Directions adults: when practical, cleanse the affected area with mild soap and warm water and rinse thoroughly. Gently dry by patting or blotting with toilet tissue or a soft cloth before application of this product.For external hemorrhoids, apply a small amount of ointment directly to the affected area up to 4 times daily.FOR INTRARECTAL USE (internal hemorrhoids): Attach applicator to tube. Lubricate applicator well, then gently insert applicator into the rectum. Squeeze a small amount (2 g) of the ointment into the rectum. Remove and discard used applicator. Apply to the affected area up to 4 times daily.children under 12 years of age: consult a doctor.