If you suffer from hemorrhoids, swollen and inflamed veins in the anal canal, you are one of millions who wants immediate relief. The pain and discomfort can leave you nearly dysfunctional and although long term strategies like losing weight, exercising regularly, eating well including lots of fruits, veggies, roughage, and drinking lots of water, you want something that works very quickly, such as topical creams. What is the best hemorrhoid cream? What should you look for and what else can bring near immediate relief.
First of all, the best hemorrhoid cream for someone else may not be the best for you. You may need to try several to find the best, meaning fastest acting and most effective, for yourself. In general great creams work well for most sufferers, so reading online reviews works well. Since you will find many options at any drugstore, many over the counter, you may need to try several.
If you have no time to read but need something now, the big names that have been around forever work extremely well. For example Preparation H and Anusol work extremely well. Preparation H comes in several varieties, many of which contain phenylephrine which restricts blood flow and shrinks hemorrhoids. It is available in cream form, as suppositories, and also a medicated wipe that contains Witch Hazel. Some varieties contain pramoxine, hydrocortisone, aloe vera, and shark liver oil. Make sure you know which you are using and track how well it works and the ingredients inside. Anusol-HC Cream is a topical corticosteroid that contains hydrocortisone.
Make sure you read the directions and warnings and precautions. Some creams may not be appropriate, for hemorrhoid won’t go away example if you have some pre existing medical conditions or are pregnant or nursing. Also check out the side effects and if you suspect an allergic reaction immediate get medical help.
Obviously the best hemorrhoid cream varies, so the best you can do is educate yourself and try one or more until you find a very effective one. Also use other relief strategies like non steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen or ibuprofen, and soaking in warm water.