Last but not least, if despite using home remedies for a few days, you don’t see any positive difference or the inflammation, itching , and pain haven’t reduced, you should call your doctor at once.
You shouldn’t be afraid of visiting your doctor as he may only suggest you some topical treatments, which are easy to use and effectively eliminate the problem. Most of them are over-the-counter remedies, which will quickly reduce the pain and inflammation.
Ointments and creams which your doctor will probably suggest you often contain ingredients such as lidocaine and benzocaine. They are topical analgesics, which bring quick relief. Other options include diaper rash creams or ointments with hydrocortisone.
Your doctor will always start your treatment with topical medicines. He may also suggest some of the natural methods described in the article. Surgery is always the last resort and every specialist will suggest you that only if nothing else works.
Remember, though, that you shouldn’t give up if home or over-the-counter solutions don’t help you very quickly. Sometimes it requires some patience and regularity to get rid of the hemorrhoids. Also, for sure your doctor will suggest you some changes into your daily life.
You need to be aware that in case of hemorrhoids changing your daily routines sometimes turns out to be more effective than all the medicines you can think of. Introduce some changes into your diet, you don’t have to be radical – just change your life step by step. Otherwise, you will only feel discouraged very quickly.
Start with drinking more water every day. Eight glasses might seem a lot at the beginning, but you will quickly get used to it. Always have a small bottle of water near you and drink it throughout the day. Some people do it wrongly as they drink a lot of water at a time, but that only leads to visiting toilet too often.
It’s the same with changing your eating habits or introducing physical activities into your routine. If you ambitiously decide that you will give up all the unhealthy food at once and that you will start exercising one hour every day, you will give up quickly.
Instead of sudden and total transformations, start with small things that will quickly make a noticeable difference. Take an apple or a banana to work instead of buying a hamburger during your break. Start with cooking something healthy once a week at the beginning.
Be careful with physical activities too, especially if you’ve been leading a sedentary lifestyle for a long time. If you’re planning to go jogging regularly, start with walking. Instead of driving to work, go there on foot. Instead of taking an elevator, use stairs. You will quickly see that not only your hemorrhoids shrank, but in general you feel better.
If you want to start some more serious workouts, don’t exaggerate as you will only end with an injury. It’s also advisable to ask a personal trainer for some advice so that you know how to exercise so that you won’t get hurt. Remember that exercising in a wrong way or lifting heavy things may make the problem of hemorrhoids even worse. If you do it right, however, physical activity for sure will help you to get rid of hemorrhoids permanently.