Hemorrhoids are far more common than people think. But when the illness emerges, most people are too embarrassed to seek medical assistance. Some of them will permit the ailment to run its course. Others will rely on home remedies to fight the problem. But many doctors have warned against the use of home remedies whose efficacy is still in question. They encourage patients with severe hemorrhoids to visit a health professional because, in some situations, prescription drugs are the best solution.