If you find the pain, itching, and general discomfort of piles unpleasant and bothersome, there are also a range of products available off-the-shelf that can help to soothe the symptoms and shrink the swelling.
Germoloids Cream, Ointment, and Suppositories can be used during pregnancy and breast-feeding and are formulated with a local anaesthetic that provides fast, numbing relief from the painful and itchy symptoms of haemorrhoids**.
All Germoloids products also have astringent and antiseptic properties, helping to reduce the swelling, as well as protect sore, sensitive skin from infection.
It’s always best to speak to your doctor, midwife, or pharmacist for advice before using medicines during pregnancy as they’ll be able to guide you further if you have any questions. There’s no need to worry or feel embarrassed talking about haemorrhoids, they really are very common and healthcare professionals are used to talking about them.
You can also learn more about other haemorrhoids treatments here.