Product & Condition FAQs
How should I use Tucks Pads?
When should I use Tucks Pads?
How often should I use Tucks Pads?
How long does it take for Tuck Pads to work?
What is Witch Hazel?
Are there other uses for Tucks Pads?
How can Tucks help following childbirth?
Where can I buy Tucks Pads?
Q. How should I use Tucks Pads?
A. First clean the affected area, ideally with mild soap and water, rinsing thoroughly and gently drying with toilet paper or a soft cloth. Apply the pad externally to the affected area. Alternatively, the pad can be folded and used as a compress for up to 15 minutes.
Q. When should I use Tucks Pads?
A. Tucks can be used anytime you need soothing relief from hemorrhoids, rectal pain or itching, or vaginal/perineal discomfort.
Q. How often should I use Tucks Pads?
A. Use up to 6 times daily, or after each bowel movement unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
Q. How long does it take for Tuck Pads to work?
A. Tucks pads begin to provide relief from symptoms on contact.
Q. What is Witch Hazel?
A. Witch hazel is a naturally derived compound extracted from the leaves and bark of the North American Witch-hazel shrub (Hamamelis virginiana). The extract, which has astringent and anti-inflammatory properties, is commonly used as an external treatment to soothe and relieve hemorrhoids, minor bleeding, and skin irritation.
Q. Are there other uses for Tucks Pads?
A. In additional to treating hemorrhoids, Tucks pads can be used for perineal relief following childbirth, to reduce irritation, burning and itching in the rectal or vaginal area. Also for cleansing and personal hygiene.
Q. How can Tucks help following childbirth?
A. With vaginal deliveries, unfortunately it is common for moms to experience swelling, pain and soreness in the vaginal and rectal area after delivery. It can take several weeks before the patient is fully recovered. Proper cleaning and care is important to help relieve perineal discomfort and also aides in healing and preventing infection. Tucks Pads can help. The witch hazel formula protects the skin and cools irritated areas. The pads are also pH balanced, hypo-allergenic and dye free to gently clean the sensitive area.
Q. Where can I buy Tucks Pads?
A. Tucks pads are widely available and can be found at discount, drug and food retailers.
Q. What are hemorrhoids?
A. Hemorrhoids are swollen veins and tissue in the rectum. There are two type of hemorrhoids: Internal hemorrhoids occur inside the anal canal and external hemorrhoids appear near the opening of the anus.
Q. Who gets hemorrhoids?
A. Hemorrhoids occur with both men and women and tend to be more prevalent among the elderly, pregnant women and those who are overweight.
Q. What causes hemorrhoids?
A. Hemorrhoids develop because of pressure in the rectal area which can be caused by a number of factors including straining during bowel movements, sitting for long periods of time on the toilet and weight gain during pregnancy. Additionally, pregnant women are also prone to hemorrhoids after delivery due to the pushing and strain during childbirth.
Q. How long do hemorrhoids last?
A. Mild flare-ups will only last 3-4 days. Severe cases may last for several weeks to months before they are completely healed.
Q. Is there a cure for hemorrhoids?
A. Unfortunately, there is no cure for hemorrhoids. It is a chronic issue and they will most likely reoccur. But with proper care you can manage flare-ups.
Q. Are there ways to prevent hemorrhoids?
A. Yes! Here are a few tips to keep get relief or prevent hemorrhoids:
- Eat a well-balanced diet with plenty of fiber and drink lots of water to avoid constipation… also get as much exercise as possible.
- When having a bowel movement, don’t strain… and try not to wait when you have the urge to go the bathroom.
- Avoid sitting or standing for long periods of time to take the pressure off the rectal area and increase blood return from the lower half of your body… if possible, get up and move around every hour.
- For women doing daily Kegel exercises can help. Kegels increase circulation in the rectal area and strengthen the muscles around the anus, decreasing the chance of hemorrhoids.
- If a problem develops, other than using a medicated pad like Tucks, you can also try applying ice packs to the swollen area, or soak in a warm tub of water or a sitz bath for several minutes… after every bowel movement, thoroughly clean the affected area with soft, unscented toilet tissue.
- If you are not getting any relief or if the condition worsens, speak with your doctor.