Listing Out the Conventional Symptomatic Treatment Options for Hemorrhoids
If you suffer from chronic hemorrhoids, you've probably had your fill of hearing about conventional treatment. That is, for the most part, completely understandable seeing as few types of conventional treatments can do much for those with severe cases of hemorrhoids. In fact, due to the fact that these treatments focus on symptoms rather than curing the problem, the most that they can do is provide a bit of relief and a slight reprieve here and there...
That being said -- at times, a little bit of relief and a slight reprieve is something to be thankful for.
Among those who suffer from chronic and severe hemorrhoids, the worse cases all share one thing in common: The hemorrhoids that they suffer from are actually debilitating in terms of pain and discomfort. Some are even unable to lead normal lifestyles because the symptoms are just way too bad for them to manage. In cases such as these, don't you think that even the slightest bit of relief would be a godsend?
Due to that, it would be wise not to dismiss the conventional symptomatic treatment all at once. After all, you never know when you might need that pain relief or just something to tide you over... even if only slightly. Truthfully, symptomatic treatment options are a lot more diverse than you might imagine, and here are the various forms that they come in:
1. Topical Treatments
Generally speaking topical treatments can come in three main varieties, these being gels, creams, and ointments. As far as hemorrhoid treatments go, the latter two are more popular, and they mostly focus on either reducing irritation and inflammation, or to protect and prevent further irritation and injury. Some even do both. Be sure that you know exactly what type of topical treatment you need, and then find one to cater to your symptoms.
A word of warning: Suppositories, if used constantly over time, can cause damage. That being said, occasional use of suppositories for some quick pain relief and lubrication can help you a lot. Mainly they're used so that you can go to the toilet without having to suffer immensely to do so. Different varities have different affects, and it would be best to ask a medical professional to recommend a specific type of suppository for you to use.
3. Numbing Agents
Some treatments actually take the form of numbing agents, that work somewhat like a local anaesthetic would and actually numbs the entire area in question so that you don't feel too much pain. Normally, this is only taken if the pain is really, really bad.
Based on what you now know, you should see that there are a number of conventional treatment options that may help you immensely. Be sure to take advantage of them!