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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
November 2014

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Preparation H Hemorrhoidal Cream, Maximum Strength Pain Relief

EWG scientists reviewed Preparation H Hemorrhoidal Cream, Maximum Strength Pain Relief for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Preparation H Hemorrhoidal Cream, Maximum Strength Pain Relief is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
BHAEndocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PROPYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
WHITE PETROLATUM
(Active Ingredient)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (PAHS)
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
STEARETH-2Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PRAMOXINE HCL
(Active Ingredient)
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
STEARETH-20Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
LAURETH-23Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
PROPYL GALLATEOccupational hazards, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) FLOWER EXTRACT
ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) EXTRACT
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERIN
(Active Ingredient)
Use restrictions
Data: Good
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
PHENYLEPHRINE HCL
(Active Ingredient)
None Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CELLULOSE GUM
CARBOXYMETHYLCELLULOSE SODIUM
None Identified
Data: Fair
STEARYL ALCOHOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTA
EDETATE DISODIUM
Enhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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