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Treatment of Piles

Piles are just about the last thing you need. They're a pain – literally – and can have a real impact on your daily routine.

While piles can be a real pain, don't worry – they can be easily treated.

If it's the first time you've had them, you'll want to check things out with your doctor, just to be safe. He or she will make a proper diagnosis and put your mind at ease. They'll also recommend the best treatment for your particular symptoms. Remember, chances are, your doctor's been there too!

Then, if you need a medicine, it's just a matter of popping in to almost any pharmacy or major supermarket. Or buying treatment online, if you prefer.

The ANUSOL® range provides effective soothing relief for piles. You can choose from creams, ointments and suppositories. Each contains an astringent to help soothe the area and reduce swelling, an antiseptic to reduce the risk of infection, and an emollient to help protect sore skin.

Not sure which to go with? Find out which ANUSOL® treatment is best for you.

The range of ANUSOL® products has recently grown too, so it’s the perfect time to explore which product is best for you.

Along with an effective treatment to relieve your symptoms, there are a few other easy steps you can take to make yourself more comfortable:

  • Wash your bottom with unperfumed soap after each bowel movement. Then dry off thoroughly by gently patting with a soft towel.
  • Wear loose, cotton underwear instead of synthetic fibres to keep the area as dry as possible.
  • Avoid using talcum powder.

In most cases, your symptoms will clear up within a week or two. And by making a few small changes to your lifestyle , you can minimise the chance they'll come back to the same degree, if at all.

With any medication, always make sure you read the label and follow the instructions carefully.

How can you prevent piles?

While there's no way to guarantee they won't return, there's a lot you can do keep them at bay.

  1. Prevention