Basic lifestyle changes can help alleviate the symptoms of mild haemorrhoids. A fibre-full diet, adequate water and ice packs for the pain will help. The doctor will prescribe topical creams and ointments or oral painkillers for relief from itching, pain and swelling. However, for serious, chronic haemorrhoids, the doctor may choose to perform a non-invasive or surgical procedure for removal. Non-invasive procedure for removal, like a rubber-band ligation, sclerotherapy or coagulation with a laser or infrared radiation. Surgical procedures to treat haemorrhoids include haemorrhoidectomy and haemorrhoid stapling.