Re: Bringing down swelling fast-- Hemorhoid cream for your face? Who else has tried this?
I've heard about the cortizone injections. A woman on another board said she was addicted to them and would go everyday to get a shot. She didn't mention the side effects, but since then I've looked it up. A lot of weird stuff can happen as a result of having the shot, including: hair loss, joint pain, dry skin, etc. Most people get the shots for temporary relief in sports injuries, so their doses are probably higher.
I don't know how severe the topicals side effects are, but you're probably right in saying that they shouldn't be used over a prolonged period of time.
The hemorrhoid cream has the following active ingredients: petroleum, shark oil, mineral oil, and phenylephrine.