Off-brand products tend be less expensive. And some would argue that they are less effective than a brand name. But can you really find relief with an off-brand hemorrhoid cream the same way you would with a name brand? What helps hemorrhoids and how can you find the best product? Let’s take a look at what the difference is between both types of creams.
What’s ‘Off-Brand’ Mean?
An off-brand product is an unknown or unpopular retailer with similar product features only less expensive. The differences between the two can vary, depending on the product; however, they most likely wouldn’t differ at all. Some would say there are differences between most off-brands and the retail they are mimicking. Again, this varies from product, usage, and individual. But is it the same for over-the-counter creams, lotions, and other beauty products? Most off-brands are supposed to include similar ingredients as the ones they are copying.
Branded ingredients come straight from the manufacturer. Most of what you’re paying for – cosmetics and skin care creams, for example – are the packaging and branding. While most of the ingredients are almost identical to off-brands, you need to research it for yourself and ask your doctor what he thinks is right for you.
Allergy medications, for example, are required to have identical ingredients in all brands. They need to meet requirements in order to be sold to the public. The FDA puts regulations on all over-the-counter medications and creams that are considered medication. Some hemorrhoid creams may be considered medicated and should offer the same effect as the branded version.
Purchasing an Effective Hemorrhoid Cream
When you’re looking for the perfect cream to soothe and relieve pain, you want one that works immediately. The most important way to find out if your cream works is to compare reviews, ingredients, and find a doctor that knows how to relieve hemorrhoid pain. They will most likely recommend a product they’re familiar with.
So does an off-brand hemorrhoid cream really work? Again, the proof is in the ingredients and the customers themselves. The most effective way of natural hemorrhoid treatment is seeking a trusted proctologist.
Depending on the brand (off-brand or other), you may look for one that is less greasy or will dry quickly. The importance is that you find one with the ingredients that are found in creams prescribed by your doctor.
When you need immediate relief for your hemorrhoids, don’t look to the convenience store for comfort before going to your local proctologist. Dr. Butler’s Doctor Butler’s Hemorrhoid and Fissure Ointment is one of the number one selling creams and has been helping people find relief and healing. Contact our office today!