Vagisil is generally used to treat yeast infections, and while yeast infections and hemorrhoids are two very different ailments, they do have some similar bothersome symptoms- i.e.: burning, itching, swelling, redness, irritation during bathroom times, etc. It would make sense that a product made to calm the complaints of a yeast infection would also work to heal the same symptoms of hemorrhoids. Well, my inquisitive friend, you would be right.
Vagisil can be used on hemorrhoids just as they are used on yeast infections. The cream can be applied up to 6 times a day. Be sure to clean the affected area well before application. You don’t want any stray bacteria or nastiness to get all caught up in the already sore sitting place. Nobody wants a staph infection in their bum!
Even the Vagisil suppositories can be used to treat hemorrhoids, although they are not as effective on hemorrhoids as they are on yeast infections. If a Vagisil suppository is all you have, then go for it. If, however, you have access to suppositories that are more geared to treat hemorrhoids, then we would suggest using those instead. Some popular brands of hemorrhoid suppositories are Tucks and Preparation H.
There are some restrictions to Vagisil use that you should be aware of before using it to treat your hemorrhoids. Vagisil, as posted on the package, should not be used by pregnant women without the consultation of a doctor or midwife. This is a very frustrating restriction as a lot of women who get hemorrhoids have them as a direct result to pregnancy.
If you are one of the pregnant women reading this and cursing your sore bum, do not despair. Many times your OB will be perfectly fine with you using Vagisil to treat hemorrhoids. Many times the Vagisil cream is safe for a pregnant woman to use while the suppository might not be. The important cautious step to take here is to be sure that you talk to a medical professional who is familiar with you and your particular details of your pregnancy.
They will know what dangers Vagisil poses for you, and they might even have a much better treatment option to your pregnancy induced hemorrhoids than Vagisil. In the end, it is good to stand by the old motto that it is better safe than sorry.
Vagisil, while effective for hemorrhoids, might not be the BEST treatment for hemorrhoids. If you are already treating a yeast infection, then doubling the healing effects of Vagisil might be wise, and if you are not in immediate possession of products specifically meant to treat hemorrhoids, then Vagisil might be a good option. However, if you have access to specific hemorrhoid treatment products, we suggest you utilize those as they are specifically geared to heal hemorrhoids.
Basically, the answer to the question of “Can I put Vagisil on hemorrhoids?” is yes. You can, as long as you are not a pregnant woman who has been instructed not to- but there might be better hemorrhoid treatment options out there.