What does hemorrhoid cream do?
Does it get rid of the hemorrhoid or just make things more comfortable or what? Give me the low down.
- ⒶⓝⓖⓔⓛLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
make it more comfy. relives the itchiness, and swelling. but no it doesn't get rid of it
Hemorrhoids are varicose veins (swollen veins) in or around the anal area. There are two types of hemorrhoids, internal and external. Internal hemorrhoids are varicose veins inside the anus. External hemorrhoids are varicose veins on the outside of the anus. Despite the claims of manufacturers, hemorrhoid creams do not get rid of hemorrhoids, but instead relieve the symptoms of pain, burning and itching that they can produce. Doctors can perform medical procedures to remove hemorrhoids that are causing annoying discomfort.
Hemorrhoid medications come in cream and suppository forms. Both types are designed for external hemorrhoids. There are currently no FDA-approved creams for treating internal hemorrhoids. The active ingredients in the cream and suppository forms are the same.
Different products will contain different ingredients and treat different symptoms. The following list contains common ingredients and explains their functions. Some of the ingredients listed are found in over-the-counter products, while others are only found in prescription products.
Analgesic--An analgesic provides a cooling sensation that relieves pain and itching. Menthol is an example of an analgesic.
Anesthetic--An anesthetic temporarily numbs the area to provide relief from pain, itching and burning. Benzocaine is an example of an anesthetic.
Astringent--An astringent cools and calms the area to help relieve itching and burning. Witch hazel is one of the most popular ingredients found in hemorrhoid creams.
Horse Chestnut Seed Extract is derived from a plant and is found in some natural hemorrhoid creams. It reduces inflammation in the area. Homemade Horse Chestnut Seed Extract should not be used because it contains esculin, which is poisonous. The plant must be properly processed to remove the poison.
A moisturizer is used to hydrate the skin in order to help prevent itching. A cream that contains a moisturizer is helpful if itching is associated with dryness. Glycerin is an example of a moisturizer.
A steroidal reduces inflammation in the area, which helps to relieve pain, itching and burning. Hydrocortisone is an example of a steroidal.
A vasoconstrictor reduces blood flow to the area, which reduces inflammation and helps to relieve symptoms of pain, itching and burning. Ephedrine is an example of a vasoconstrictor.
Do not use hemorrhoid creams for longer than the package suggests, unless you have a doctor's approval. Do not use more than the package suggests. If you are taking other medications, check with your pharmacist to determine if there are any possible drug reactions when simultaneously taking those medications with hemorrhoid creams.
This article is not meant to replace medical advice. Always check with a medical professional regarding diagnosis and treatment
- Anonymous5 years ago
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Diarrhea can contribute to hemorrhoid formation because the bowel undergoes pressure strains due to the condition. Undue pressure on the veins that make up internal hemorrhoidal structures can worsen existing damage. Internal hemorrhoids are not visible, unless they proplapse (protrude) from the anus, either constantly or during a bowel movement. If this is the case, then you have a grade III or IV internal hemorrhoid. If the protrusion is on the anal verge or the area surrounding the anus, then its likely an external hemorrhoid. Reducing pressure from issues of diarrhea and constipation will help. Not straining during a bowel movement, not lifting heavy objects, not sitting for extended periods, all will help.
An external hemorrhoid is simply a vein located at the anal verge, the wall of which as weakened and protruded. Don't push on it, this will only increase pressure and worsen it. The body has to repair the vein wall and rebuild the integrity. This takes time, perhaps weeks, if all goes well. Use sitz baths and over-the-counter medications such as pads or creams to provide symptom relief in the interim. These won't solve the issue long term, but will give the tissue a better chance at self-healing.
Internal hemorrhoids are a different matter and require more intervention. Your best bet is to educate yourself about the condition, its causes and what options there are to treat it both short and long term. Don't ignore it though, hemorrhoids tend to become chronic in nature, lasting years or decades in some cases.
- Anonymous3 years ago
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- Anonymous4 years ago
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With these treatments, hemorrhoid symptoms often go away within a week. See your doctor if you don't get relief in a week, or sooner if you have severe pain or bleeding.
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- Paul RNLv 51 decade ago
It's not a cure. It makes the inflammation and pain go down.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
oi im buying some in liek 10min haha
it stops inflamation or something?
im not using it for hemroids though xD
- Van BoLv 71 decade ago
Shrinks the hemmorhoid, then everything should be smooth, and back to normal.Source(s): health