OVER-THE-COUNTER CREAMS, OINTMENTS OR SUPPOSITORIES
If home remedies aren’t quite doing the trick, over-the-counter medication may be able to help. Haemorroids (or piles) medicines can come in a variety of formats, including creams, ointments and suppositories.
There are numerous over the counter remedies, such as Germoloids, which are designed to alleviate discomfort, whilst also acting on the source of the problem by shrinking the swollen blood vessels in the bottom. The Germoloids formula contains an anaesthetic which acts fast to numb the pain and itchiness of haemorrhoids. You can even find formats that are designed specifically for use on internal or external piles. Find out more about the Germoloids product range here.
Over-the-counter medicines can often help to resolve the issue within a few days to a couple of weeks, however, if symptoms persist or worsen then it’s always best to speak to your doctor for further advice.