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Anusol

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Anusol is a popular treatment for piles (haemorrhoids). The Anusol range provides effective, soothing relief from the pain and discomfort associated with haemorrhoids (piles), itching, fissures and other related anal conditions. Anusol contains ingredients that soothe and protect raw areas, help reduce swelling, prevent bacterial growth and can promote healing.

How does Anusol treat piles?

Anusol contains zinc oxide, which shrinks body tissues and hence reduces the size of the swelling; bismuth oxide, which has a similar effect to zinc oxide and also acts as an antiseptic; and balsam peru which is an antiseptic. In addition, Anusol HC contains hydrocortisone which is a powerful anti-inflammatory....Anusol FAQ
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Frequently Asked Questions about Anusol

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What forms does Anusol come in?

Anusol is available as rectal cream, ointment and suppositories as well as a powerful HC spray.

What is the difference between the cream and the ointment?

The Anusol cream and the ointment contain the same active ingredients. The difference is that Anusol ointment is thicker and hence is also good for relieving the symptoms of sore, dry skin. Anusol cream is thinner and hence some people find it easier to rub in. Anusol cream is also less likely to stain underwear than the ointment. In addition, Anusol ointment is best when applied on a gauze dressing, whereas the cream rubs in and so is best without a dressing.

What is Anusol Plus HC?

The Anusol Plus HC range contains hydrocortisone and is for more serious symptoms. Hydrocortisone is an anti-inflammatory that has a stronger effect in reducing the size of piles. However, Anusol Plus HC should be used sparingly, and should not be used for more than about a week continuously, as it can cause thinning of the skin around the anus with long-term use.

How do I use the suppositories?

Anusol suppositories are convenient and non-messy. Anusol suppositories also provide a more measured, constant dose over a longer period of time than Anusol cream or ointment, and are particularly well-suited for treating internal piles. Anusol suppositories can be used in conjunction with the cream/ointment. In addition, the Anusol cream and ointment can be used to lubricate the suppository before insertion.

Anusol Cream

  • Anusol Cream 23g

    Anusol Cream 23g

    Anusol cream also comes in this handy 23g tube, which is ideal for your handbag for application on the move.

    £3.50
    (incl VAT)
  • Anusol Cream 43g

    Anusol Cream 43g

    Anusol Cream provides effective treatment of internal and external haemorrhoids. Anusol Cream contains zinc oxide, bismuth oxide and balsam peru to reduce the swelling and prevent infection. Anusol soothes piles and relieves the associated pain and discomfort.

    £5.30
    (incl VAT)

Anusol Ointment

  • Anusol Soothing Relief Ointment 15g

    Anusol Soothing Relief Ointment 15g

    Anusol Soothing Relief Ointment shrinks, soothes, relieves discomfort and reduces inflamation. Contains hydrocortisone.

    £4.85
    (incl VAT)
  • Anusol Ointment 25g

    Anusol Ointment 25g

    Anusol ointment is basically a thicker version of the cream, containing the same active ingredients in a different base. This makes Anusol ointment ideal for use with dressings.

    £3.65
    (incl VAT)
  • Anusol Plus HC Ointment 15g

    Anusol Plus HC Ointment 15g

    The Anusol formulation, but with added hydrocortisone to help reduce inflammation and discomfort.

    £4.85
    (incl VAT)

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