Written by Tim A. Davis on July 31, 2018
box of Equate Hemorrhoidal Cream

Equate Hemorrhoidal Cream- Does It Work?-Review

What Is Equate Hemorrhoidal Cream?

In this review, we have found that Equate Hemorrhoidal Cream is labeled to protect the skin from increased irritation due to hemorrhoids. By protecting the irritated skin, the Equate Hemorrhoidal Cream aims to keep the symptoms of hemorrhoids manageable, and includes a local anesthetic to help reduce pain. The manufacturer claims that it will bring relief to the painful burning sensation, itching, and discomfort associated with hemorrhoids.

Ingredients And How It Works

  • Glycerin
  • Phenylephrine HCl 0.25% (Hydrochloride)
  • White petrolatum 15%

Glycerin is used to treat constipation, so it may increase the number of bowel movements. Phenylephrine (HCl 0.25%) reduces irritation and soreness, though not specifically tested for effectiveness on hemorrhoidal irritation. Phenylephrine causes the constriction of vascular smooth muscle and is often used in the treatment of hemorrhoids presumably to narrow the swollen veins and relieve the attendant pain. White petrolatum commonly found in treatment ointments for diaper rash. We have found that there are no anti-inflammatory properties present in this cream, most of the important ingredients that a tropical cream should have are absent in this cream, to name a few would be Butcher’s Broom, Glycerin, Lidocaine, Organic Marigold, and Aloe Vera.

Daily Serving

It is advised to clean the applicable area, and apply the ointment. Children under the age of 12 should consult a physician before use. Possible side effects are that there is a possibility that this ointment can cause bleeding or allergic reactions. If these symptoms occur, consult a doctor or healthcare professional.

The Cost

One tube of Equate Hemorrhoidal Cream available at third-party retailers priced at $7.20 and two tubes are priced at $ 10.24. Coupons may be used for discount purposes.


After thorough research, we have found that there is no guarantee offered with Equate Hemorrhoidal Cream. Not offering a guarantee does not help potential customers feel driven to purchase the cream. Our research has raised the question of the safety of this product as there is a risk of having your condition worsened by the manufacturers choice ingredients.

Our Review Summary Of Equate Hemorrhoidal Cream

In this review of Equate Hemorrhoidal Cream we have found that it may help with temporary relief from hemorrhoid symptoms, however, the ingredients are not clinically proven, and can even cause increased discomfort, with the risk of a worsened condition. We have also found that there is no anti-inflammatory agent present in the cream, which is scientifically proven to be one of the most important ingredients required in hemorrhoidal cream. For the manufacturer to not offer a guarantee raises the question of how confident the manufacturer is in his or her own product, as most leading manufacturers offer a  365 day 100% guarantee.

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