Table of contents:
- Hemorrhoid Pills
- Hemorrhoid ointments
- Hemorrhoid Suppositories
- Home remedies options
- How to increase the effectiveness of medicines
Some hemorrhoid remedies in the form of pills, ointments or suppositories such as Diosmin, Proctyl or Ultraproct can be used to help relieve internal or external hemorrhoid symptoms such as pain, burning sensation, itching or bleeding, as they have substances with anti-inflammatory, analgesic or calming action.
These remedies should be used with the indication of the proctologist or general practitioner who can indicate the best treatment individually and according to the type of hemorrhoid. In some cases, the doctor may also prescribe the use of laxatives to make the stool softer and analgesics and anti-inflammatories to decrease pain and fight inflammation and local swelling, which causes itching or bleeding.
During hemorrhoid treatment it is important to keep your body hydrated, drinking plenty of water and eating a high fiber diet. In addition, some home remedies, such as horse chestnut sitz bath, for example, can be used to help relieve symptoms and speed recovery, complementing the treatment indicated by the doctor.
Medicines in the form of pills for hemorrhoids generally contain flavonoids or bioflavonoids, such as diosmin and hesperidin, which are substances with anti-inflammatory and vascular protective action, which act on the hemorrhoid veins, reducing the dilation and increasing blood vessel tone. In this way, these pills help reduce inflammation and relieve hemorrhoid symptoms such as pain, swelling, a burning sensation or even bleeding.
Some examples of hemorrhoid pills with diosmin and hesperidin are:
- Daflon 500;
The form of use depends on the dose of the components in the tablets, and in the case of diosmin and hesperidin, for example, the recommended dose for hemorrhoids is 2 tablets containing 450 mg of diosmin and 50 mg of hesperidin per day, one in the morning and one in the evening, or according to medical advice. See other ways to use diosmin and hesperidin.
In addition, your doctor may also recommend using anti-inflammatory pills or pain relievers, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, to reduce the inflammation and pain caused by hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoid ointments, such as Proctyl, Proctan or Ultraproct, can be used for the prevention or treatment of internal or external hemorrhoids, as they contain substances with anti-inflammatory, anesthetic or calming action that help to relieve the symptoms of pain, itching, burning or bleeding.
These ointments can be applied to the anal region 2 to 3 times a day or according to medical advice. To apply on the internal hemorrhoid, it is necessary to introduce the tip of the tube into the anus and squeeze so that the ointment reaches the inside. Learn how to properly use hemorrhoid ointments.
Hemorrhoid suppositories contain substances with anti-inflammatory, anesthetic, antiseptic and astringent action, which help to reduce inflammation, stimulate skin regeneration and healing, and relieve pain, swelling, itching in the anus or bleeding, caused by hemorrhoids.
These suppositories can be found under the trade names Ultraproct or Proctyl, and should be used by inserting the suppository deeply into the anus, after defecating and cleaning the anal area. The dose normally recommended by the doctor is 1 suppository about 2 to 3 times a day, depending on the type of suppository indicated.
Home remedies options
Some home remedies, such as sitz bath with horse chestnut or cypress, can help relieve hemorrhoid symptoms as they have vasodilating and anti-inflammatory properties, and can be used to complement the treatment indicated by the doctor. doctor. See how to prepare home remedies for hemorrhoids.
Home remedies for hemorrhoids are not a substitute for medication prescribed by your doctor, but they can help reduce hemorrhoid pain and speed recovery.
See how to prepare some great home remedies in the following video:
How to increase the effectiveness of medicines
In addition to the use of medication prescribed by the doctor to reduce the discomfort caused by hemorrhoids, it is necessary:
- Eat a diet rich in fiber, such as fruit and seeds, for example;
- Drink at least 2 liters of water a day, as this will make your stools softer;
- Don't strain to defecate and defecate whenever you feel like it;
- Use hemorrhoid pillows when sitting, which are rim-shaped to relieve pain;
- Sitting baths for 15 to 20 minutes, about 2 times a day to lessen the pain;
- Avoid using toilet paper, washing the area with soap and water whenever possible.
In some cases, surgery to remove the hemorrhoid may also be necessary, which is only done when other treatments have not been effective in controlling pain, discomfort and bleeding, especially when having a bowel movement, even after the drug treatment. Know the main types of hemorrhoid surgery.