We know this isn’t a glamorous subject, but with hemorrhoids affecting roughly half of all adults, it’s a common enough ailment that it deserves attention! Itchy and painful, hemorrhoids are miserable to experience; thankfully, they can be properly cared for with our OTC hemorrhoid treatment.
Hemorrhoids, sometimes called piles, are swollen veins in the anus and lower rectum. They can be caused by straining, increased pressure, extended periods of standing or sitting, and are very common during and after pregnancy.
Symptoms of hemorrhoids include bleeding during bowel movements, as well as pain, discomfort, itching, irritation, swelling or lumps around the anus. Most of the time, hemorrhoids can be treated with at-home and over-the-counter options and simple lifestyle changes.
If your hemorrhoids are mild to moderate, the first course of action is to combat their cause. Avoid sitting for extended periods of time, especially on the toilet. Increase fiber intake to avoid straining on the toilet, and be sure to drink extra water to keep things running smoothly. It is also very important to go when the urge strikes; waiting to use the bathroom will only make hemorrhoids worse.
To treat hemorrhoids at home, an over-the-counter product is the perfect place to start. Our Hemorrhoidal Ointment uses three targeted active ingredients, as well as soothing and effective inactive ingredients, to temporarily relieve itching and discomfort caused by hemorrhoids. Plus, with a $5.99 price tag, it’s an affordable alternative to pricey drug store options.
When to see a doctor for hemorrhoids depends on your history of hemorrhoids; however, as a general rule of thumb, rectal bleeding of any kind always warrants a visit to the doctor. If hemorrhoids are confirmed, it’s a good idea to see a doctor if they are bleeding more than usual, very painful, or don’t improve with OTC medicine. Lastly, get emergency care if you notice excessive bleeding, dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness.
PLEASE NOTE that our advice is not meant to replace that of a doctor’s. We are not medical professionals and always advise the council of a doctor.