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Preparation H

Preparation H offers a variety of products that alleviate the pain, burning, and soreness associated with hemorrhoids. They are safe, effective, and make living with inflamed hemorrhoids easier. Preparation H offers ointments, wipes, creams and gels to treat hemorrhoids. Choose from one of their many options to fit your needs, or try a bit of everything to see what helps you most.


Hemorrhoid creams are used to treat hemorrhoids, which are inflamed veins in the rectal area. They are extremely common; the Mayo Clinic estimates that about half of all adults experience hemorrhoids by age 50. Pregnancy and obesity are two causes for hemorrhoids, and some may simply be prone to them. Hemorrhoid relief creams, such as Preparation H, are effective for treating mild hemorrhoids, and are often recommended by doctors. If you're experiencing the symptoms of hemorrhoids, such as bleeding and/or pain during or after bowel movements, you should make an appointment with your healthcare provider to rule out anything more serious.

Treating and preventing hemorrhoids

Preparation H products are applied topically to the affected area. They are designed to shrink hemorrhoid tissue, stop itching, and make bowel movements more comfortable. Products include medicated wipes, creams, and ointments. Creams can be applied outside the rectal area or inside with the included applicator. Make certain to carefully follow your doctor's instructions and product directions. Multiple products can be used at the same time to provide relief. Many suffering from hemorrhoids also find sitz baths and cold compresses to be soothing. Using moist wipes, such as those offered by Preparation H, rather than dry toilet paper can help prevent future inflammations. Eating a healthy diet, including fiber, and getting regular exercise can also lessen the likelihood of future occurrences.