When you suffer from hemorrhoids, every simple movement that involves sitting or walking becomes painful. Even wiping after bowel movements can be extremely distressing and aggravating to your anal region. But going to the doctor and having to consider surgical removal of the hemorrhoid is the last thing a sufferer wants. This is why patients usually rely on pharmaceutical or natural products to get temporary relief from the typical symptoms of hemorrhoids. For all the symptoms associated with this embarrassing illness, Tucks has created special medicated products, such as pads, wipes, ointments, creams and suppositories.
Tucks pads are especially formulated to deal with the stress created by painful wiping. These soft pads are wet medicated wipes, treated with witch hazel. Due to their high concentration in witch hazel, these pads are excellent in relieving itching, swelling, irritation and pain that is experienced by hemorrhoid sufferers. Besides being very efficient combating these issues, Tucks wipes are dye-free, can be disposed in both septic and sewer systems and are pH-balanced.
It is a well known fact that witch hazel has great astringent properties, so these pads are absolutely harmless. In fact, they can be used as hygienic wipes, for baby care or vaginal care. When using them as hemorrhoids treatment, make sure you follow the instructions given by the manufacturer. Tucks witch hazel pads can be used up to six times a day, after bowel movements for cleaning the anal area. Although efficient against external hemorrhoid symptoms, these pads cannot treat internal hemorrhoids, neither can they eliminate external hemorrhoids.
Tucks suppositories, based on topical starch, these are soft, waxy suppositories designed to treat internal hemorrhoids. They need to be used after each bowel movement up to 6 times a day, and will assist in relieving burning, itching and discomfort. Due to their composition, these hemorrhoid suppositories draw excessive wetness out of the affected area, creating a protective barrier around the swollen veins. Prior to inserting a Tucks suppository, the area should be cleaned with mild soap and warm water, and gently dried with a soft towel.
Tucks also offer hemorrhoid creams in their product range, these come in two different forms: the first being the classic Tucks cream for hemorrhoids and the second is a hydrocortisone based anti-itch ointment. The first cream contains, as a primary ingredient, pramoxine or pramocaine, which is a topical anesthetic used to treat itching and pain associated with hemorrhoids. Besides providing fast relief in hemorrhoids sufferers, this cream can also be used to treat minor skin irritations, cuts or scratches. The hemorrhoid cream protects the irritated skin, reducing the soreness, burning and painful sensations. This product should only be applied externally, up to 5 times a day, on clean, dry skin.
Tucks anti-itch hydrocortisone ointment relieves external itching caused by hemorrhoids. It cannot be used more than 4 times a day and should be applied on clean skin. As the name makes clear, this Tucks ointment contains hydrocortisone as an active ingredient, but also mineral oils and zinc oxide, which are known for their healing properties. The product may also be used to treat itching caused by allergic reactions, rashes, eczema and even psoriasis.
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