What is Anusol ointment?
Anusol ointment is a treatment for piles or haemorrhoids which is used directly on the affected area to soothe symptoms of irritation and itching. It also helps to provide protection to sore areas, stopping bacteria from growing and providing relief when you need it most.
What are piles (also known as haemorrhoids)?
Piles, or haemorrhoids, are swellings found around or inside your anus, at least 40% of people have piles in their lifetime. They contain enlarged blood vessels and are usually painless, however, they can cause bleeding when you have a bowel movement. If you have piles, you may also suffer from itching, swelling, or irritation around your anus.
How will Anusol ointment treat my piles?
Anusol ointment contains a combination of three active ingredients which are all used to help treat piles. These three ingredients are:
- Zinc oxide
- Balsam Peru
- Bismuth salts
These ingredients all work to protect the affected area and provide relief to your symptoms of irritation. They also work as antiseptics, stopping bacteria from growing around the affected area.
How to use Anusol ointment.
Before using Anusol ointment, be sure to wash and dry the affected area thoroughly. For external piles, apply the ointment using a gauze dressing. For internal piles, screw the included nozzle onto the tube of ointment and use it to insert a little ointment into your back passage. Clean the nozzle after each use and wash your hands before and after using Anusol.
When should Anusol ointment not be used?
Anusol ointment is not suitable for use by those under the age of 18. If you are allergic to Anusol ointment or any of the listed ingredients, do not use this product. Speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using Anusol ointment if you have rectal bleeding, blood in your stool, or are unsure whether any bleeding you experience is caused by piles.
Like all medicines, Anusol ointment can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These side effects include:
If you experience these or any other side effects, stop using Anusol ointment and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist. straight away. You can also report any side effect that you discover using the MHRA's Yellow Card Scheme. For more information, see the Yellow Card website.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
- Balsam Peru, Bismuth Oxide, Zinc Oxide
What is the best cream to use for haemorrhoids?
This is a personal preference, however, Anusol is a popular choice.
My son is 19 months old and suffers with constipation and holds his poos in I've been having to use Vaseline on my finger to rub it in for him to poo he is in a lot of pain. I wanted to buy a cream or something for piles but want to make sure its one suitable for his age. If you could please help me thank you
I would not recommend you use this. Please try inserting a glycerin suppository 1g for infants instead https://www.chemist-4-u.com/glycerin-infant-1g-for-constipation-12-suppositories and letting him have regular sips of luke warm water.
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