Proctofoam Foam Treatment

Proctofoam treatment for your hemorrhoid

Proctofoam Foam’s generic name is Pramoxine and this is use to treat pain, soreness, burning and itching of the hemorrhoids.  Hemorrhoids are engorged blood vessels that are found inside the anal canal (internal hemorrhoids) or outside the anus which can be seen externally (external hemorrhoids). These can affect both sexes but are more prevalent on people who are aged between 20 and 50 years old.

This is a problem that is extremely private and can be an embarrassing experience to the patient. This is the reason why oftentimes hemorrhoids sufferers would look for medications themselves online. But  it is important to remember to consult your doctor first before trying any medications out there that you can purchase without a doctor’s prescription.

Proctofoam Foam  is a topical anesthesia that works by blocking the pain impulse from the nerve endings in the skin. You should not use this medication if you are allergic to any ingredients of this.

If you experience any symptoms of allergy after you use this, you have to consult your doctor immediately. Also, if you are pregnant, want to become pregnant or lactating mother and taking other medications, you have to ask your doctor if this is the right hemorrhoids treatment for you.

In application of Proctofoam Foam, you have to wash your hands before and after the application. Clean the area where you will apply the treatment and make sure that it is dry. Shake the medication first before the application and use a clean tissue when you apply it to the rectal area only and avoid applying it to other parts of your body.

Do not use your fingers or any kind of applicator except for clean tissue and you should not insert the container into your rectum if you want to apply the treatment on your internal hemorrhoids.

If you forgot a dose of Proctofoam Foam, you have to apply it as soon as you remember it. If you miss a dose again the next day, you have to skip it and go back to your regular schedule on the next day after that. You should not take double doses at once.

You have to remember that if your symptoms get worse after 7 days, you have to inform your doctor immediately. You have to avoid placing it on an open flame or use it while smoking because this is highly flammable.

You also have to read the drug literature so that you will know the right dosage for you or for a child, but if you are unsure of it, you have to ask your doctor about it. It has been found out that the Proctofoam Foam was found in breast milk after topical use, so this should be taken cautiously by pregnant mother or lactating mothers.

The most common side effects of this medication are dry skin and itching. Severe reactions might also be experience such as allergic reactions, acne-like rash, excessive hair growth, and inflammation of the mouth, muscle weakness and many more. If you experience any of these symptoms, you have to immediately seek for doctor’s help to be able to treat these immediately.