Preparation H helps shrink swelling of irritated hemorrhoid tissues and prevents further irritation. It gives prompt and temporary relief from painful burning, discomfort, and itching of hemorrhoids. Learn more about preparation h side effects.
Preparation H cream works by temporarily shrinking hemorrhoid tissue in order to provide comfort.
It is a vasoconstrictor, topical anesthetic, and skin protectant that works by blocking pain signals. In particular, the nerve endings in the skin and shrinking swollen tissue.
Ingredients in Preparation are BHT, retinyl palmitate, linalool, parafum, methylparaben, ozokerite, propylparaben, lanolin alcohol, petrolatum, hydrolysed yeast, fish oil, hydrogenated shark liver oil, lanolin cera, glycerin, lanolin, paraffinum liqidum, and paraffin.
For adults, make sure you cleanse the affected area before putting on Preparation medicine. Do this by patting or blotting the area with a gently dry toilet tissue or cloth. Apply Preparation 4 times a day (especially morning and after each bowel movement) for optimal results.
Regular Preparation application will give you continue relief of hemorrhoidal symptoms.
For children under the age of 12, attach an applicator to the tube and gently insert application into the rectum. Ask your doctor for further details and instructions found on the prescription label.
Hemorrhoid Side Effects
Before learning about preparation h side effects it is important to know what hemorrhoid side effects are and why you need preparation h to help relieve those issues.
The symptoms and signs of hemorrhoids include:
- Discomfort and/or pain
- Swelling around the anus
- During bowel movements there may be some bleeding
- Possible small amount of blood on toilet paper
- Irritation or itching in the anal region
- There may be painful or sensitive lumps near the anus
These hemorrhoid side effects can be avoided by using Preparation H.
Preparation H Side Effects
There are no common side effects with preparation but there are some serious side effects.
- Severe allergic reaction (tightness in chest, rash, hives, difficulty breathing, itching, swelling mouth, lips, face, or tongue)
- worsening or new redness
If condition worsens or does not improve within 7 days, consult your doctor and do not exceed the recommended daily dose.