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Preparation H

Preparation H Haemorrhoid (piles) Treatments

Preparation H is clinically proven to provide temporary relief from the uncomfortable symptoms of haemorrhoids. Preparation H is effective at tackling the pain, irritation and itching of haemorrhoids, which is why it is one of the world's best-selling haemorrhoid treatments.

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The Preparation H range contains only natural active ingredients such as aloe vera and hamamelis water (more commonly known as witch hazel) for their cooling and soothing effects.

Click here for frequently asked questions about Preparation H or you can view our Frequently Asked Questions about Piles page for more information about this condition.

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Preparation H Hemorrhoid Treatment

  • Preparation H Clear Gel 25g

    Preparation H Clear Gel 25g

    Preparation H Clear Gel containing witch hazel and aloe vera, which provides cooling relief from sore skin associated with haemorrhoids (piles). Convenient size for when on the move.

    £3.25
    (incl VAT)
  • Preparation H Clear Gel 50g

    Preparation H Clear Gel 50g

    A larger tube of Preparation H Clear Gel providing relief from symptoms of haemorrhoids (piles), containing natural ingredients.

    £4.95
    (incl VAT)
  • Preparation H Ointment 25g

    Preparation H Ointment 25g

    Preparation H Ointment for the relief of the symptoms of haemorrhoids (piles), including itching and swelling.

    £3.19
    (incl VAT)
  • Preparation H Soothing Wipes

    Preparation H Soothing Wipes

    Preparation H Soothing Wipes contain witch hazel and aloe vera to help relieve external itching and dry, sore skin associated with haemorrhoids (piles). Preparation H Soothing Wipes are designed to be used in place of regular toilet tissue.

    £3.50
    (incl VAT)

Frequently Asked Questions about Preparation H

What forms does Preparation H come in?

Preparation H is available as a cream, an ointment and we also sell soothing wipes.

What is the difference between Preparation H cream and Preparation H ointment?

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

Does Preparation H have any other uses?

Preparation H ointment and cream are also very effective at helping to heal tattoos, although you should not use either of these Preparation H products for facial tattoos. Simply apply liberally three or four times a day to the tattoo and remember to gently wash the tattoo with soap and warm water daily, as advised by your tattooist.