What is Perinal?
Perinal is a spray that contains the two active ingredients, hydrocortisone 0.2 % w/w and lidocaine Hydrochloride 1.0% w/w. It is used to effectively treat external haemorrhoids (piles) and can relieve any uncomfortable symptoms associated with these conditions (e.g. anal itching, irritation, and pain).
Perinal is sprayed over the anal region and should be used three times a day, for seven days in total, as recommended by our UK registered doctors. The spray is available in a dosage of 30ml and can be used by men and women over 18, who are dealing with haemorrhoids.
What are the benefits of using Perinal?
Most of the time piles go away on their own, but Perinal can be used in cases where normal changes in diet and activity level aren't providing the desired results.
Perinal works to provide relief in two ways:
- Firstly helping to reduce discomfort by numbing the irritated and affected area
- Secondly by helping to reduce the swelling and inflammation
What are the benefits?
External haemorrhoids or piles are blood filled lumps that are initially located on the inside of the anus later develop on the outside edge of the anus, hence the name external haemorrhoids. Haemorrhoids can cause a number of uncomfortable systems such as anal bleeding, itching, pain and discomfort. Perinal provides effective relief from such symptoms while reducing any discomfort caused by the condition. Perinal is available in the form of a spray, providing easy application to the inflamed area.
How does Perinal work?
Perinal cutaneous spray contains the active ingredient lidocaine hydrochloride which works by blocking pain messages from the affected area so that they aren't transported by nerves, thus numbing the affected area.
The hydrocortisone ingredient in Perinal is a type of corticosteroids which works to prevent the release of chemicals by the body's immune system that results in the swelling of haemorrhodial tissues.
How does it work?
Perinal spray contains two active ingredients, lidocaine and hydrocortisone. When sprayed on the affected area, Perinal works to relieve any irritation and pain caused by piles. Lidocaine is a local anaesthetic, which works to create a numbing sensation to the applied area while helping to relieve any pain and itching. Hydrocortisone is a medicine known as a corticosteroid, an anti inflammatory agent. Haemorrhoids cause blood vessels to expand, resulting in the area becoming inflamed, sore and painful. Hydrocortisone reduces the inflammation caused by the haemorrhoids, simultaneously reducing swelling or itching.
How to use Perinal 30ml?
When using Perinal cutaneous spray for the first time, it is essential that the following guidelines are adhered to, to ensure safe use.
- Perinal should only ever be used externally on the haemorrhoids
- One spray three times a day is recommended for most adults
- Continue to use the spray for up to seven days and speak to your doctor if you do not notice any improvement in your symptoms.
Who cannot use Perinal?
This medication should not be used if you are allergic or sensitive to any of its ingredients. Perinal is not suitable for children under 14 years of age. If you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding, then it is likely that an alternative medication will be recommended. If you are currently taking additional medications - including herbal medications - which may interact with this medicine, then you should not take this medication.
What are the side effects of Perinal?
Side effects with this treatment are extremely rare, as it's only used topically and corticosteroids are generally well tolerated for the treatment of piles. The most common potential side effects may include:
- A temporary tingling sensation of the area it was used on or irritation.
Adrenal suppression and skin thinning has also been reported, although these are quite rare.If any of these side effects do persist or increase in severity, it's advisable to speak to your doctor.
How do you use Perinal?
Perinal should be sprayed once over the affected area up to three times daily for up to seven days.
You should not use Perinal for any area other than the anal area. This medicine is for external use only and therefore should not be sprayed inside the anus. Perinal should not be sprayed on broken skin or skin that is infected. Likewise, when using this spray, you should avoid contact with the eyes, nose or mouth. You should also wash your hands after each application. You should not use this medicine for longer than seven days unless you have been advised to do so by a doctor.
What are the precautions/interactions of Perinal?
Most people can buy Perinal 30ml safely for the treatment of haemorrhoids, as it's a topical medication. It can be used by both men and women over the age of 18 with haemorrhoids once it is prescribed by a doctor. However, there are some precautions that should be considered before using this treatment.
- Perinal should be avoided if you are allergic to the active ingredients in this treatment.
- If the skin you are using it on is cracked or dry, Perinal should be avoided.
- Perinal shouldn't be used continuously for longer than 7 days, unless medical advice from a doctor says otherwise.
- Perinal spray shouldn't be used during pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding.
- This treatment shouldn't be applied to any area of the body other than the anal region.
- Perinal should also be kept out of the reach of children.
Make sure that you tell your doctor if you are experiencing extreme anal bleeding and/or pain, you are losing weight and/or you have a swollen stomach.
What are the side effects of this medication?
As with all medications, there may be some side effects with this medication, though every medication affects people differently. When using Perinal, side effects that may occur include a tingling sensation to the application site and minor skin reactions.
How can I buy Perinal?
You can buy Perinal from HealthExpress after completing an online and confidential consultation form. After a registered doctor assesses your suitability for this medication, a prescription will be issued and sent to our registered pharmacy, from where treatment will be securely and discreetly sent via our overnight delivery service.
How can I buy Perinal spray online safely?
Perinal 30ml cutaneous spray is available to order online from HealthExpress, however to ensure that you can do so safely, we require all our patients to complete a completely free and confidential online consultation form. This will be checked by one of our UK registered doctors to make sure that you are safe to use this haemorrhoid spray. If you can, you'll be able to completely your order online, after which your medication will be dispatched directly from our pharmacy straight to your door, at no additional cost.