adults: when practical, cleanse the affected area by patting or blotting with an appropriate cleansing wipe. Gently dry by patting or blotting with a tissue or a soft cloth before applying ointment.
when first opening the tube, puncture foil seal with top end of cap
apply to the affected area up to 4 times daily, especially at night, in the morning or after each bowel movement
remove cover from applicator, attach applicator to tube, lubricate applicator well and gently insert applicator into the rectum
thoroughly cleanse applicator after each use and replace cover
also apply ointment to external area
regular use provides continual therapy for relief of symptoms
children under 12 years of age: ask a doctor