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Can you put hydrocortisone cream on hemorrhoids?

Medically reviewed by Sally Chao, MD. Last updated on May 30, 2022.

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Yes. Preparation H hydrocortisone 1% is available OTC and may be used externally to treat hemorrhoids in adults and children ages 12 and older. Apply up to 4 times daily.

  1. U.S. National Library of Medicine DailyMed. Preparation H hydrocortisone-hydrocortisone cream. November 12, 2020. Available at: [Accessed May 2, 2022].

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