Hemorrhoid Pads & Medicine: Hemorrhoid Cream, Tucks Pads
At AvaCare’s ePharmacy, we carry the best hemorrhoid creams, hemorrhoid pads, donut pillows and sitz baths for your ultimate comfort and healing. Shop our hemorrhoid pain relief offerings today from popular brands including Tucks and Preparation H and find relief as soon as tomorrow! Read More...
Hemorrhoids are a painful condition that is more prevalent than even scientific studies can show, since a vast number of people suffering from hemorrhoids do not share their concerns with a healthcare practitioner (Riss et al, 2011). While this is understandable as it is an uncomfortable topic to approach, there’s no need to suffer alone with this common condition.
With AvaCareMedical.com, you can easily and discreetly obtain low-cost home treatments such as Preparation H wipes, donut cushions and Tucks medicated pads to help ease the painful, itchy symptoms of hemorrhoids. The following is a review of some of the most effective over the counter products for hemorrhoid pain relief.
Witch Hazel Pads / Hemorrhoid Pads
Tucks pads and other witch hazel pads are well known for the relief they offer for hemorrhoid sufferers. Witch hazel extract has anti-inflammatory properties that are soothing for hemorrhoids and some patients report that these pads offer itching and bleeding relief as well. Hemorrhoid pads are sometimes referred to as hemorrhoid wipes, and can be used as a more gentle, soothing alternative to using dry toilet paper after a bowel movement.
Medicines used in hemorrhoid care include hemorrhoid creams made with pain-blocking anesthetics such as lidocaine or anti-inflammatory steroids such as hydrocortisone. Preparation H is a well-known brand that offers products with lidocaine or hydrocortisone for hemorrhoid relief.
Other over-the-counter hemorrhoid medicines include witch hazel extract and zinc oxide.
Best Hemorrhoid Cream
The best cream for hemorrhoid pain relief is one that contains 1% hydrocortisone, which is an anti-inflammatory steroid that is known to reduce inflammation and relieve itching and discomfort.
Hemorrhoid suppositories such as Preparation H suppositories contain vasoconstricting agents such as Phenylephrine 0.25%, which causes the swollen blood vessels in hemorrhoids to shrink, thus reducing congestion and relieving hemorrhoidal symptoms (Gupta, 2007).
For excellent seated relief, try a donut pillow or even a convoluted “egg-crate” cushion to relieve anal pressure and make it possible to sit comfortably even with painful hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoid pillows are designed to gently remove pressure while providing good sitting support to prevent further irritation to the affected area.
Hemorrhoids Ice Packs
Perineal ice packs aren’t just for postpartum pain - they’re great for hemorrhoids as well! To help reduce inflammation and ease the pain, simply place a hemorrhoids cold compress inside your undergarment with or without a few Tucks pads and remove after 15 minutes. This hemorrhoid treatment is especially useful for larger hemorrhoids, which are more painful but are easier to reduce to a more bearable size.
Sitz Bath Kits
Many healthcare providers recommend using a sitz bath, a little tub which sits in the toilet and can be filled with water, to obtain hemorrhoid pain relief. To use, simply place the sitz bath on the rim of the toilet and fill with clean warm water. For moving water, set up and use a full sitz bath kit, which includes a bag and tube which allows fresh water to continuously flow through the bath and drain into the toilet while you sit. For best results, soak for 10-15 minutes several times a day.
At AvaCare Medical, we carry a full line of ointments for hemorrhoids, Tucks wipes, hemorrhoid cushions and more to provide the relief you’re looking for. Plus, if you place your order today you can get it as soon as tomorrow with our standard, next-day shipping!
Gupta, P. J. (2007). Suppositories in anal disorders: a review. European review for medical and pharmacological sciences, 11(3), 165.
Riss, S., Weiser, F.A., Schwameis, K. et al. Int J Colorectal Dis (2012) 27: 215. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00384-011-1316-3