According to Mayo Clinic, there are five different types of laxative suppositories: stimulants, lubricants, carbon dioxide-releasing, stool softeners and hyperosmotic. Each type of suppository works in a different way. More »

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Fungus on the skin is treated by prescribed antifungal creams or oral medications, medicated suppositories and OTC topical medications. The different forms of fungal skin infections include ringworm, jock itch, athlete's... More »

Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels within the rectum, according to experts at Harvard and the Mayo Clinic. WebMD lists two types of hemorrhoids: internal and external. Internal hemorrhoids are located inside the rectu... More »

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Laxatives are divided into several categories: osmotics, such as Milk of Magnesia or Miralax; bulk-forming, including Metamucil or Benefiber; stool softeners, such as Colace; stimulants, such as Senokot; and rectal stimu... More »

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Docusate Calcium and Colace are two good stool softeners, according to WebMD. Stool softeners are one of four different kinds of products designed to treat or prevent constipation. The other three are osmotic laxatives, ... More »

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According to the Mayo Clinic, stool softeners are generally considered to be safe when taken during pregnancy. Stool softeners are not likely to harm a developing baby because little of the active ingredient in stool sof... More »

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Fiber-bulking agents, lubricant laxatives, stool softeners, osmotic laxatives and stimulant laxatives are all effective at relieving minor constipation, according to WebMD. However, the regular use of stimulant laxatives... More »