Anusol Plus Ointment
What is Anusol Plus HC Ointment?
Anusol Plus HC is a haemorrhoid ointment that is used to treat both internal and external haemorrhoids (also known as piles). It contains a group of five active ingredients which work together to reduce inflammation, soothe and treat unpleasant symptoms caused by piles. It is easy to apply Anusol to the affected area and the caring treatment can provide instant relief after application to help you to feel more comfortable. If you’re looking for an effective, soothing treatment for haemorrhoids, try Anusol Plus HC Ointment.
What are haemorrhoids?
Haemorrhoids are small swellings that contain enlarged blood vessels. They develop inside or around the bottom. They often don’t cause symptoms and you may not even realise you have them. However, if you do experience symptoms they may include:
- Bleeding after passing a stool (poo)
- Itchy bottom
- A lump hanging outside of the anus that may need to be pushed back into the anus after pooing
- A mucus discharge
- Soreness, redness or swelling around the anus
What causes haemorroids is unclear, but increased pressure in the blood vessels in and around the anus is associated with the condition. The pressure causes the blood vessels in the back passage to swell and become inflamed. This pressure can be caused by straining on the toilet due to constipation or chronic diarrhoea. Other factors that may cause haemorrhoids include:
- Being overweight or obese
- Being pregnant
- Having a family history of haemorrhoids
- Regularly lifting heavy objects
- A persistant cough or repeated vomiting
- Sitting down for long periods of time
Haemorrhoids will usually clear after a few days. There are many steps you can take to avoid placing strain on the blood vessels including:
- Increasing the amount of fibre in your diet to prevent constipation
- Drinking plenty of fluid
- Passing stools as soon as you feel the urge
- Check side effects of medicines as some can cause constipation
- Losing weight
- Regular exercise
ANUSOL PLUS OINTMENT is a soothing ointment with a gentle astringent to reduce swelling, giving your hemorrhoids a better chance to heal, and an added anesthetic for extra pain relief.
pramoxine hydrochloride 1%
zinc sulfate monohydrate 0.5%
Cleanse area, using warm water and cotton pad, pat dry. Apply ointment freely to the affected area every 4 hours or as needed and after each bowel movement.
Indications: Relieves the pain and discomfort of external and internal hemorrhoids.
Contraindications: Do not use if you are sensitive to any of the components in the product.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
If you are concerned about your symptoms, or if you experience symptoms that are more severe than the ones described on this website, talk to your doctor or pharmacist about prescription options.