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I got fissure and I do sitz bath, along this what type of creame or something is useful to apply. Thank you?

I got fissure and I do sitz bath, along this what type of creame or something is useful to apply. Thank you?

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

Fissure (Definition)

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


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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.

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

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Can adding iodized salt to a sitz bath help a chronic anal fissure heal that also has a sentinel pile?

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

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Besides med and sitz baths, what else can I do try and help speed up the healing on anal fissure?

Besides med and sitz baths, what else can I do try and help speed up the healing on anal fissure?

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 more

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I have had internal hemorrhoids anal fissures for 6 months on off gastro doc gave me cream it keeps going coming back did sizz bath how to fix this?

I have had internal hemorrhoids anal fissures for 6 months on off gastro doc gave me cream it keeps going coming back did sizz bath how to fix this?

Colorectal surgeon: You may want to go back to the gastroenterologist, or check with a colorectal surgeon to be reassessed and have a determination made as to whether you may be a surgical candidate. Good luck, ...Read more

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What exactly is a sitz bath?

What exactly is a sitz bath?

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

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When I take an epsom salts sitz bath I get diarrjea?

Epsom salts: Is a magnesium salt and a good way to get it. You are either sensitive to magnesium or sit in the bath too long. ...Read more

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Dr which sitz bath is good for testicals pain hot or cold bath?

Dr which sitz bath is good for testicals pain hot or cold bath?

Hot: A hot bath helps many pelvic symptoms. 20 minutes twice a day is reasonable. ...Read more

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Is sitz bath help shrink fibroids?

No: Fibroids are benign tumors in the uterus. Sitz baths will have no effect on them. ...Read more

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What is better for a sitz bath salt or epsom salts?

What is better for a sitz bath salt or epsom salts?

Hemorrhoids?: Epsom salts are excellent for this purpose. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to be enough water to submerge the anal area. Soak for about 15 minutes – several times a day. An alternative is placing ¼ cup of witch hazel ; warm water in a basin. Soak for at least 15 minutes, at least twice a day. ...Read more

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Saw proctolgist 10 days ago he diagonosed w constaoation n internal hens. They r not bleeding n am eating softners n benefiber w sitz bath n proctosol?

Saw proctolgist 10 days ago he diagonosed w constaoation n internal hens. They r not bleeding n am eating softners n benefiber w sitz bath n proctosol?

Fiber is ok but: Your problem may not be not enough fiber but is much more likely inadequate fluid or excessive caffeine intake, which is a diuretic and will dehydrate you and contribute to constipation. You don't need benefiber if you are eating a diet with adequate fiber. In fact excess fiber and inadequate fluids can make the problem worse! Do a self assessment on above. ...Read more

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Can I use epsom salts for hemorrhoids in a sitz bath?

Can I use epsom salts for hemorrhoids in a sitz bath?

Yes: That is typically what is recommended. You need to squat in the sitz bath to get the painful external hemorrhoids wee-soaked. ...Read more

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When using a 2 quart sitz bath for a fistulla how much epsom salt do u use?

When using a 2 quart sitz bath for a fistulla how much epsom salt do u use?

1/4 cup: Put warm water into your sitz bath until it's about 1/3 of the way full. Add 1/4 cup of epsom salt. Then add yourself. Hope it helps! ...Read more

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I have an inflamed anus due to prostatitis. I been told to take a sitz bath. I now have jacuzzi that I sat in for 15 minutes. How hot can the water be? Is 101 too hot?

I have an inflamed anus due to prostatitis. I been told to take a sitz bath. I now have jacuzzi that I sat in for 15 minutes. How hot can the water be? Is 101 too hot?

It's fine: Hot baths are a good idea for this problem. 101° is not typically too hot and permissible. Most people seem to shoot for baths around 102° to 104°. Anything beyond this becomes pretty uncomfortable. Let comfort direct what you do. ...Read more

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Sitz Bath (Definition)

Sitz baths are warm water baths to help soothe ...Read more