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Preparation H Hemorrhoidal Cooling Gel

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There are people who prefer to sunbathe nude, and although that’s perfectly fine at nude beaches, it’s otherwise typically frowned upon. With that said, there are regions of the body where even those folks don’t get a tan, specifically ‘where the sun don’t shine.’ Bad grammar and all jokes aside, that region being referred to is typically also where people get hemorrhoids. Not only are they unpleasant and at times painful, but they’re also something you’re going to want to keep to yourself and find a quick and effective way to rid yourself of them. For decades now the standard go-to choice has been Preparation H cooling gel, and that’s not going to change any time soon.

As common as hemorrhoids are there will still be plenty of people who’ve never had them, and a good many who never will. People who have and will never experience hemorrhoids are fortunate, because to say hemorrhoids are unpleasant may be quite the understatement. In extreme cases, hemorrhoids are painful to the point that sitting down is painful. But for most people, the worst part of hemorrhoids is the burning and itching. That’s related to the inflammation that is going on down there, but fortunately Preparation H cooling gel is formulated to be able to relieve itching from hemorrhoids effectively.

And while itching is a real bother, there are other times when hemorrhoids can be signs of a bigger problem. It is best to treat hemorrhoids, as soon as you become aware of having them, using a good hemorrhoid cream like Preparation H cooling gel. If after using the cream they don’t go down in size and eventually disappear then it’s in your best interest to see a doctor as soon as possible.

So, how does Preparation H work and how long does it take for a hemorrhoid to shrink? While no one will be keen to talk about hemorrhoids, given what they are and where they’re found, we are perfectly okay with it. The answer to those questions can be found here as well as other approaches to reducing how often you experience the discomfort of getting hemorrhoids.

Problems with Piles

It’s not common, but you may hear hemorrhoids referred to as “piles” as well. What causes hemorrhoids? They can occur for any number of reasons, including:

  • Excessive straining when struggling to have a bowel movement
  • Sitting on the toilet for long periods of time
  • Chronic constipation or diarrhea
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Anal intercourse
  • Very low-fiber diets
  • Regular heavy lifting

Another unfortunate reality is that people are more prone to hemorrhoids as they get older. Natural weakening and stretching of veins are the reason for that, and it’s completely unavoidable. Does that mean more older folks are buying Preparation H cooling gel than younger ones? Maybe, but first let’s answer the question we originally pointed that may still have a few of us wondering how does Preparation H work.

Super Shrinker

Hemorrhoids happen when blood vessels around that region of the body become dilated, which is the cause of the swelling and protrusion that occur. You may think it’s incorrect if someone were to tell you that any good hemorrhoid relief product is going to be a decongestant, and fair enough considering it’s hard to make the connection between Preparation H cooling gel and something like Sudafed or Benadryl.

Prep H works the same way for both internal or external hemorrhoids, and the only type where this effective hemorrhoid treatment isn’t a good fit for is thrombosed hemorrhoids. You’ll see the fastest improvements with external hemorrhoids and the gel is applied, then it will work well for internal hemorrhoids as well. For long, you’ve probably been reminded that scratching a mosquito bite makes the itching worse. Well, the same applies for hemorrhoids. So, don’t scratch your backside even if the temporary relief is heavenly.

Use Preparation H cooling gel instead and enjoy a lasting medicated fix, rather than very temporary relief from the itching. And how long does it take for a hemorrhoid to shrink? If you’re using Preparation H cooling gel, then you should notice them being smaller and less painful or itchy within a few days.

Be Proactive

There are actions you can take to ensure that hemorrhoids are a lesser problem for you, and to make it so that they’re not as bad if they do occur. Using Preparation H cooling gel is best for a hemorrhoid treatment, but when it comes to preventing hemorrhoids a little more initiative will be required.

Here’s what you should and should not do:

  • Eat high-fiber foods; meaning more fruits, vegetables and whole grains
  • Drink plenty of fluids, and ideally six to eight glasses of water
  • Take OTC fiber supplements that contain psyllium husks
  • Get more physical exercise
  • Don't strain too much or force your bowel movements
  • Don’t postpone having bowel movements (when possible)

Don’t sit for long periods of time


IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.


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