Whether you get your hellfire fix through chili peppers or one of our insanely fiery hot sauces, the capsaicin inside burns like crazy.
We’ve seen people running around the room looking for relief as much as we’ve seen faces struggling to remain calm through the tears and stinging, relentless pain.
As soon as the initial pain subsides, the first thought is often about the next morning. You know, when the capsaicin has worked its way through your system and is now ready for removal. Anyone that’s ever eaten anything with a bit of heat understands ring sting (even if no one wants to use that specific term).
It’s going to hurt at some point. At the very least, you’ll feel the capsaicin as your mind worries about the development of hemorrhoid burning and itching later on in the day.
Capsaicin Burns Like a Hemorrhoid Flare, but It’s Totally Different
Capsaicin is the hot stuff found in chili peppers. It’s a chemical compound that your body reacts to; it’s not a flavor. You can’t taste capsaicin; you can only sense it.
This chemical compound interacts with pain receptors in your body. Those pain receptors are conveniently located just under mucous membranes. You’ve got a lot of those in your mouth, but it’s not the only place.
That’s obvious, we know.
After all, pepper spray affects the eyes. And, you really shouldn’t handle the hottest peppers without gloves. (Also, never make the mistake of chopping chili peppers and heading off to the bathroom before washing your hands. It’s a bad move.)
If you have enough capsaicin in your system, you will feel it burning in your stomach. But, you don’t have many of the same pain receptors there. Those receptors are the same that alert your brain to the fact that you’re flesh is burning, that a part of your body is on fire. You don’t need as many of those receptors on the inside because you’re already past the point of trouble if your innards are literally on fire.
Nope, the receptors are just under the skin. And that’s why ring sting will trouble you immensely – even if you didn’t think about that delicious hot sauce for the last 12 hours.
You Would Think Hot Sauce Is a Hemorrhoid Helper, Wouldn’t You?
It seems like common sense that capsaicin could help hemorrhoids erupt. But, it doesn’t work like that. Indeed, hot sauces can help keep hemorrhoid flare-ups at bay.
In fact, capsaicin works so well at stopping painful piles that it’s a key ingredient in the hemorrhoid treatment, Anax.
We’re not making this up. Capsaicin naturally increases blood flow while shrinking clotted vessels that cause the swelling associated with hemorrhoids. And, yes, it also stops the itching almost instantly.
But, You Should Never Do This with Hot Sauce, Hemorrhoid Helper or Otherwise
We need to say this because we are a responsible company, even if we talk about ring sting on our blog and develop products that are likely to scare the pants off your friends and family. You should never, never, never apply hot sauce to your anus. That’s a remarkably dumb idea. Just don’t do it.
If you really want to see how capsaicin can keep control of hemorrhoid issues, buy the cream. A bottle of Mad Dog is meant to be savored orally. And we’re not saying that the ring sting it creates will help you avoid a hemorrhoid outbreak – but we’re not saying it won’t either.