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Do Topical Hemorrhoid Treatments Work?

“Every time a bout of hemorrhoids flared up, I knew I was in for 10 to 14 days of pain, bleeding, itching, and plenty of creams or suppositories. The (CRH O’Regan System) procedure was not only painless but it put an instant end to my discomfort. I’m just sorry I didn’t do it sooner.” Actual CRH O’Regan System testimonial.

We hear these types of statements on a regular basis. For many people, hemorrhoid symptoms can flare up quickly, causing intense discomfort and driving them to search for a Do It Yourself quick-fix, which is often in the form of topical creams, suppositories, or home remedies. The question is, do these topical hemorrhoid treatments actually work?

To answer that, we need to look at what the hemorrhoid creams are designed to do.

Symptoms vs. Cures

Topical hemorrhoid creams, such as Preparation H or Tucks medicated pads, are designed to reduce inflammation and numb the affected area. They generally provide fast relief from some of the symptoms of your hemorrhoids: burning, itching, swelling, and sometimes pain, but they do nothing to permanently treat your hemorrhoids.

Topical hemorrhoid treatments may provide temporary relief, but they can’t cure your hemorrhoids. For that, you need a permanent solution, such as rubber band ligation.

Unlike topical creams, rubber band ligation treats the hemorrhoid itself, but not all banding treatments are the same. The CRH O’Regan System uses a gentle suction device to gently draw in the affected tissue and place a small rubber band around the nerve-less base of the hemorrhoid. Traditional banding techniques require a metal-toothed clamp to grab the tissue, which can be painful and cause some bleeding.

For the most part, hemorrhoids do not go away on their own. They may even get worse if you don’t effectively treat them. If neglected, a hemorrhoid that could have been treated via the fast and painless CRH O’Regan System may require surgery, which often results in a lengthy, painful, and restricted recovery period.

The CRH O’Regan System is a fast, painless, and proven treatment for your hemorrhoids, and can be completed in under a minute by a physician trained in the proprietary CRH O’Regan System.