J.S. asks from San Diego, CA on May 08, 2010
Hemroids - San Diego,CA
Hello and happy saturday! I was wondering what kind of cream I could use for hemroids while pegnant. I am 37 weeks pregnant and I just found 2 this morning. My appt isn't until thursday and I would like to be a little more comfortable till then.
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Thank you all who responded, wow!! You all were quick ;p. I will be going to the store to buy some witch hazel or tucks...or both. Ha ha ha. You all made my day/weekend/mother's day!!! Thank you again!
N.W. answers from New York on May 08, 2010
I had the same problem too but I think I remember that you can't use over the counter creams. My ob also gave me a Rx cream. In the mean time, Tucks or any of the witch hazel wipes helps. Put them in the fridge for a little while, than fold a few of the wipes together to put slight pressure on them. It should help shrink them, once the swelling has gone down use some vaseline and push them back in.
It also helps to use baby wipes instead of TP.
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D.N. answers from Chicago on May 08, 2010
You are not supposed to use cream. YOu probably couldn't take a bath as advanced as you are--if you can sit in a few inches of water (slightly hot) for about 10 minutes. Otherwise, buy a bottle of witch hazel available in the drug store either by the face cleaners or by the hemorroid stuff. And buy round cotton pads you would use for removing makeup. You can soak the pad with witch hazel and apply. It is so much cheaper than Tuks and you can use witch hazel on your skin as an astringent as well.
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C.T. answers from Dallas on May 08, 2010
Definitely use Tucks. They are the best.
A.A. answers from Los Angeles on May 08, 2010
Hi J., I had the same problem around the same time when I was pregnant.My gynae prescribed a prescription ointment coz I was too much in pain but until then, I thinkk you can use any brand heamorroidal cream available at the pharmacy.They do help with the pain too.You can apply 3 -4 times a day and also Tucks helps.
You can also increase your fiber content in every meal to prevent constipation.
S.B. answers from Redding on May 08, 2010
Hmm. I don't understand why someone would say you can't use cream.
Anyway, try suppositories because it helps shrink from within and you can also push things back up inside if it's really bad as you insert them.
They will give you relief and my doctor told me it was more than okay to use them.
My doctor never restricted me from anything that would provide comfort so if creams help and your doctor is okay with it, use them.
You should feel a lot better after the baby is born and you're not carrying that extra weight from within.
I hope you feel better and let us know when your baby arrives!
H.A. answers from Dallas on May 08, 2010
The nice thing about the Tucks or generic Tucks (Tucks are pads soaked in Witch Hazel) -- is they also recommend you use these to clean your perineal area after birth. It helps with inflammation after childbirth too.
Good luck, I hope you get some relief.
T.A. answers from Los Angeles on May 09, 2010
Get some cotton pads and put witch hazel on them.
L.M. answers from New York on May 08, 2010
Try taking some stool softener.
Drink lots of water.
Witch hazel is inexpensive and works well.