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The Hidden Danger in Cream for Hemorrhoids

Posted on April 07, 2024

Many people hope to find relief from itching and discomfort by using cream for hemorrhoids. And, for mild cases of hemorrhoids, such over-the-counter products may provide symptom relief. Recently, however, one woman in California purchased a dangerous topical hemorrhoid product on the internet, sadly paying for that decision with her life.

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Dangerous Cream for Hemorrhoids

When living with hemorrhoids, some people seek relief with drugstore products such as Preparation H with lidocaine or Recticare cream. But one woman in California recently decided to pursue a more 'natural' treatment option. So she went online and purchased a Vietnamese herbal product called Cao Boi Tri Cay Thau Dau.

Tragically, after using the cream, she died. Later, when authorities tested the cream to learn the cause of her death, they discovered that it had a 4% lead content. Simply by seeking relief for hemorrhoid symptoms, the poor woman had given herself a case of fatal lead poisoning.

Lasting Relief for Painful Piles Symptoms

Of course, this woman's story is, thankfully, extremely rare. And, if you stick to trusted cream for hemorrhoids brands, available in reputable drug stores, you are unlikely to face any danger. However, for people with moderate to severe hemorrhoid symptoms, topical treatment options are unlikely to provide much relief.

So, if you're suffering from symptoms such as bleeding with bowel movements, itching and discomfort, can you find relief without surgery? Today, thanks to a medical procedure known as Hemorrhoid Artery Embolization (HAE) you can recover from stage 2 and 3 internal hemorrhoids without invasive surgery or overnight hospital stays. Ready to learn more? Click here to request an appointmentClick here to request an appointmentClick here to request an appointment at the Texas Hemorrhoid Institute.

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