What hemorrhoid treatment options are available for reducing pain?

R U certain of Dx? Hemorrhoids are classified as internal (which bleed and protrude) or external (which can cause pain when thrombosed). Pain from thrombosed hemorrhoids respond well to sitz baths; if ineffective, minor surgery is necessary. Internal hemorrhoids don't cause pain; these are often confused with fissures, which can be quite painful, yet responsive to medication +/- surgery.
Soak. Sitz baths (soaking in warm water) and ice can both help shrink hemorrhoids temporarily. Avoid pushing or straining when you have a bowel movement. Increase fiber and fluid intake. Don't use a donut pillow - this can actually aggravate hemorrhoids. Wipe gently and avoid irritating the hemorrhoids. Wipes can be irritating. An oily cleanser like balneol can be helpful. See doctor if no improvement.

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What is the best hemorrhoid treatment? It's painful.

Various. Most heal by themselves. But may require numbing cream, diet modification, less straining, less time sitting on toilet or even surgery. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hemorrhoids/basics/definition/con-20029852. Read more...

What kind of specialist is best for hemorrhoid treatment?

Hemorrhoid Treatment. Many cases of hemorrhoids can be treated with ointments and/or suppositories and stool softeners, without the need for surgery. Any type physician can prescribe these medications. When the hemorrhoids are severe and require surgery, this is usually performed by a general surgeon or a colo-rectal surgeon. Read more...
General Surgeon. Most general surgeons and colorectal surgeons treat hemorrhoids. Read more...

What kind of doctor do I need for hemorrhoid treatment/diagnosis?

Colorectal Surgeon. A colorectal surgeon or a proctologist is the best to diagnose and treat hemorrhoids. Many treatments can be done in the office such as band ligation. Read more...
Colorectal Surgeon. A colorectal or general surgeon typically treat hemorrhoids after failure of conservative medical therapy that includes topical ointments and suppositories and increasing the intake of fiber and fluids to eliminate constipation. Hemorrhoidectomy is usually a last resort effort when pain and/or bleeding is refractive to medical therapy. Read more...

Can I use horse cheatnut ointment for an external hemorrhoid and should it specifically be for hemorrhoid treatment or can it be plain cream?

I would not. No mention of external application here: http://naturaldatabase.therapeuticresearch.com/nd/PrintVersion.aspx?id=1055&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 or here, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aesculus_hippocastanum#Medical_uses so try a better studied treatment, like Preparation H, if it is available where you live or see Doc. Better to spend money on well-studied treatments that are known to help. Read more...