When hemorrhoid pain strikes, get fast, temporary relief with Equate Maximum-Strength Hemorrhoidal Cream. The powerful formula contains aloe to help soothe and shrink swollen, irritated hemorrhoidal tissue. This Equate cream also relieves external discomfort. It produces a coating that quickly reduces symptoms of anorectal discomforts, including painful burning and itching. It temporarily protects the inflamed, irritated anorectal surface to help make bowel movements less painful.
What are hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins around the anus or in the lower rectum. The rectum is the last part of the large intestine leading to the anus. The anus is the opening at the end of the digestive tract where bowel contents leave the body.External hemorrhoids are located under the skin around the anus. Internal hemorrhoids develop in the lower rectum. Internal hemorrhoids may protrude, or prolapse, through the anus. Most prolapsed hemorrhoids shrink back inside the rectum on their own. Severely prolapsed hemorrhoids may protrude permanently and require treatment.
What are the symptoms of hemorrhoids?
The most common symptom of internal hemorrhoids is bright red blood on stool, on toilet paper, or in the toilet bowl after a bowel movement. Internal hemorrhoids that are not prolapsed are usually not painful. Prolapsed hemorrhoids often cause pain, discomfort, and anal itching.
Blood clots may form in external hemorrhoids. A blood clot in a vein is called a thrombosis. Thrombosed external hemorrhoids cause bleeding, painful swelling, or a hard lump around the anus. When the blood clot dissolves, extra skin is left behind. This skin can become irritated or itch.
Hemorrhoidal Cream gives fast temporary relief from the painful burning, itching and discomfort of hemorrhoids. This product, with aloe & Vitamin E, shrinks swollen hemorrhoidal tissues, protects irritated tissues and relieves external discomfort.
Directions. Cleanse the affected area by patting or blotting with an appropriate cleansing wipe. Gently dry by patting or blotting with a tissue or a soft cloth before applying cream. ◼ when first opening the tube, puncture foil seal with top end of cap. ◼ apply externally or in the lower portion of the anal canal only. ◼ apply externally to the affected area up to 4 times daily, especially at night, in the morning or after each bowel movement. ◼ for application in the lower anal canal: remove cover from dispensing cap. Attach dispensing cap to tube . Lubricate dispensing cap well, then gently insert dispensing cap partway into the anus. ◼ thoroughly cleanse dispensing cap after each use and replace cover. ◼ children under 12 years of age: ask a doctor