While there are things you can do to make yourself more comfortable, the first thing you should do is check with your doctor before using any product. One of the ways you can lessen your discomfort is to use an anorectal cream such as RectiCare® (Lidocaine 5%) Anorectal Cream.
Another way to help make life with hemorrhoids more manageable is to watch your diet. Avoiding certain foods and beverages such as spicy BB-Q and hot sauces, coffee and soda is one way that may help. These foods can exacerbate anorectal discomfort, so look for alternatives that may not irritate your system as much.
RectiCare® Cream is a topical, local anesthetic that contains the highest non-prescription lidocaine strength available. It works quickly to relieve pain, itching and burning associated with hemorrhoids and other anorectal disorders. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should check with their physician before use. Each tube of RectiCare® Cream comes with a supply of “finger cots,” little covers that fit over the finger. They promote hygienic application, since the finger (skin) doesn't come into contact with the product or the area to which it is being applied. RectiCare® Cream retails for $29.99 and is available at Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS stores without a prescription. For more information or coupons, please visit www.recticare.com.