Authored by: Dr. Naheed Ali, MD, PhD.
Hemorrhoids on the perimeter of the anus are caused by blood vessels that have expanded in size. If you have external hemorrhoids, you might feel a lump or bump near where your anal opening is. The affected area may hurt, itch, swell, and make you feel like “it's all on fire.” These symptoms can be alleviated by hemorrhoid creams, which are typically fast-acting.
Applying Hemorrhoid Cream External
The treatment for external hemorrhoid cream should consist of the following steps:
- Step 1: The first step in applying hemorrhoidal cream is determining the optimal time to apply the ointment. It can be applied before and after bowel movements, as well as before bedtime.
Step 2: After determining when to apply the cream, wash and dry your hands. The hemorrhoid area must be clean and bacteria-free.
Step 3: Hemorrhoids are treated with cleansing wipes, sitz bath salts, or topical creams. Avoid toilet paper in this instance because it irritates hemorrhoidal skin.
- Step 4: Squeeze hemorrhoid cream onto your finger. You may need more, but this is a sufficient amount, to begin with.
- Step 5: Carefully apply the hemorrhoid cream to the affected area, massaging it into any external hemorrhoids.
- Step 6: If more hemorrhoid cream is necessary to cover the entire affected area, add more to your finger and reapply.
- Step 7: Replace the cap on your hemorrhoid ointment.
- Step 8: Rewash your hands to ensure that you aren't spreading bacteria elsewhere.
Step 9: Repeat these steps after applying an ointment to reduce pain before a bowel movement, and don't use the bathroom for three hours. Before bed, apply it again.
If you follow these steps, hemorrhoid ointment should work quickly. Hemorrhoid creams may have different instructions. Read the label for instructions.
Perineal sprays, also known as hemorrhoid treatment sprays, can be used with an ointment to relieve symptoms and heal external hemorrhoids. Before a bowel movement, use a spray to relieve symptoms, then follow up with an ointment.
Applying Hemorrhoid Cream Internal
Pressure on the anus and rectum causes internal hemorrhoids, which are enlarged and irritated blood vessels in the rectum. Internal hemorrhoids are usually caused by constipation, pregnancy, and sitting.
Bleeding during bowel movements and a feeling of fullness after using the restroom are symptoms. Prolapsed internal hemorrhoids hurt. The Rēvivol-XR hemorrhoid cream, a product offered by a family-owned business, shouldn’t be completely inserted into the rectum.
The cream will alleviate internal hemorrhoid symptoms. The treatment for internal hemorrhoid cream should consist of the following steps:
- Step 1: Select the best time to apply. Use an applicator or your finger to apply some before going to the bathroom, after, and before bed to reduce pain. Follow package instructions for maximum daily applications, usually three or four.
- Step 2: To avoid spreading bacteria, wash your anal area before applying the ointment. Treat hemorrhoids with Epsom salt or cleansing wipes. Avoid toilet paper because it irritates hemorrhoidal skin.
- Step 3: The same reason applies to hand washing.
- Step 4: Securely attach the applicator head to the hemorrhoid cream. (Alternatively, squeeze some cream onto a finger cot and insert it internally if you don't have one).
- Step 5: Squeeze some hemorrhoid cream and rub it on the applicator tip's outside. It will lubricate the rectum, making it easier and less painful to insert the hemorrhoid ointment applicator.
- Step 6: Carefully insert the hemorrhoid cream applicator into your anal canal. Hemorrhoid ointment and cream applicator: one to two inches. Pushing it in may hurt a bit.
- Step 7: Squeeze the tube of hemorrhoid cream until a pea-sized amount of ointment is released.
- Step 8: Remove the hemorrhoid cream applicator gently.
- Step 9: Remove the cap and clean the hemorrhoidal cream applicator and your hands before applying the cream again to prevent bacteria from entering the rectum.
- Step 10: After having a bowel movement, reapply the ointment and avoid using the restroom for at least three hours after applying the ointment to the internal hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoid ointments and creams should work quickly if you follow these simple steps. Application instructions may differ slightly from those above, so be sure to read them before applying.
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About the Author
Dr. Ali is a freelance medical journalist and copywriter at Healthcare Propulsion.
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