What is Germoloids Cream?
Germaloids Cream is an effective treatment for both internal and external haemorrhoids (piles). It can be used to relieve the painful symptoms, swelling and irritation caused by piles, as well as helping the healing process by reducing swelling. The formula contains two active substances which help to soothe and protect the area around the anus and the cream base acts as an emollient to help the passing of stools and reduce straining during bowel movements. If you’re looking for an easy, soothing treatment for haemorrhoids, try Germoloids cream.
What are haemorrhoids?
Haemorrhoids (commonly known as piles) are swellings in or around the bottom which contain enlarged blood vessels. In many cases, haemorrhoids don’t cause and symptoms and you may not even notice that you have them. However, it is possible for them to cause some symptoms including:
- Bleeding after passing a stool (you will notices that the blood is usually bright red)
- Itchy bottom
- A lump hanging down outside of the anus which may need to be pushed back in after passing a stool
- Mucus discharge after passing a stool
- Soreness, redness and swelling around the anus area
Haemorrhoids are not often painful unless the blood supply slows down or is interrupted.
How to treat piles
Haemorrhoids tend to clear up on their own after a few days, but there are treatments that you can use which can help to reduce the itching and discomfort that can be experienced when suffering with haemorrhoids. Making simple dietary changes by including more fibre and water to your diet to ensure stools can pass without strain. Creams, such as Germoloids, ointments and suppositories can be used to relieve swelling and discomfort. If you experience severe symptoms, pain or discomfort caused by haemorrhoids, it is recommended that you seek advice from your doctor. If you experience any bleeding from your bottom (rectum) and you are not completely sure that it is haemorrhoids, seek advice from your doctor as rectal bleeding can be a symptom of potentially serious illnesses.
How can Germoloids Cream provide relief from haemorrhoids?
Germoloids Cream contains two active ingredients:
- Zinc oxide
Zinc oxide has astringent properties, which means that it causes contractions when applied to the skin. This action can help to shrink swelling caused by haemorrhoids. It also helps to soothe and protect the anal area from damage and has mild antiseptic properties. Lidocaine is a local anaesthetic which helps to soothe the pain, swelling and irritation caused by haemorrhoids and relieve itching. The cream base of this treatment can help when passing stools and reduce straining during bowel movement.
How to use this product
Wash and dry your hands thoroughly before applying the treatment. Applying Germaloid Cream is simple and can help to provide relief in just a few simple steps:
- Before using this product for the first time, ensure that the tube seal is not broken
- Remove the seal
- If using this product for external haemorrhoids, simply apply the cream directly to the affected area.
- If using for internal haemorrhoids screw the applicator nozzle onto the tube and smear some of the cream on the outside of the nozzle to ease application, before carefully inserting the applicator into the opening of the anus. Gently squeeze the tube whilst slowly withdrawing the nozzle to that the cream moves gently up the anus.
- Replace the cap firmly after use and always keep the tube away from children.
Apply the cream to the affected area at least twice a day with a minimum of 3-4 hours between applications. Further applications can be made at any time of the day and are particularly recommended after a bowel movement. Do NOT use the cream more than 4 times in any 24 hour period.
Lifestyle changes to help relieve symptoms
As well as using Germoloids Cream there are many lifestyle changes you can make to help ease symptoms of haemorrhoids including:
- Including a high amount of fibre in your diet
- Drinking plenty of fluids
- Go to the toilet immediately when you need to pass stools and try to avoid straining during bowel movements
- Exercise regularly, as it can help to stimulate regular bowel movement
When NOT to use Germaloids
Do NOT use this product if you are allergic to zinc oxide or lidocaine or any of the other ingredients (see ingredients tab for full list). Speak to your doctor if you:
- Continually suffer from haemorrhoids or have severe haemorrhoids
- Experience excessive bleeding
- Are pregnant or breast feeding
Does this product have any side effects?
Like all medicines, Germoloids Cream can cause side effects, although not everybody will experience them. In rare cases you may experience local irritation at the site of application after applying the cream. If you experience any of these symptoms or react badly to the cream in any other way, stop using this product and seek advice from your doctor or a Chemist4U pharmacist immediately.
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.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
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- Lidocaine, Zinc Oxide
The active substances are zinc oxide (6.6% w/w) and lidocaine hydrochloride (0.7% w/w). The other ingredients are emulsifying wax, white soft paraffin, methyl salicylate, methyl hydroxybenzoate (E218), butyl hydroxybenzoate and water.
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