How do medications treat hemorrhoids?

Most of the treatments for hemorrhoids do not involve medications. If your symptoms are mild, however, your doctor may recommend some over-the-counter ointments with hydrocortisone or witch hazel to ease itching and pain. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may also be used for especially painful hemorrhoids.

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