It can be difficult to choose a hemorrhoids remedy that you may easily incorporate into your lifestyle and get the maximum amount of relief from. There are many routes you can take when you find yourself in need of help to deal with your hemorrhoids. Whether the treatment you choose is from a medical professional or you try a time tested natural home remedy, there are many to consider.
The most common treatment you can find on a pharmacy shelf would be over the counter creams and ointments. There are many varieties. However, most will contain a few essential ingredients. First of all, they will most likely contain a pain killer or numbing compound such as lidocaine. This will provide a bit of pain relief on contact and it can last for several hours. Others will contain a steroid that aids in the reduction of inflammation. They may also contain a cooling or soothing additive such as aloe or witch hazel which brings relief from any burning or itching. There may be ingredients, especially in steroids, which can cause allergic reactions. As with all medications you use, you should thoroughly check the ingredients and warnings before applying. Any store bought hemorrhoids remedy may also have guidelines as to how often you can use it. It is always best to follow these as any added irritation to the hemorrhoids only defeats the purpose of the medication.
Aside from creams, there are also medicated pads and wipes that may be an alternative hemorrhoids remedy that works for you. These can be used after each bowel movement and may also contain witch hazel or aloe. This will give the cool soothing relief that brings a halt instantly to any pain and burning you may feel.