We understand that piles (haemorrhoids) may not be a subject you feel comfortable talking about, but there is no need to suffer in silence.
ANUSOL™ is an effective treatment for haemorrhoids with a unique 3-way action.
It shrinks piles, relieves discomfort and soothes itching. It's formulated to calm the irritation and relieve the sore, cracked skin associated with piles.
Common symptoms of haemorrhoids or piles include:
Piles are common during pregnancy for a variety of reasons.
In many cases, this can be prevented or reduced by eating food with plenty of fibre (see NHS recommendations) or changes to your behaviour that allow you to put less pressure on the affected area.
If you think you may need a medicine to treat your piles, click the link below and ask one of our pharmacists in Anusol is right for you.
Anusol cream contains three active ingredients which work together to treat piles.
The first is Zinc oxide, this works as an antiseptic which helps to reduce bacterial growth in the affected area and helps to reduce swelling.
Next, we have Balsam Peru, another mild antiseptic which helps to protect your sore areas.
Finally, there’s Bismuth oxide, an astringent and antiseptic which protects raw and irritated areas around your anus.
Wash and dry the affected area with a soft towel before using Anusol suppositories.
Remove the suppository from its plastic cover and insert into your back passage, making sure it is far enough inside that it will not slip out.
Insert one Anusol suppository at night, one first thing in the morning, and one after every bowel movement.
Anusol cream and Anusol ointment contain the same active ingredients but at slightly different proportions.
The cream is designed to be easier to rub in whereas Anusol ointment has a thicker consistency.
Both products are designed for the treatment of less severe piles so it is essentially a preference.
The ointment works when applied to a gauze when used to treat external piles whereas the cream can be applied directly.
The suppositories are designed for internal piles and both can be used alongside the cream.
Anusol Plus HC contains two additional active ingredients, Benzyl benzoate and Hydrocortisone acetate, a steroid that reduces inflammation.
Products containing Hydrocortisone acetate cannot be sold without review by one of our pharmacists and customers will have to answer a few questions before they can add it to their basket.
Normal Anusol Suppositories can be bought without having to answer these questions.
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.
Many things have been linked to causing the increased blood pressure in the anus that results in piles.
This includes too much straining from experiencing constipation, caused by a lack of fibre.
Other factors include being overweight or pregnant, long-term diarrhoea, regularly lifting heavy objects and sitting down for long periods of time.