulphur is indicated for redness around the anus with itching and burning, and for protruding hemorrhoids, which are accompanied by a feeling of fullness and pressure in the abdomen. A person who needs Sulphur typically may feel worse from warmth and bathing, and may have flatulence with a strong offensive odor. Commonly called Sublimed Sulphur.


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