Allopathic Medicines for Piles

The painful condition of piles

Let me tell you an interesting fact. In India, 80% of the people with chronic constipation looks for a solution only after facing the issue several times. Out of this percentage, 60% consider home remedies as the ‘most preferred option for relief’. 

There are several remedies you can try at home to cure piles. One of the home remedies that people opt out the most is taking allopathic medicines for piles. 

What is Allopathy?

A term to describe modern or mainstream medicine is known as ‘allopathy’. Moreover, this is also known as Western medicine or conventional medicine. The treatment mainly involves curing symptoms and diseases using any one of the following-

  • Medication
  • Surgery
  • Radiation
  • Other therapies and procedures

Allopathic medicines for piles

Allopathy aims at treating the symptoms of the disease. Likewise, to treat the condition of piles also, you can use allopathic medicines. After a proper diagnosis from the doctor, you can consume the prescribed medicines regularly to get relief. Some of the medicines generally doctors prescribe are mentioned below-

  • Daflon 500 mg 

According to an Austrian study, Diosmin, a herbal supplement extracted from plant flavonols can shrink the hemorrhoids. This is one medicine that offers relief from several symptoms of piles. These tablets provide a comprehensive answer to the painful condition of piles.

There are flavonoids, diosmin, present in the medication. The flavonoids inhibit the chemical production responsible for inflammation of anorectal veins. In addition to this, these tablets also have antioxidant properties that increase blood flow to the veins. It is recommended that you take this medicine for a couple of days only.

  • Lidocaine-hydrocortisone cream

The composition of this medication cure several symptoms of piles including minor pain, itching, swelling,  and discomfort. The lidocaine present in this ointment acts as an anesthetic. The anesthetic temporarily numbs the anal area. While the hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid helps to get relief from redness, itching and swelling. 

Use this product twice a day after bowel movements. But remember to use this product on a daily basis to reap its benefits. But remember! Use this product as per the prescribed dosage only. Also, don’t forget to wash your hands after using this product. If you wish to stop this ointment’s usage, do it gradually only after proper consultation with the doctor. 

  • Lactulose

Available for nearly 40 years, this medication treat the major cause of piles which is chronic constipation. It works by pulling water into the bowels which ultimately softens the stools. This ensures that you are able to pass stools easily.

Generally, you can take this once on a daily basis. But your doctor might suggest you otherwise depending on the severity of the condition. You’ll be able to see the benefits after 24 to 48 hours only. 

Allopathic medicines for treating infected piles-

The proper blood flow to the anal region prevents any infection due to the white blood cells and certain proteins present in the blood. Restriction of healthy blood flow to the anal area results in the development of bacteria. This can lead to infection of the hemorrhoids.

The prolapsed hemorrhoid is more likely to get infected than internal piles. The allopathic medicine for infected piles is described as below-

  • Doxycycline tablets

The main purpose of this tablet is to fight bacterial infections. If your hemorrhoids in the anal area become infected, the doctor recommends this drug.

This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as tetracyclines. This medication restricts the production of a bacterial protein and hence, curing the infection. You can consume these tablets in addition to applying the hydrocortisone ointment.

The point to keep in mind here is that this medication can react with other drugs that you consume. This can prove to be fatal or prevent the tablets from working at all. 

Will allopathic medicines treat piles?

Be it a prescription drug or an over-the-counter (OTC) drug, all of them imply some kind of adverse effect or the other. 

If you do not adhere to the doctor’s instructions or complete the course as prescribed, these effects tend to be occurring faster. Similarly, when you use any of the above-mentioned medications they tend to cause some mild effects such as-

  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Nausea 

The side effects can turn out to be fatal also. For instance, doxycycline tablets can react with another substance present in another drug, food, vitamin or supplement that you are consuming. Hence, before taking any medication, consult with the doctor.

If you are suffering from a severe condition of piles, then the doctor might come to the conclusion that allopathic medicines might be ineffective.  In such a case, you can opt for the most advanced laser treatment provided by Pristyn Care.

Have you heard about piles laser treatment?

Allopathy is one of the treatment options you can consider for treating piles. But the associated side-effects of allopathic medicines can put you in harm’s way. Or in some cases, the condition of piles is so severe that it cannot be cured only by consuming allopathic medicines.  In such cases , you can try the laser-based procedures provided at our world-class clinics.

The advancement of technology is impacting every aspect of our lives. The advancement is evident in the health sector as well. Now you don’t have to worry anymore about painful surgeries that take over two months to completely heal.

The laser treatment for piles is absolutely painless that involves no cuts or incisions. Forget the hassle of daily dressings of wounds or frequent visits to the doctor because of the laser treatment. Moreover, it also ensures a quicker recovery. You’ll able to resume your daily activities within two days!  Contact our medical coordinator today to know more about these laser-based procedures!

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How long does it take for allopathic medicines to show results?
It usually takes around several weeks but you shouldn't take them without a doctor's prescription as allopathic medicines carry several side effects like bleeding, infection, recurrence, etc.
Does Allopathic treatment work 100%?
Yes, Allopathic medicines can treat piles but it depends upon the Grade of piles. Grade III and IV hemorrhoids are not curable with allopathic medicines. They may help you treat the symptoms temporarily. But several complications can arise if your body isn't accepting the medicine.
If not allopathic treatment, what should I consider instead?
The other treatments one can opt for are via Homeopathy, Ayurveda and surgical treatment. Out of these treatments, surgical treatment has a higher success rate.
What to do if Piles reoccur?
If your piles are reoccurring then you'll need to change your lifestyle in terms of diet, hydration and physical activities. Also consulting a specialist should be a priority of yours. Also, piles laser surgery or hemorrhoidectomy can reduce the chances or recurrence
When does surgery become necessary for piles?
If there is rectal bleeding and home remedies or exercises aren't providing you with any kind of relief, surgery is your only resort. All this could be a sign that surgery is necessary for relief.

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