Some examples of creams for hemorrhoids are Proctoacid, Ultraproct and Doxiproct Plus. Most of these are generally given as prescription by a general practitioner or proctologist in a medical consultation.
These ointments act as analgesics, decreasing inflammation and can also have healing or moisturizing affects, some of these include:
Neobatin – an antibiotic ointment used in the treatment of external hemorrhoids, which contains antibiotics Neomycin and Bacitracin, which are used to treat wounds of the skin and mucous membranes, preventing infections and helping to heal the skin.
Xifen – is a medicine that comes in tablet form and has the function of strengthening the veins around the area inflicted with hemorrhoids, it works as an anti-inflammatory, relieving pain and itching.
Proctoacid – is an anesthetic and astringent ointment that can be used in the treatment of internal or external hemorrhoids, treating pain and inflammation, contracting blood vessels thus stopping bleeding.
Doxiproct Plus – is an anesthetic ointment that reduces inflammation, bleeding and relieves symptoms of pain, burning and itching.
Ultraproct – is a corticoid ointment that has analgesic and anti-inflammatory action, relieving pain, swelling, burning and itching. This ointment can be used in the treatment of both internal and external hemorrhoids.
Some of these ointments, such as Proctoacid or Ultraproct, can be used even after surgery for Hemorrhoids, you should always follow the advice of your doctor.
Hemorrhoid Creams During Pregnancy
None of these ointments should be used in pregnant women or in those who are breastfeeding without medical advice. If a pregnant woman or a nursing mother feels some discomfort due to the hemorrhoids, it’s a good idea to seek medical advice. A doctor can prescribe the most appropriate and least harmful medication for the baby.
Homemade and natural ointments for hemorrhoids
Homemade and natural creams for hemorrhoids can also be useful for relieving pain and discomfort because they moisturize the skin and fight inflammation. Some examples of these natural ointments are:
- Homemade ointment based on Hamamelis: it is a natural ointment, which can be prepared at home, the main ingredient being the Hamamelis virginica plant. This ointment can be applied daily on external hemorrhoids, relieving pain, discomfort and irritation.
4 tablespoons of Hamamelis peels;
60 ml of liquid paraffin;
60 ml of glycerin.
Preparation method :
In a pot add the witch hazel and liquid paraffin shells, boil for 5 minutes. Next, strain the obtained mixture and add the glycerin and mix well. Then place the ointment in a container with lid and keep refrigerated.
- Nelsons H + Care Ointment Hemorrhoid Relief Cream: is a natural ointment, made from natural ingredients such as Horse Chestnut, Witch Hazel, Calendula and Paeonia, which treats, soothes and softens external hemorrhoids, providing relief from irritation, pain and itching, also improving venous circulation. This is a homeopathic ointment, which can be purchased online, in some pharmacies or even on Amazon.
In addition to this, Ruscus is another medicinal plant used in the treatment of hemorrhoids, since it tones and reduces the swelling of blood vessels, also improving blood circulation.
How to use hemorrhoid creams?
To use the creams for hemorrhoids a small amount of ointment should be applied 2 to 3 times a day, and always after the evacuation. Also the anal region should be washed with soap and water beforehand if possible. The duration of treatment will depend on whether the hemorrhoid is internal or external.
For treatment of external hemorrhoids, the ointment should be applied in the external region of the anus, and its application should be done with a gentle massage until the ointment is completely absorbed. Learn more about the treatment of external hemorrhoids.
In the treatment for internal hemorrhoids the ointment should be placed using an applicator, so that the ointment can be introduced into the anus. After the application, the applicator should be washed with soap and water.