What is Preparation H Haemorrhoid Ointment?
Preparation H Haemorrhoid ointment is a treatment used to relieve the symptoms of haemorrhoids (piles) by helping to shrink tissues that have been swollen by inflammation. Preparation H Haemorrhoid ointment also acts as a lubricant to help ease painful bowel movements.
What are Haemorrhoids (piles)?
Haemorrhoids (commonly known as piles) are swellings containing enlarged blood vessels that are located in or around your anal/rectal area. In most cases, haemorrhoids don’t cause any symptoms and some people may not even realise that they have them. However, symptoms that can be caused by haemorrhoids include:
- Bleeding after passing a stool (poo)
- An itchy or painful anus (bottom)
- Still feeling like you need to pass a stool after going to the toilet.
- Lumps and swelling around the anus
- Mucus discharge after passing a stool
How does Preparation H Haemorrhoid Ointment help to treat piles?
Preparation H Haemorrhoid Ointment helps to treat symptoms of haemorrhoids by:
- Soothing itching
- Relieving pain around the anus
- Reducing soreness and swelling
- Lubricating the anorectal area (bottom) to help ease painful bowel movements
How to use Preparation H Haemorrhoid Ointment
Preparation H Haemorrhoid Ointment can be applied freely to the affected area whenever you feel discomfort. Apply to the anal area in the morning and at night and after each bowel movement throughout the day. For best results, continue to use Preparation H Haemorrhoid Ointment for a few days after discomfort has been relieved. If symptoms persist for more than 7 days after use or regularly reoccur, seek advice from your GP or a Chemist 4 U pharmacist. Preparation H Haemorrhoid ointment is only suitable for external/intrarectal use. Preparation H Ointment contains natural active ingredients and is suitable during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
When should Preparation H haemorrhoid ointment NOT be used?
Preparation H Haemorrhoid Ointment is not suitable for children under the age of 12. Speak to your GP or a Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using Preparation H Haemorrhoid ointment if you suffer from excessive bleeding or are unsure whether the bleeding is caused by haemorrhoids.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using 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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