How do I Choose the Best Piles Creams?

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Piles are also commonly known as hemorrhoids. When an individual has hemorrhoids, suffer from painful or irritating swelling in or around the anal cavity. In order to choose the best creams to treat piles, you should first make sure that you understand what piles are, why they occur, and how they are treated. It is also important to understand the actual functions of most creams. Finally, having a knowledge of effective ingredients in piles creams can be very beneficial to you in your decision making process.

Piles are caused by extreme pressure that is applied to the rectum. This pressure causes the surrounding veins to swell. This condition is caused by a number of different factors, such as prolonged sitting and obesity. The symptoms of piles may include swelling, bleeding, itching, and constipation. A common treatment for piles is increase of fiber in the diet.

Most piles creams only reduce the amount of pain and discomfort. Some of the most effective creams are those which not only relieve pain, but which also reduce the amount of swelling. While some creams may be effective for reducing the swelling associated with piles, it is important to note that changes in behavior will often be necessary in order to reduce the risk of recurring swelling and discomfort.


When looking for a piles cream that simply reduces pain and swelling, you may consider a cream that contains hydrocortisone. This substance acts as an anti-inflammatory. This means that it reduces the swelling around the anal cavity. In order to find a cream that alleviates the problem of constipation, you should consider creams that include a lubricant in their ingredients.

There are a number of piles creams that are advertised as cures for hemorrhoids. Little evidence has been recorded which backs up claims that certain creams will get rid of piles all together. Creams that are most effective for hemorrhoid treatment are considered by many doctors to be those which reduce swelling. Some health professionals do not recommend using these creams for extended periods of time, though, because they could potentially cause further irritation to the skin.

Some other practical factors may also play into your choice of piles creams. These products can range in price, so it is good to consider matters of budget. In some situations, doctors or other health professionals may recommend prescription creams. Finally, some patients have allergies to the ingredients in certain hemorrhoid treatment creams, so be sure that you know whether you have any drug allergies before choosing a cream.


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