How to Cure Hemorrhoids : What Are the Best Treatment Products for Hemorrhoids?

Uploaded by expertvillage on 17.01.2008

Hello, my name is Dr. Susan Jewell and on behalf of Expert Village today, I'm going
to talk to you about hemorrhoids and in particular I'm going to talk to you about how to find
ways to alleviate the pain from hemorrhoids. Now in this clip I want to show you some several
products that you can actually buy in the local drugstore that would help to alleviate
some of the pain from hemorrhoids. Now here we have what we call hemorrhoidal pre-moistened
medical, medicated wipes. Basically these wipes have in them, soaked into them, anti-inflammatory
and also antiseptic cream or solution into the towel and they also, some of them, in
particular this one, you can buy, that also has witch hazel which is a herb and it has
medicinal properties and in this way it has been reported that witch hazel actually contracts
the blood vessels. That's also incorporated in these wipes. What you do is, these wipes
are disposable, it's easy. After you pass a bowel movement you want to use this to wipe
the area very gently and it will also give you some kind of lubrication. It also will
clean the area so it doesn't make the hemorrhoids worse. Pre-moistened medicated wipes is one
way to go, very easy available in the super market. Another item which is good, if you
want to not mess around with the wipes, is to use suppositories. Suppositories are things
that contain, let me take one out so you can see it's like little pellets, and you can
insert them into the rectum area and you leave it there and it dissolves over time usually
around six or eight hours. It gradually dissolves and it's medicated and it has medication in
them to help with the pain, pain killer medication. It also has anti-inflammatory medication and
antiseptic medication so it gets absorbed into the tissue. Suppositories are really
good when you have internal hemorrhoids. Let me quickly draw you a diagram. If you say
this is the bottom and this is the leg and this is the anus region, say this is the colon,
what you do is you insert it into here so that it ends up here, the suppository. You
just leave it there for six hours and it slowly dissolves and it gets absorbed. All that medication
gets absorbed into this area here so it helps to alleviate some of the pain symptoms of