The list of the best hemorrhoid creams on the market.
Many people don't know what hemorrhoids are until they start experiencing some of the symptoms like bleeding during bowel movements, constant itchiness around the anus, and pain. Hemorrhoids often get better without surgery or even procedures your doctor can do in the office. Start with over-the-counter products and lifestyle changes. (If you're pregnant, you should talk to your doctor before you try any medicine or change your diet.)
The list of the best hemorrhoid creams on the market:
Doctor Butler's Hemorrhoid & Fissure Ointment
It’s packed with bio-enhanced herbs, essential oils, and amino acids, which are all microbial and can help with healing. Additionally, the formula contains a vasoconstrictor to help shrink swollen tissue and stop bleeding.
The result: quick relief from the pain, itching, and burning that can come with hemorrhoids. It’s recommended for other anal issues, including fissures, which is great if you aren’t sure which your symptoms are a sign of. Plus, it doesn't stain, which is a common problem with other hemorrhoid creams.
Preparation H Hemorrhoid Symptom Treatment Ointment
This is probably the most well-known over-the-counter hemorrhoid treatment, and it came recommended to us by all six of the gastroenterologists interviewed. Apply up to four times daily, especially at night, in the morning, and after each bowel movement, for prompt, soothing relief from hemorrhoid itching, burning, and discomfort. Preparation H Ointment temporarily shrinks swollen hemorrhoidal tissue and also provides a soothing layer of protection against further skin irritation, so you can go about your day comfortably.
Blistex Tucks Multi-Care Relief Kit
It also recommends Tucks, formerly known as Anusol, for patients with itchy or irritated hemorrhoids. And though Tucks doesn’t help shrink hemorrhoids as Preparation-H does, their multi-relief care kit can help with some of the most uncomfortable symptoms. It contains a maximum strength lidocaine cream to treat pain and numb the area, and medicated witch hazel wipes to soothe any itchiness or burning that may occur. Combined, they can decrease swelling and pain.
Last but not the least, it is also necessary to know what kind of hemorrhoid needs to be treated. Creams and ointments can both be used to treat external hemorrhoids, but that is not always the case for internal hemorrhoids. Certain creams and ointments are for external use only and may not be used to treat internal hemorrhoids. Therefore, for internal hemorrhoids, it is important to read the label and choose something that can be used internally or use suppositories instead.