What are Haemorrhoids?

Haemorrhoids are a mass of dilated veins which develop around the rectum and anus. They can be external (around the anus) or internal (inside the rectum). They are usually uncomfortable rather than painful, but they can cause some of the following symptoms:
● Itchiness
● Pain
● Burning sensation
● Bleeding

What Causes Haemorrhoids?

Several factors can lead to the appearance of haemorrhoids. Following are some of the most common:
● Constipation
● Pregnancy
● Obesity
● Frequent diarrhoea
● Lifting heavy objects
● Sitting for long periods
● Anal intercourse
● Bad posture
● Family history
● Liver problems

How to manage haemorrhoids?

Preventing and treating haemorrhoids can be done with non-medicinal methods, drug therapy and surgery. In addition to adopting a healthy lifestyle, the following measures can be of help:
Non-medicinal methods:
● Keep the anal area clean
● Place cold compresses on the affected area for a few minutes, 3 - 4 times a day, to reduce itchiness.
● Take a sitz bath in warm water for 2 to 3 times a day, to alleviate pain.
● Avoid lifting heavy objects.
● Wear cotton underwears to retain dryness in the area.

Drug therapy:

If you suffer from haemorrhoids and want to buy over-the-counter/ prescription medication for haemorrhoids, Pharmacy Planet is here to help you. Indeed, it can sometimes be tricky to choose from the vast array of available products. We suggest:
● An oral pain killer to manage pain (like acetaminophen)
● To use a topical product to apply to the affected area
● Surgery after consulting your doctor

Why are topical drugs the best remedy against haemorrhoids?

The topical drug belongs to a group of medicines called local anaesthetics. It helps to alleviate pain and burning sensation and has a soothing effect, and reduce inflammation. Topical products come in many forms, including cream, ointment, gel and suppositories. You can buy Proctosedyl online at Pharmacy Planet. It contains cinchocaine hydrochloride and hydrocortisone, which works by causing numbness in the area and alleviates pain. We also suggest to buy Scheriproct online from our internet pharmacy as an alternative to Proctosedyl ointment. When should I see the doctor?

It is best to see a physician in the following cases:

● If the pain lasts over a week despite the use of necessary measures or over-the-counter medicines
● Suffering from severe symptoms, such as abundant bleeding or sharp pain
●I f there is bleeding even when not using the bathroom
●i f the haemorrhoids affect a child of fewer than 12 years of age