Haemorrhoids (piles) often clear up by themselves after a few days. But there are many treatments that can reduce itching and discomfort.
Making simple dietary changes and not straining on the toilet are often recommended first.Creams, ointments and suppositories, which you insert into your bottom, are available from pharmacies without a prescription. They can be used to relieve any swelling and discomfort.
If more intensive treatment is needed, the type will depend on where your haemorrhoids are in your anal canal – the lower third closest to your anus, or the upper two-thirds.
The lower third contains nerves that can transmit pain, while the upper two-thirds do not.Non-surgical treatments for haemorrhoids in the lower part of the canal are likely to be very painful, as the nerves in this area can detect pain. In these cases, haemorrhoid surgery will usually be recommended.
Various creams, ointments and suppositories are available from pharmacies without a prescription. They can be used to relieve any swelling and discomfort.These medicines should only be used for 5 to 7 days at a time. They may irritate the sensitive skin around your anus if you use them longer than this.