You’d be surprised at how many people use hemorrhoid cream in order to treat puffy
eyes. Of course, hemorrhoid creams are meant to shrink blood vessels in a delicate
area, so the idea is that it can also be used to constrict the inflamed blood vessels
under the eyes.
But is this safe?
The answer is no
• First of all, this is an off label use of the product, meaning it was never tested
or approved for use in the eye area.
• Second, your sensitive eye area may be allergic to hemorrhoid cream, causing painful
and itchy rashes to develop.
• Third, there may be serious consequences if you accidentally put some hemorrhoid
cream in your eye.
Instead of using hemorrhoid cream, you can try home remedies such as putting caffeinated
tea bags over your closed eyes, or ensuring that you sleep with your head elevated
to minimize puffiness the next day.
You can also use an eye cream that is specifically formulated to treat puffy eyes
instead of using a hemorrhoid cream that was specifically formulated to treat an
entirely different thing.