Why Numbing Cream Is Effective For Your Anorectal Disorders?

July 16, 2018   481

Anorectal disorders like tears, fistulas, hemorrhoids, and abscesses lead to bleeding, burning sensation and discharging of pus from rectal area, especially during a bowel movement. Learn here how numbing cream provides quick relief in such conditions.)


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Anorectal disorders a term used for the conditions like tears, fistulas, hemorrhoids, and abscesses that occur in the anal region. These medical conditions cause itchiness, burning sensation, blood, swelling in and around the rectum and anus. While most of these disorders are treated by primary care physicians, an HIV patient may require a surgery.

Many people find it embarrassing to talk about their anorectal disorders, even to their doctor. However, you must have your anorectal disorders checked as it may lead to something serious like colorectal cancer.

Therefore, a patient with the anorectal disease should visit the doctor for regular assessment covering both digital rectal examination and visual inspection.

A patient should go for regular assessment that covers both digital rectal examination and visual inspection. It helps the doctor to figure out the earlier symptoms of colorectal cancer.

Anorectal Conditions are Painful:

Pain and burning sensations are the two major symptoms associated with anorectal disorders. Sometimes, these signs are coupled with bleeding. Anal fissures can become chronic if they are not treated on time. A fistula is another anorectal condition which is characterized by pain, redness, fever and blood discharge around the anus. A hemorrhoid is a common anorectal condition and hurts a lot because of the swollen vein in rectum and anus.

How Anorectal Disorders are Treated?

Generally, anorectal disorders are treated with antibiotics, rubber band ligation, and topical medications. A physician also prescribes an anorectal cream or protective coating over inflamed tissues for a relief from itching and discomfort.

Why Choose a Numbing Cream for Anorectal Pain Relief?

Sometimes, anorectal pain is so intense that you look for a quick pain relief, which is not somehow possible with the medication. In this scenario, numbing cream can be a great help. It is an instant pain relief remedy that dulls the pain receptors temporarily. Also known as a local anesthetic, a numbing cream is widely used to suppress the pain occurring in tattooing, piercing and surgical incisions.

How to Choose a Right Numbing Cream for Anorectal Disorders?

An ideal numbing cream contains 5% lidocaine which makes it effective to keep the skin desensitized for longer. Also, check the reviews and talk to a dermatologist. Some of the popular and safe numbing creams are Dr. Numb (which is approved by FDA and Health Canada), NumbSkin and Hush.

How to Use Numbing Cream for Anorectal Disorders?

  • Use soap and water to wash the anorectal area
  • Pat with toilet tissue or soft cloth to make the area dry
  • Use finger cots or surgical gloves to apply a numbing cream to the affected area. If you are using bare fingers, make sure to wash your hands and trim the nails before application.
  • Repeat the process after every bowel movement and bathing up to 6 times a day until you see improvement.

See your doctor if the symptoms persist.

Precautions While Using Numbing Cream for Anorectal Disorders:

  • Discontinue the use and see your physician if there is no improvement.
  • See your physician if rectal bleeding occurs or condition worsens.
  • Stop the use of the cream if you experience allergy or burning sensation.
  • Use numbing cream on intact skin only. Avoid it applying to wounds and broken skin inside the rectum.
  • Don’t use the cream if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • You may experience irritation with a numbing cream. If it continues, ask your physician.
  • Always clean the area with mild soap and water before applying the cream.

So, this was all about how numbing cream soothes your anorectal pain. However, the cream only provides you with temporary relief. It shouldn’t be looked as a complete treatment for the anorectal disorder. Make sure to have your condition checked to avoid complications.

Some Home Remedies Also Help Ease Anorectal Disorders…

Try Aloe Vera:

Aloe vera is useful for anal fissure as it contains healing properties that minimize pain and discomfort. Besides, it promotes healing of the damaged skin. It is easy to use. Just pluck the leaf from aloe vera plant and peel it off to obtain the gel. Apply this gel on the affected area. Repeat this 3-4 times a day.

Use Wipes:       

Use pre-moistened wipes to clean your anus area. After cleaning the area, use toilet paper or a soft towel to dry it.  Don’t use abrasive toilet paper as it can bruise the fissure.


Comfrey is packed with allantoin that is a useful substance for new skin cell generation. It also reduces inflammation. The herb heals the cuts, bruises, damaged bones, ligaments, and sprains. To use it for your anal fissure, mix 1 tbsp. of dried comfrey with 1 cup of water. Afterward, steep it for 15 minutes on the flame. Let it be cool. Later, use this solution to clean the affected area twice a day (with a cotton bud).

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