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    Default Embarrassing but help please!

    So I have haemorrhoids and I am dying in an itchy, burning, painful hell.
    I'm going to go to the chemist soon but I don't know what to get so if anyone has suffered with this horrid affliction, do you have any recommendations for cream or the like or any tips to help get some relief?

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    Yep they suck! Last time I had them I used Anusol cream and that worked really well. They are so common so ask the pharmacist and they will have heaps of advice.

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    A good product to use for them is sheriproct cream or suppository. You can only get it via prescription though cause it's the deluxe treatment.

    I had them horrendously during pregnancy and honestly I wouldn't wish them on my worst enemy. After I had ds I had ultrasound on them by the women's health physio and that reduced them so much.

    Good luck!

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    The best treatment I've ever found is witch hazel. You can buy it at the supermarket in the cosmetic section (it can be used as a facial cleanser/toner). I put some on cotton wool or toilet paper, and hold it on the 'roid. It stings for a moment, and then like magic the pain and discomfort is totally gone.

    I asked a doctor about it once and she said that its a legitimate treatment and the witch hazel shrinks them.

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    As pp said. ... But also that soft toilet paper that are like wet wipes. Really soothing.

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    Yes to witch hazel also. A good trick is to dump a packet of cotton balls into a plastic container, dowse them generously in witch hazel and then keep it in the fridge. Every time you go to the toilet, grab the container - it will be nice and cool. Then after you've done the witch hazel compress, apply anusol or similar for longer-term numbing. Good luck - I hope you get some relief soon.

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    Over the counter I'd get anusol. If you can see a GP and get a script for scheriproct it's really good stuff. It's around $70 for the gel. Not sure on the suppositories version. My GP also said wet a pad, stick in the freezer and use it to cool and reduce swelling. Probably not ideal when it's winter though!

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    Thanks so much girls. I'll drag my sorry ar$e up to the shops now and hopefully have some relief soon.

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    Depending on where your 'roids are. Mine are internal with only a small one on the outside. I use SOOV brand haemorrhoid cream as it comes with an applicator so you can get to the ones on the inside too. It has some local anaesthetic to help take away the itching/pain too.

    Anusol you can buy at the supermarket in the cream and suppositories.

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    Sounds awful but make sure you poke them back in, I got them terribly last year with the pregnancy (from all the zofran and vomiting) and I just found religiously poking them back in allows the blood to drain out of them (external ones).

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