Instillagel Pre-filled Syringes – 10 x 11ml pre-filled syringes
- Local anaesthetic gel that works immediately
- Provides relief from pain, discomfort and irritation
- Each 11 ml tube of Instillagel is supplied in a pre-filled sterile syringe making it quick and easy to apply
Instillagel is a local anaesthetic gel that works immediately to relieve uncomfortable and painful symptoms of genital herpes by numbing the skin.
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Instillagel Pre-filled Syringes
- Introduction to Instillagel
- Uses of Instillagel
- Understanding Genital Herpes
- How Instillagel Works
- Alternative Treatments
- Application Instructions
- Key Ingredients
- Possible Side Effects
Introduction to Instillagel
Instillagel, featuring the active ingredient lidocaine hydrochloride 2%, stands as an exemplary local anaesthetic, primarily purposed for managing the discomforts associated with genital herpes. Lidocaine, renowned for its rapid pain-relieving qualities, ensures immediate alleviation from pain, discomfort, and irritation often witnessed in genital herpes.
Contained in an 11 ml pre-filled sterile syringe, Instillagel is conveniently designed for easy application, particularly beneficial for those needing relief while managing an active lifestyle.
Uses of Instillagel
Instillagel, easily purchasable from online pharmacies, is instrumental in numbing the pain and irritation caused by genital herpes outbreaks. While it does not combat the herpes simplex virus itself, its application alongside other herpes treatments, or as a standalone therapy, significantly enhances comfort during symptom flare-ups.
Understanding Genital Herpes
Genital Herpes, a widely prevalent Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI), is triggered by the herpes simplex virus. Transmission primarily occurs through vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Once contracted, the virus resides permanently in the body, with symptoms manifesting intermittently.
- Blisters or sores near the genitals, anus, thighs, or buttocks.
- Tingling, itching, or burning sensations in the genital area.
- Pain during urination.
- In women, abnormal vaginal discharge may be present.
While symptoms typically resolve without treatment, Instillagel provide crucial short-term relief during outbreaks.
How Instillagel Works
Lidocaine hydrochloride, Instillagel’s active ingredient, acts swiftly upon application, numbing the skin and blocking pain signals from reaching the brain. This effect generally sustains for about four hours, offering a considerable period of comfort.
Beyond Instillagel, various alternatives for managing genital herpes are available online via My Pharmacy. These include Lidocaine Ointment, functioning similarly to Instillagel, and prescription antiviral tablets such as Aciclovir and Valaciclovir. Consulting with healthcare professionals is advised for personalised treatment selection.
Instillagel, intended strictly for external application, should be applied directly to herpes-induced blisters and sores as recommended by a healthcare provider.
Steps for use:
- Wash hands thoroughly before and after application.
- Clean and dry the affected area gently.
- Apply the gel as needed for symptom relief.
If symptoms persist or if there’s a need to use Instillagel more than four times daily, seeking further medical advice is recommended.
Instillagel’s active ingredients include Lidocaine Hydrochloride, Chlorhexidine Gluconate Solution, Methyl Hydroxybenzoate (E218), and Propyl Hydroxybenzoate (E216). The formulation is also composed of Hydroxyethylcellulose, Propylene Glycol, and Purified Water, ensuring an effective and safe application.
Possible Side Effects
As with medication, Instillagel might cause side effects in some users, such as skin irritation or allergic reactions. Discontinuation of use and washing the area with warm water is advised if side effects occur. Consultation with a healthcare professional is crucial if symptoms do not improve.