tips and tricks

Tell Patients With Piles to Baby Their Bottoms

Inflamed hemorrhoids are traditionally treated with hemorrhoidal pads impregnated with witch hazel. I have found that ordinary baby wipes work just as well and in addition are readily available, less expensive, and less painful to use. Be sure to remind patients to purchase flushable wipes so that they don't later present you with a bill from the plumber!

— Lawrence Adler
    MD Beverly Hills, Calif