The Musk hemorrhoids ointment /cream is becoming slightly better known amongst the Internet population looking for ways to soothe, relieve and cure their hemorrhoids. The Ma Ying Long - aka mayinglong - Musk hemorrhoids treatment system definitely posed some interesting difficulties in investigating. Interesting difficulties, as the Ma Ying Long Musk Hemorrhoids ointment appears to bring together some western ingredients, and some eastern ingredients - and the chinese ingredients in the musk hemorrhoids ointment appear to have little research that indicates those ingredients work, and one of the western ingredients may actually be detrimental to hemorrhoids, and then there is also a folk remedy ingredient in the musk hemorrhoids ointment, that was found to be a disproved superstitious remedy of many many years ago..
When first starting to investigate the Musk hemorrhoids ointment - also apparently available as suppositories - it really would have helped to get a handle on what precisely the Musk hemorrhoids ointment really was. Unfortunately, that proved somewhat more difficult than would be expected. The active ingredients include musk, pearl, calamine, borneol, bezoar, amber, lanolin and white petroleum. I was unable to find anything about an inactive ingredients list, though I imagine there must be some preservatives and emulsifiers to make the Musk hemorrhoids ointment hold together.
In addition, the company that produces the Musk hemorrhoids treatment, Ma Ying Long, has some odd issues on its website. It is a single page making some interesting claims about the company, including the "fact" that it was founded in 1582 A.D., but it doesn't bother to provide an address for the company headquarters or a phone number you can call. The email contact provided is "webmaster (at) myl1582 dot com" (email syntax broken up by me) which provides a point of contact, but email isn't the same as talking to or going to someone. In addition, for a company that's been around some four hundred years, its history is a bit short and unverifiable anywhere else on the Internet, but that could be because it may reside in communist China or some such. They also don't have an information page for the Musk hemorrhoids treatment or any other pharmaceutical product they sell. Nor do they offer any guarantees of their product whatosoever that we can find.
The Amazon entry for Musk hemorrhoids treatment makes some interesting claims. Supposedly Musk hemorrhoids ointment:
There are also a number of rave reviews for the effectiveness of the Musk hemorrhoids ointment. However, no clinical studies for the Musk hemorrhoids treatment were identified.
First off, the hemorrhoidal area doesn't usually have a lot of "toxic material" that needs to be cleaned up. Of course, the anorectal area can be quite dirty with fecal material and bacteria, but that's usually taken care of by regular toileting hygiene, you certainly don't need Musk hemorrhoids ointment for that.
Another point is the claim that the Musk hemorrhoids ointment removes putrid tissue. Though this sounds good, it's somewhat of a preposterous claim given how the body works. Bodily tissues are either living or they are not. If they are alive, then they're not putrid. If they are dead, then they can become putrid, but either the body gets rid of them on its own or you have a serious problem called gangrene. If your hemorrhoids have progressed far enough that you've got gangrene, you need an emergency room, not the Musk hemorrhoids ointment. Of course, most people who have hemorrhoids don't have gangrene, which means that there is no putrid tissue in that area. So this seems a pointless, if not a ridiculous claim for the Musk hemorrhoids ointment.
Last, the whole problem with hemorrhoids is that they are stretched out, overgrown tissue. When you try to cure hemorrhoids, you're trying to get them to shrink instead of grow. If your hemorrhoids have gotten injured, then obviously the injury needs to heal, and that involves new tissue growth - the thing is, perhaps its a language barrier, but the claim for using the musk hemorrhoids ointment for stimulating new tissue growth is not clear enough.
The calamine, white petroleum, and lanolin in the Musk hemorrhoids ointment are all quite useful against hemorrhoids. Basically, the calamine in the Musk hemorrhoids ointment is a combination of zinc oxide and iron oxide that reduces the size of blood vessels and helps stop itching, both very useful things when it comes to treating hemorrhoids. The white petroleum and the lanolin both help moisturize the area and keep it from drying out. In effect, Musk hemorrhoid ointment actually can do some useful things, though it's nothing that other hemorrhoid treatments couldn't do.
Amber and musk are both synthetic scents these days, seeing as real amber is valuable as a gemstone and musk deer are an endangered species, so the Musk hemorrhoids treatment is unlikely using the real thing, or using it in very minute quantities. Again, that is the problem when quantities of active ingredients aren't provided by the manufacturer - you have to do some educated guessing, which may or may not be correct.
