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How To Cure Fissures Naturally
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
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
Happy Feet: Agree with dr f. Prevention: moisturize your feet with cream or ointment before bedtime. Then wear socks to bed. (some people even wrap their feet with Saran wrap so it really soaks in. Good luck! ...Read more
Part of Treatment: Anal fissures are usually related to passing hard constipated stool or other trauma to the anal canal. Keeping your stools soft with fiber (metamucil) is only part of the treatment. Drink plenty of water as well. May need medicated creams to help as well, see your doctor to know what you need to do. ...Read more
Is neo healar effective for external hemorrhoids and anal fissures. Will it cure completely after 3 weeks.?
2 weeks ago had constipation which bled (Anal fissures diagnosd)/took treatment/today, constipatn recurred wid pain no bleeding. Pl. help me to cure it?
Constipation: It is possible your anal fissures are caused by constipation. Therefore treatment should be focused on relieving constipation - you can do this by increasing the amount of water and fiber in your diet. Medicines such as senna, docusate and milf of magnesia help relieve constipation. ...Read more
Stool softeners: Anal fissures are common and are associated with constipation, they cause pain and bleeding with bowel movements. They usually resolve in their own taking stool softeners and a hugh fiber diet with plenty of fluids and warm bathes or soaks usually help if this doesn't help see a doctor. ...Read more
So I've noticed for the past 2 years a bump on the outside of my butt. I thought it was normal but I think its a anal fissure? Can I cure this at home?
Bump on the but: Any lump or bump should be checked by your dr.! ...Read more
Fissured Tongue: I have never heard of any method to improve or reduce the appearance of a fissured tongue. I am assuming there are no medical or systemic complicating factors. Keep your mouth clean and consider using both antimicrobial rinses and a tongue brush or scraper to keep your tongue clean to prevent an bacterial or fungal overgrowths. ...Read more
Lots of surgical...: ...options. Which one were you considering? Check the many excellent HealthTap responses to this question regarding the pros/cons of each procedural choice. ...Read more
I had anal fissure 2 months ago because of constipation. I am still getting problem and I need to know how long it takes to get cure?
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My dr gave me a script for a steroid suppository but its not covered by my insurance. What else can I use to cure an anal fissure that is inflamed?
I just finished hemorrhoid and fissure surgery 4days back im just having milk and yoghurt and water please let me know the diet andhow long to cure?
I'm 21wks pregnant and have anal fissure because of hardened stool. What can be used to cure the fissure and is calmoseptine ointment safe for pregnant?
Stool softener: The best treatment for an anal fissure is to avoid constipation with a simple stool softener. Natural foods such as prunes or raisins are likely your best bet while you're pregnant, in addition to drinking lots of water and walking more. I would ask your OB about calmoseptine. ...Read more
Chronic itching & fissure in perianal area, tried fluzan, doxepin, trental (pentoxifylline) pills & mycoster, cicalfate creams nothing worked. Any new stuff other cures?
Perianal psoriasis, lichen planus and other derm conditions can occur, lead to some of the above. May not be primary fissure, or fungal (what you have been rx'd for based on med list). Unlikely std, but if that is a consideration, then it is a consideration.
See derm, maybe GI or colorectal surgeon afterward. ...Read more
Skin cracking: Fissuring in outermost layer of tissue covering the body. ...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
Ok to use Anusol: But just as important is to be sure to be eating a high fiber diet and most importantly drinking 80-100oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily, more if you workout strenuously. There are other meds that work better but if no repsonse to above after2 months you may need surgery to avoid complications such as an abscess. See a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more
First the cause: Before you look for resolution it is important to determine the cause. Recurrent vaginal fissures is not common. Finding the cause is key. An exam, testing and biopsy of the area is a good first start. There may be recurrent candidiasis, condyloma (hpv), vulvar cancer or precancerous changes, lichen sclerosis, lichen simplex chronicus and other causes. ...Read more
Most important is prevention by eating a high fiber diet that helps produce easy to evacuate stools.
Good hygiene can help with comfort. Clean with baby wipes or by using water in a shower or douche.
OTC meds that can help include hydrocortisone ointment (don't use the cream as it can sting) on the external area and shoved up the anal canal a bit.
If not improving well in a few days, see your doc. ...Read more
Sometimes Yeast: The most common cause of vaginal fissures is untreated yeast. You can see your doctor and get tested for that. Sometimes it can be hard to treat. You could go to library and check out a book on yeast and see if it describes your symptoms. Sometimes they are complex and difficult to treat, involving elimination diets and the like. Without a photo, hard to diagnose, but that's a good guess. ...Read more
Yes!: Vaginal fissures can be quite painful. Estrogen vaginal cream an pelvic rest will help them to heal. If they are frequent, its important to make sure there is no underlying skin condition present or infection. After they heal and you resume sexual intercourse, use a lubricant. Best wishes! ...Read more