using witchhazel long term causes boils and puss to build up. That is what my GI told me. I had used them for 1 year and i got a boil around the fissure that got worse when using witchhazel wipes. As soon as i got off of them the swelling and boil dissappeared. This is my GI's take and it may or may not happend to you. Just passing along info from my GI.
I use aloe ointment instead that comes in a clear tube.www.cvs.com
is where you can get it. Use it along with non medicated wipes. This is just my approach. Feel free to do what you feel is better for you.