Mild to moderate hemorrhoids can be treated with non-prescriptive drugs. Most hemorrhoid
sufferers fall into this severity level and while hemorrhoids cannot be cured, sufferer
can have recourse to such over-the-counter(OTC) products consisting of suppositories
and topically applied creams and lotions that have been shown to be effective in
treating hemorrhoid pain, tissue inflammation and discomforts with lasting efficacies.
Prescriptive medication after consulting with a doctor can better be reserved for
getting stronger treatment in more moderate to severe cases.
Benefits Of Non-Prescriptive Medication
Over-the-counter hemorrhoid treatments are low cost and offer a number of options
for the sufferer armed with some research knowledge that abound on internet medical
sites. They require no doctor prescription that will cost more in terms of consultation
fees and the fact that prescriptive medication cost more.
In addition, they are known to offer fast relief for most symptomatic pain and discomforts
attending mild to moderate hemorrhoid condition. They are essentially self-treatment
options that can be done in utmost privacy without getting into any humiliating examination
in a doctor’s clinic.
But the pain and tissue inflammation in severe hemorrhoid cases can only be alleviated
temporarily by non-prescriptive medication. High severity cases are better treated
in a clinic or hospital as there are procedures short of surgery that can provide
a more lasting treatment.