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Sitz Bath Fissure
I got fissure and i do sitz bath, along this what type of creame or something is useful to apply.
Yes: Anal fissures are very sore, but they heal. The most important thing is to assure loose bowels. There are a number of creams and ointments: Numbing cream, if pain interferes with normal bowel movements ( Xylocine based ) Petroleum jelly Zinc oxide, 1% hydrocortisone cream, Preparation H, and other products Rectiv ( very expensive ). ...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
Told I have an anal fissure. Told to do sitz bath. Am i supposed to use epsom salts? I did earlier, now my rectum feels like it's turning inside out.
Comfort: Usually I do not recommend epsom salts. Just comfortably warm water is usually sufficient. Ask your own surgeon for instructions. ...Read more
I have an anal fissure. I don't have a sitz bath so i will just use my bathtub, but should I add epsom salts? If so how much to what ratio of water
Anal fissure: The heat relaxes the muscle and reduces discomfort. Epson salt not necessary. ...Read more
Can adding iodized salt to a sitz bath help a chronic anal fissure heal that also has a sentinel pile?
Yes: Adding salt to the bath will help to draw out the swelling in the area which will improve the pain. It will not speed up healing process but it may make you more comfortable for longer period of time. ...Read more
Anal Fissure: Conservative treatment consists of a high-fiber diet, adequate fluid intake, sitz baths, and topical analgesia. Stool softeners can be useful to make defecation less uncomfortable. New tx is to add: Nitroglycerin intra-anal: (0.2 to 0.4%) apply small amount to the affected area(s) twice daily for 6 weeks or order Diltiazem topical by compound pharmacy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hot bath you sit in : It is a commerciallly prepared tub, it is shaped like a chair, in which one bathes in a sitting position, immersing only hips and bottom. It is used to relieve discomfort and pain due to lower part of body like hemorroids, anal fissures, rectal surgery, bladder prostate, vagina, uterine cramps, episiotomy and inflammatory bowel disease you can improvise it with filling the bath tub and sitting in it. ...Read more
Hot: A hot bath helps many pelvic symptoms. 20 minutes twice a day is reasonable. ...Read more
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