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Hemorrhoid ointments

Some good examples of hemorrhoids remedies are Hemovirtus, Proctosan, Proctyl e ​Ultraproct, which can be used after referral of a general practitioner or proctologist.

The hemorrhoid ointments act by causing analgesia, reducing inflammation, and may also have healing or moisturizing action:

  • Bepanthol - is a healing and moisturizing ointment that can be used to relieve external hemorrhoids, as it contains vitamin B5, Dexpanthenol, responsible for nourishing and strengthening the skin, stimulating its formation and natural regeneration.
  • Proctosan - is an anesthetic, vasoconstriction, anti-inflammatory and soothing ointment used in the treatment and prevention of external hemorrhoids, relieving pain, inflammation, burning, itching and swelling. 
  • Proctyl - is an anesthetic and astringent ointment that can be used to treat internal or external hemorrhoids, treating pain and inflammation, and contracts blood vessels, thus stopping bleeding. 
  • Hemovirtus - is an anesthetic, soothing, anti-inflammatory and vasoconstriction ointment, which can be used to treat internal or external hemorrhoids, treating pain and inflammation and compresses blood vessels, thus avoiding fluid or blood loss.
  • Ultraproct - is an ointment with corticoid and local anesthetic, with anti-inflammatory and anesthetic action, which relieves pain, swelling, burning and itching. This ointment can be used both for the treatment of internal and for external hemorrhoids. 

Some of these ointments, such as Proctyl, Hemovirtus or Ultraproct, may even be used after surgery for Hemorrhoids, as indicated by a proctologist.

Hemorrhoid ointments

Ointments for hemorrhoids in pregnancy and postpartum

None of these ointments should be used in pregnant women or women who are breast-feeding without a doctor's recommendation. Therefore, if you are pregnant or nursing and experience discomfort with hemorrhoids, you should go to a doctor so he can prescribe the most appropriate and least harmful medication for the baby.

Homeopathic and natural ointments for hemorrhoids

Homemade and natural ointments for hemorrhoids may also be helpful in relieving pain and discomfort because they moisturize the skin and fight inflammation. Some examples of these natural ointments are:

1. Natural ointment with witch hazel: this is a natural ointment, which can be prepared at home, its main ingredient being shells of the plant Hamamelis virginica. This ointment can be applied daily on external hemorrhoids, relieving pain, discomfort and irritation.

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons of witch hazel shells;
  • 60 mL of liquid paraffin;
  • 60 mL of glycerin.

Preparation method:

In a pan add the shells of witch hazel and liquid paraffin, boil for 5 minutes. Then strain the obtained mixture, add the glycerin and mix well. Finally, put the obtained ointment into a container with a lid and keep in the refrigerator.

2. Nelsons H + Care Hemorrhoid Relief Cream: this is a natural ointment made from natural ingredients such as Indian Chestnut, Witch Hazel, Marigold and Peony, which treats, relieves and soothes external hemorrhoids, providing relief from irritation, pain and itching, also improving the venous circulation. This is a homeopathic ointment, which can be purchased over the internet and in some pharmacies.

In addition, Butcher's Broom is another medicinal plant used in the treatment of hemorrhoids, as it tones and reduces the swelling of the blood vessels, also improving blood circulation.

How to use 

To use the hemorrhoid ointment, apply a small amount of the ointment 2 to 3 times a day, or according to medical indication or the information contained in the package leaflet. After evacuating wash the anal region with water and soap. The duration of the treatment will depend on whether the hemorrhoid is internal or external and should be indicated by a doctor.

In the treatment for external hemorrhoids, the ointment should be applied to the external region of the anus, and its application should be done with a gentle massage until the ointment is completely absorbed. Find out more about the treatment for external hemorrhoids.

In the treatment for internal hemorrhoids, the ointment should be placed using a tube with applicator, so that the ointment can be introduced into the anus. After application, the applicator should be washed with running water and soap.

Tips on how to care for hemorrhoids

Treatment for internal or external hemorrhoids can be done using measures such as avoiding toilet paper and washing the anal area with soap and water after bowel movements. Avoid making too much exertion when evacuating and follow a high-fiber diet, using remedies for pain and inflammation like Paracetamol and Ibuprofen.

In addition, it may also be recommended to have an elastic bandage or sclerotherapy, or even hemorrhoid surgery.

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