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Fissures On The Toes
Grooves or clefts in various anatomical structures such as the brain (transverse fissure between cerebrum & cerebellum), the skull (sphenoidal fissure), the liver (for the ligamentum teres), the lung (oblique fissure), the spinal cord (ventral median fissure), or other structures such as the palpebral fissure between upper & lower eyelids. Can also be a tear in a structure ...Read more
Heel fissures thick calluses frequent pain was told it is severe athletes foot. It is now on both palm of my hands?
Skin biopsy: Get a skin biopsy of the affected area. ...Read more
I have some kind of foot fungus it causes daily pain cracked heels and fissures on the bottom of my feet. What would be prescribed? Nystatin cream?
May not be fungus: There are several causes of dry and cracked heels, including fungus. However, dysfunctional glands in the skin can cause it as well and is in fact a more common cause. There are many prescription creams to help with dry and cracked heels, including antifungal medications if it is caused by fungus. ...Read more
I have a crack/fissure on the ball of my foot. Hasn't gotten better with triple antibiotic and covering. Is getting deeper and hurts more. What to do?
Anal Fissures: Best treatment is eliminating the cause which is usually trauma secondary to hard bowel movements. If so try increasing the fiber in your diet and if stools are still hard take an over the counter stool softner as directed. If you are still having problems see your physician who may recommend other therapies such as nitroglycerine or nifedepine ointment, Botox or in some cases surgery. ...Read more
Trauma.: Anal fissures are usually the result of trauma to the inner mucosal lining of the anus. Most commonly this occurs when the anal canal stretches after a hard, dry bowel movement. Other causes of a fissure include diarrhea or inflammatory conditions of the anal area. Less commonly, an anal fissure may result from foreign body insertion or anal intercourse. ...Read more
Anal fissures are common, but not normal; tears in the lining of the anus; often assoc with hard stool, and/or tight anal sphincter. If they are in the north/south locations of the anus can be seen in otherwise healthy people; other locations can be assoc with things like Crohn's disease; Crohn's fissures can be north/south too.
See your doc, gi, or colorectal specialist; may (not) be a big thing. ...Read more
Google is your friend. Now I am, too! For fissures of the skull, see https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Fissure#Skull
For foramina of the skull see https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/List_of_foramina_of_the_human_body#Skull
I expect a Christmas Card. ...Read more
See a Surgeon: Non-surgical treatment includes warm water soaks 2- 3 times a day, increasing fiber intake, drink lots of water, and taking stool softeners or laxatives. Witch hazel (tucks (witch hazel) pads) can help. Some relief in a day or two usually. It may take several weeks for the fissure to heal completely. Sometimes fissures heal without treatment. May require surgery. ...Read more
Fingertip eczema: Eczema on the fingertips is sometimes called fingertip eczema. If the eczema affects more of the hand than just the fingertips, it may be called hand eczema. Eczema on the fingertips may affect all the fingers or only some of the fingers. Fingertip eczema may affect the area of fingerprints or along or below the fingernail. It may be a form of contact dermatitis which is an allergic reaction. ...Read more
Not limited to baby: Anal fissures are like paper-cuts in the anus. They can bleed, hurt, & recur, particularly with defecation & any other activity that increases pelvic pressure. Disorders of anal-rectal function, straining at hard stool, prolonged sitting, heavy lifting, long distance walks/runs are causative & should be addressed. If stool softeners, fiber, topical rx, & behavior changes don't cure, see a surgeon. ...Read more
Risk increases: With chronic fissures, you would be more at risk to develop a possible fistula than a person without chronic fissures. Get the fissure treated and controlled, and your risk would decrease of any possible fistula formation. Other than that, there is not much else you can do. Be well, best wishes. ...Read more
Skin will comfortably callous over time; too quick will cause additive tears. Cocoanut oil several times a day +slow down.
If this fails after 5 to 8 days, a thorough dermatological exam is a must. From nutrition to exotic infections & syndromes must be considered as well as as a herald of a more general malady.
Pls. Don't wait. ...Read more
Anal Fissure: SSS:
The three s's.
1. Keep the tear clean. This is done by soaking. Either use sits baths, wet wipes, but do not let this area get infected or irritated.
2. Soften the stool. You do not want to bear down with a hard stool to extend the tear.
And 3. Steroids. Some creams or suppositories will deliver a medicine to help the tissue heal.
Preparation h is witch hazel an anti-itch herb. ...Read more
From what I read it seems you should make an appointment to see a gynecologist. She/he will take your history, examine you, order some relevant lab studies, and then come to a conclusion and may order some medicines.
"Oestrogen" I presume means you are British. I started there decades ago but have changed my vocabulary, although many colleagues and patients ask if I am British, I still am. ...Read more
Needs surgery: Go to proctologist. A lateral sphincter myotomy should be curitive. ...Read more
Unlikely: If it is a true fissure, it is unlikely to heal in a day. More likely many days when there is no further trauma and it is given proper care. ...Read more
How much pain can anal fissures cause? I've had them for a while and it's becoming unbearable at times.
Can be very severe:
Sorry to hear you are feeling so poorly. They can be extremely severe. I've had many patients before that told me it's like sitting on a firecracker, hot coal, red hot iron. I've also had patients where they can't even sit down or have periods where they are almost writhing in pain. Hope you can get treated for them soon! Hang in there ...Read more
Can you give me suggestions for anal fissures in the past. Could it be possible that I have anal fissures?
Yes, they reoccur: If you now have a occurrence the see a proctologist for a lateral sphincteromyotomy. ...Read more
Hi my girlfriend has had some vaginal fissures for atleast about 14 days. It's gotten worse not better, and more swollen. What should we do?
Dr diagnosed me with 2 anal fissures. I'm ok for about 4-5 weeks and then they break open again. What can I do to help heal the fissures for good?
Nitroglycerin: If you have already tried taking stool softeners, fiber, sitz baths, and applying antibiotic ointment to the fissures and they are still coming back, you may want to ask your doctor if nitroglycerin ointment applied to the area is an option for you. It has been shown to be very effective in healing chronic fissures for good. ...Read more