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There are many specially designed commercial hemroid creams on the market, in the supermarket, that one can try. Anusol, Ziro and Preparation H are apparently good hemroid creams. Bepanthen is one hemroid home remedy I used, as it contained an antiseptic and was soothing.
Zinc Oxide based creams, when applied to the hemroids, can also help with the relief of pain and discomfort.
If the hemroids are really painful, a cream or lotion with tetracaine - an anesthetic - or stramonium may be one of the best over the counter home remedies for hemroids.
in fact, external hemroids have created a whole hemroids home remedy market place, for a multitude of creams and ointments, most of which you can find at your local pharmacy.
Many of them come with a local anesthetic, such as lidocaine or benzocaine, that can provide almost instant relief.
Another common ingredient is hydrocortisone, which is a steroidal anti-inflammatory medication and a powerful hemroids home remedy. This hemroids home remedy does have to be carefully used. While hydrocortisone can provide some immediate and powerful relief from the misery of an external hemroid, if used for a long period of time it will start making the skin and muscle of the anal area thinner, which will contribute to the recurrence of hemroids. Therefore, if you use hydrocortisone, use it briefly when it'll do the most good, and do not use it as an ongoing medication.
The most common and probably most effective ingredient is a lubricant and moisturizer. Cocoa butter, petroleum jelly, and glycerin compounds are the most popular, but there are many effective creams out there that can be used as a hemroids home remedy.
Creams with calamine, of poison ivy fame, may be some of the most effective as the moisturizer and lubricant is combined with a proven astringent to provide maximum effective relief.
Hope it helps!