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temporary relief of external anal itching
temporary relief of itching associated with minor skin irritations and rashes
other uses of this product should be only under the advice and supervision of a doctor
For external use only
Do not use for the treatment of diaper rash. Consult a doctor.
When using this product
avoid contact with the eyes
do not exceed the recommended daily dosage unless directed by a doctor
do not put into the rectum by using fingers or any mechanical device or applicator
Stop use and ask a doctor if
symptoms persist for more than 7 days or clear up and occur again within a few days. Do not begin use of any other hydrocortisone product unless you have consulted a doctor.
Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
adults: when practical, cleanse the affected area by patting or blotting with an appropriate cleansing wipe. Gently dry by patting or blotting with a tissue or soft cloth before application of this product.
when first opening the tube, puncture foil seal with top end of cap
adults and children 12 years of age and older: apply to the affected area not more than 3 to 4 times daily
children under 12 years of age: do not use, consult a doctor
Soak in hot water. To soothe symptoms and reduce the risk of flare-ups, soak the anal area. One way to do this is to take a “sitz bath” of plain, warm water for 10 minutes, two to three times a day. It can relieve itching, irritation and spasms in the sphincter muscle. Read more
Did You Know?
Q: Why do hemorrhoids itch?
However, they can become painful when straining pushes them out through the anus (also called a “prolapsed hemorrhoid). When this happens, it can collect small particles that may cause irritation and itching.