When you’re pregnant, your body may sometimes feel like an unfamiliar place. You may find yourself somewhat out of control when it comes to certain bodily functions…..the “unmentionables.” These can include everything from burping to gas, incontinence, and worst of all, hemorrhoids, which may continue to be more problematic after you deliver. The good news is that most of the “unmentionables” resolve with birth and rapidly become a distant memory. But, hemorrhoids can linger, leaving you feeling uncomfortable and even unable to sit at times. Yet, hemorrhoids can be a very difficult problem to talk about. That time is over. Especially because there are many things you can do to relieve the discomfort.
RectiCare (Lidocaine 5%) Anorectal 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. 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 is available at Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS stores without a prescription.
More women than you think suffer from hemorrhoids, and are uncomfortable talking about it. But I'm not. It is life. And it is manageable!