What is Americaine Hemorrhoidal Ointment?
Americaine Hemorrhoidal Ointment is a topical product to treat the itching and pain associated with hemorrhoids. We examine the ingredients that the manufacturer uses and review them based on scientific research. We also discuss the quality of this product based on some of its other features like quality assurance.
The only active ingredient in this product is benzocaine. Benzocaine is used as a local anaesthetic. It’s one of those chemicals that can bind to chemical gates on nerve cells, for a few hours. This stops the nerve cells from taking up sodium which is what they used to send electrical messages to the brain. When it is applied to the affected area of hemorrhoids, the nerve cells in that area are unable to send any signals of pain or itching. It is also quite an effective lubricant so it prevents clothes from rubbing the affected area or physical trauma during a bowel movement.
The effects of benzocaine are definitely helpful for improving the healing of hemorrhoids, but some other active ingredients could have been added to exhibit other effects that also improve healing. For example, there are other chemical or natural substances that are anti-inflammatory, there are some antioxidant substances and some moisturizing agents which could have been added.
The manufacturer recommends cleansing the affected area with warm water and mild soap before applying the ointment. The product can be applied to the affected area up to 6 times per day. It is only for external use. This product contains 20% benzocaine.
What is the Cost?
A tube containing 1 oz. of the ointment can be purchased from third-party online retailers for $7.38. This price does not include shipping and taxes. There does not appear to be any bulk order purchase options or discounts available for this product.
The manufacturer does not offer a guarantee for this product. Although the manufacturer uses third-party retailers for distribution, it is not unreasonable to consider a guarantee necessary as part of the product package. Several manufacturers that use only third-party retailers do offer a guarantee and assistance for customers who are unsatisfied. The lack of a guarantee indicates that the manufacturer is not completely confident in the effectiveness of their product as they do not wish to return customers’ money if their product does not work.
Our Final Review of Americaine Hemorrhoidal Ointment
The price of this product is fairly reasonable and the directions for use are quite simple but comprehensive. The product also includes some ingredients which can contribute to the healing of hemorrhoid tissue.
But there are some drawbacks for this product. There are no bulk purchasing options which makes the long-term use of this product more expensive and tedious. And there are some ingredients that are missing from this product. Finally, the manufacturer doesn’t offer any guarantee, which makes the purchase of this product risky. We recommend searching for products which have more ingredients (proven to be effective) and have a guarantee to protect them.