Drugstore Hemorrhoid Medications
There are many drugstore and alternative Internet products
for treating hemorrhoids. Most of the products are not
made to cure or eliminate hemorrhoids but to give you
temporary relief of itching, pain, swelling or bleeding. I
don't recommend using any type of product that is not
natural or that comes from a drugstore.
If the product contains petrochemicals, additives, coloring,
dyes, or other chemicals, which enhance its appearance and
feel, I would not use them. Most, if not all, of these
chemicals will be absorbed into your body where your
organs of elimination will have to deal with eliminating them.
All products whether drugs, drugstore medications, or
natural formulations use chemicals, substances, oils, and
herbs that have the following properties:
* Anesthetics - suppresses pain and gives relief?any
name with the suffix "caine" like tetracaine
* Analgesics - suppresses and give pain relief - some
of them are Anacin, Tylenol with Codeine, OxyContin,
* Vasoconstrictors - helps to narrow or constrict
hemorrhoidal veins?any name with the suffix "rine"
* Lubricants - provide lubrication in the colon to relieve
constipation - mineral oil, flax seed oil, castor, oil
* Astringents - help to tighten tissue, which have
been pushed out by hemorrhoid action - zinc oxide, witch
*Keratolytics - help to remove excess hemorrhoidal
tissue. They are compounds of sulfur and salicylic
Many of the drugstore medications have anesthetics. They
can aggravate and irritate the hemorrhoids you're trying to
eliminate. If you are using one of these drugstore
medications, consider using a more natural remedy.
In 1975 Carl I. Flath, wrote a book called The Miracle
Nutrient - How Dietary Fiber Can Save Your Life. In
his book he talks about the effectiveness of drugstore
"Suppositories quickly work their way up in the
rectum beyond the location of most internal
hemorrhoids, and so are of limited value in
reducing local pain. As antiseptics they are
essentially worthless, since the surface areas
they are supposed to protect are under
constant exposure to new bacteria?.
Anesthetic agents do offer temporary relief from local
irritations and pain? Neither the suppositories nor the
ointments, however, do anything whatever to correct the
basic cause of hemorrhoids-constipation."
Rudy Silva has a Physics degree from the University of San Jose California and is a Natural Nutritionist. He writes a newsletter called "natural-remedies-thatwork.com" and he has written an ebook called "How to Relieve Your Constipation with 77 Natural Remedies." You can get more information on this ebook and more hemorrhoid remedies at this site. www.hemorrhoid-remedies.for--you.info">http://www.hemorrhoid-remedies.for--you.info