Having hemorrhoids can be such a hassle as it can have this burning and itchy sensation. Gladly, there is an affordable yet effective way to get rid of it. The secret weapon is called hemorrhoids cream and it is the primary choice of millions of people who have suffered or are suffering from hemorrhoids. What is great about this type of ointment is that it gives relief in a snap and it is relatively easy to find in a pharmacy of a grocery store. Although the active ingredients differ (some use chemicals while others are all natural), it offers a certain form of relief for the user.
The question is what kind of hemorrhoids cream work best? The common ingredients of the creams are astringent and some form of anesthetic to provide immediate relief from the burning pain as well as the itching that comes with having hemorrhoids. If you are looking for potent ingredients, look for creams that have pramoxine hydrochloride, hydrocortisone, shark liver oil, petrolatum and phenylephrine HCL to name some of them. The efficacy of the active ingredients differ from one person to the next so when you find one that works best for you, it is advisable to stick to that brand.
Before applying the hemorrhoids cream to the affected area, make sure to first wash it with lukewarm water and a mild soap. Dry it by using toilet paper or a smooth cloth. After that, you are ready to apply the cream on the area using your fingers or an applicator that sometimes come with the ointment. Try your best not to rub it off in order for the cream to take full effect and read the instructions carefully as to how often you should apply it.