Germoloids Ointment treats the symptoms of haemorrhoids (piles). It contains active ingredients to help reduce the painful swelling of piles, whilst soothing the itching and irritation, plus a local anaesthetic for effective relief from pain and discomfort. What do the active ingredients in Germoloids Ointment do? Zinc Oxide is an astringent which helps to soothe and protect the area around the back passage from damage and also has mild antiseptic properties. Lidocaine is a local anaesthetic which helps to soothe swelling, pain and irritation and relieve itching. The Ointment base acts as a lubricant to help the passing of stools and reduce the straining which is bad for haemorrhoids (piles). What is Germoloids Ointment used for? Germoloids Ointment is used to relieve the symptoms of pain, swelling, irritation and itching associated with haemorrhoids (piles).