Got haemorroids while on holiday in Lanzarote. Went to a chemist who gave me some ointment and while they are 90% better I now have a horrendous itch over an area about 2 inches either side of my bumhole.(It liks quite red)
Because of the heat ( about 35 to 40 degrees) I think the ointment spread over a larger area than intended. Has this dried my skin out and caused the itch?
I have stopped using the ointment and am now using savlon or vaseline to ease the itch but it is driving me mad.
Might also be worth shaving off any hair around the anus. I found this helped to keep it clean and less itchy.
Just a bit of feedback regarding the creams for itchy piles. The cream Scheriproct didn't work well neither did the Ultraproct which was a doctor's alternative for the Synalar Rectal. I applied them them daily externally but the itching continues with both creams. I am not sure if they have any effect at all.
So I obtained Synalar Rectal Simple from the Internet and after one application externally there has been no itching for several days. That is how I remember it working, just one infrequent application is enough for days or even a week or more.
Not sure what the difference is but the Synalar main ingredient listed in big letters on the tube is Fluocinolone acetonide which is not present in either the Ultraproct alternative nor the Scheriproct.