A bezoar is a stone or mass found in the mammalian digestive system when a foreign object was swallowed. Once bezoars were used as a folk remedy for many different things, but that was proven as superstition some time ago. What a bezoar is doing in the Musk hemorrhoids ointment is something of a mystery.
Another ingredient that really doesn't appear do anything in the Musk hemorrhoids ointment is pearl, considering that it has no documented medicinal use whatsoever in Western literature.
The last ingredient, borneol, is the most confusing one to find in the Musk hemorrhoids ointment, considering that borneol is an eye, skin, and lung irritant. It has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine as a burned medication that's absorbed by inhalation, but again, it really has no documented use on the skin. In fact, the recommended practice for getting borneol on your skin is to flush the area with plenty of water for at least fifteen minutes and remove and wash all contaminated clothing. Considering that irritation is bad for hemorrhoids, it puts doubt over the Musk hemorrhoids ointment as a safe treatment for hemorrhoids.
Considering all of the various difficulties that the Musk hemorrhoids ointment has, the often questionable ingredients, I really would not suggest its use. There are many hemorrhoids lotions and ointments out there that have calamine, white petroleum, and lanolin in them, which are the only ingredients in Musk hemorrhoids treatment that really appear to do anything that we are aware of. It's so easy to get the benefits of the Musk hemorrhoids ointment without paying for possibly useless or even potentially dangerous ingredients.
Whenever you're trying to investigate a particular ointment like the Musk hemorrhoids ointment, there are a number of things to watch for.
1.. First off, check the company itself out. In the case of Musk hemorrhoids treatment, that company was Ma Ying Long Pharmaceutical. You should be able to find public information such as the mailing address of the company headquarters, along with a customer service contact phone number.
2.. In addition, if the company makes outrageous or fantastical claims about its history or achievements, then you should be wary. In the case of Musk hemorrhoids ointment, the company claims it's been around for four hundred years. There are a few companies in existence who have been around that long, but not many. Those that have been have much better documentation available for public viewing, but again, this could be due to the China borders affecting the communication of such information for close to 100 years or so.
3.. Also, whenever you're investigating a given hemorrhoids cream such as the Musk hemorrhoids ointment, make sure that the company has a money back guarantee, and check to see if that guarantee is honored. Anyone can offer a money back guarantee on the sales page, but will they follow it up when you actually want your money back? The Ma Ying Long company does not offer a money back guarantee on its Musk hemorrhoids ointment that I could find, though I don't know if individual companies retailing Musk hemorrhoids treatment do. Nearly every other online hemorrhoid cream, pill or solution has a guarantee with it. Its normally only the physical stores, like druggists, selling pharmaceutical medicines, that don't offer guarantees.
4.. Last, when investigating something like the Musk hemorrhoids treatment, take the time to look up all of the active ingredients. The important thing to look for is to see if the active ingredients are proven to work on hemorrhoids or if they've got a high probability of working on hemorrhoids. If any of the ingredients in the hemorrhoids cure you're looking at make you scratch your head in puzzlement, such as bezoar in the Musk hemorrhoids ointment, then you have to ask why are you going to buy it? Of course, harmful ingredients should be avoided at all times.
If you're going to use the Musk hemorrhoids ointment, remember to find as reputable source as possible and discontinue use immediately if the symptoms don't improve or get worse. Finding a supplier with a money back guarantee would be high on my list.
Yes, the Musk hemorrhoids ointment gets rave reviews in some places. Musk hemorrhoids ointment also has a few ingredients that actually do a good job on hemorrhoids. However, considering the other ingredients we question in the Musk hemorrhoids ointment, and the lack of information on the quantities of the ingredients period, the product can not be suggested for use at this time.
The pain of hemorrhoids can drive you to distraction and make just about anything sound like a good idea. Even in the midst of such extremity, it's still important to take the time to do proper research and only use the good stuff. By doing your research and following common sense guidelines, you should be able to get your hemorrhoids under control in a relatively short period of time.
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When I assigned Loni the job of writing on the Musk hemorrhoids treatment, I had no idea it was actually a specific retail product that was available on the internet. I was expecting a writing on whether musk was useful in the treatment of hemorrhoids. Live and Learn.
Research and main write by Loni L. Ice, quality control, editing and additional writing by D. S. Urquhart.