How to treat piles

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

If it’s the first time you’ve had them, be sure to get things checked out with your doctor, just to be safe. They will make a proper diagnosis to put your mind at ease, and recommend the best treatment for your particular symptoms. Feeling embarrassed? Remember – chances are, your doctor’s been there too!

If you need a medicine, simply pop into almost any pharmacy or major supermarket. Or buy your treatment online, if you prefer.

The Anusol™ Range

The Anusol™ range provides effective soothing relief for piles. You can choose from cream, ointments and suppositories, each containing 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. Or, our 4-way products, containing hydrocortisone, which reduces inflammation, too.

And, because hygiene is especially important when you’re experiencing piles, you might like to try our Soothing & Cleansing wipes - gynaecologically and dermatologically tested, they’re clinically-proven to cool, cleanse and soothe the area. Made with naturally-derived ingredients, they’re safe during pregnancy and breast-feeding - making them ideal for new mums.

The Anusol™ range of products has recently grown, so now’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.
  • Gently pat the area with a soft dry towel afterwards.
  • 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.

Not sure it’s piles?

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.

Where to buy

Where to buy?

Anusol™ is available at most supermarkets and pharmacies. Find out where your local shop is, or buy online.

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Our Range

Our range

The Anusol™ range includes creams, ointments, suppositories, and even wipes - everything you’ll need for effective relief.

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Anusol is the UK's #1 piles treatment*

* Based on Nielsen UK unit sales at all retailers 21.03.2020.
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