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Doctor insights on: Skin Fissure Treatment

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Can you teach me how to cure my heels' skin cracking problem?

Can you teach me how to cure my heels' skin cracking problem?

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

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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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Is there any homeopathic treatment for anal fissures?

Is there any homeopathic treatment for anal fissures?

Yes: There are more than 90 homeopathic remedies known to help anal fissures. Differentiating which is best for you requires a personal consultation with a professional homeopath. Ignatia may help anal fissures accompanied by rectal spasms. Aesculus is known for hemorrhoid pain associated with low back pain ; rectal pain as if the rectum is full of small sticks. Graphites is yet another possibility. ...Read more

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What surgery is best for fissures and hemorrhoids treatment?

What surgery is best for fissures and hemorrhoids treatment?

Anal fissure: An exam under anesthesia, is the first part of the rectal operation. While you are comfortable and under general anesthesia your surgeon will examine the rectum, and make best judgment for actual procedure. In many cases there will be a finding on the exam that impacts your surgeons options to benefit your health. Be well. ...Read more

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What is the best natural treatment for chronic anal fissures ?

What is the best natural treatment for chronic anal fissures ?

Soft stools: This will work about 20% of the time. Lateral sphinctermyotomy is curative. Spare the knife and spoil the rectum ...Read more

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Fissures have healed but there is a big sentinel pile for yrs which is not resolving.. Cud u plz suggest some nonsurgical treatment to get rid this?

May be: To get rid of the actual hemorrhoid nothing short of surgery , except laser or high frequency machine some time shrink them , the internal hemorrhoid could be ligated in the office , the external one could be injected with medication that will close the vein without surgery .if you are concerned about the pain associated with hemorrhoid there is OTC medication and foam and topical analgesic. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for anal fissures? I suffer from on and off constipation.

What's the best treatment for anal fissures? I suffer from on and off constipation.

Cure constipation: The hard stool tears the delicate mucosa. Most constipation comes from lousy diet so try to eat only god made food and leave the "junk" alone, particularly all that sweet stuff, candy, sodas (evendiet) sugar, all the man-made junk that poses as "food"! ...Read more

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Any treatment recommended for anal fissures? Why so they keep recurring? Use cottonelle wet wipes as well as toilet paper. What causes anal fissures?

Gastroenterologist: Evaluation. If you haven't gone to one, consider it. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hidradenitis-suppurativa/ds00818/dsection=treatments-and-drugs. ...Read more

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Over the counter treatment / pain relief for vaginal fissures? Started after my daughter was born. Hoped they'd heal on their own. No dr avail

Over the counter treatment / pain  relief for vaginal fissures?
Started after my daughter was born. Hoped they'd heal on their own. No dr avail

Supportive treatment: For this annoying situation, first make sure you avoid exacerbating by avoiding use of tampons, use lubrication during intercourse, avoid acidic diet, smoking and eat lots of yogurt to enhance growth of healthy bacteria. Besides using OTC pain relief, you can use sitz bath. Get checked with your OB for more definitive medical treatment and or minor surgical repair. ...Read more

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What is annal fissure disease, Is this disease easily curable and what are its causes and treatment.

A tear at outlet: Anal fissure is incredibly common and is simply a tear of the lining of the anal outlet. The tear bleeds bright red blood and exposes the inner anal muscle which responds by going into spasm which causes pain. The tear is caused by straining. Treatment is to stay away from straining with stool softeners and fiber supplement and warm water or medication to treat muscle spasm like nifedipine ...Read more

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I have been having a long standing fissure in both soles especially at the heels, they are somehow painful. what is an appropriate treatment for this?

Foot Fissures: You may consider emollient creams like Eucerin foot cream, but fist be checked by podiatrist , doctor to make sure a fungal infection is not complicating the picture. Milk baths which contain lactic acid ( soaking in milk) for 20 minutes 2-3 time a week for 2 weeks may help as well. ...Read more

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Best treatment for an anal fissure?

Best treatment for an anal fissure?

Depends on time: An anal fissure is simply a tear in the lining of the anal canal that exposes the internal anal muscle which reacts by going into spasm therefore the pain and bleeding. An acute fissure is up to 6 weeks and almost always responds to softening stool with fiber and warm sitz baths. After this it becomes chronic and would require medicine to relax the muscle like nifedipine/NTG/Botox or surgery. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for anal fissure?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for anal fissure?

Soften stool, baths: Eliminating constipation and softening stools are usually the primary targets when treating anal fissures. Such goals can be accomplished by taking daily fiber supplements and/or using laxatives. Sitz baths, during which the rectal area is immersed in warm water for 10-15 minutes, are also therapeutic and should be done 2-3 times per day. Sitz baths are available in most drugstores. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the symptom & treatment of fistula and fissure?

The two: Are different issues and treated differently. See a colon and rectal surgeon to make the diagnosis and offer treatment options. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the symptom & treatment of fistula and fissure?

Different: Fissures and fistulas are different things. A fissure is a tear in the skin of your anus while an anal fistula is a "tunnel" that communicates the inside of the anus with the "outside" anal skin. They both can produce anal pain, but pain is more typical of an anal fissure. Anal fistulas can give you recurrent anal abscesses, chronic anal discharge, etc ... I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Anal fissure that is extremely painful. What is the fastest treatment for this?

Depends: First line treatment is a high fiber diet, plenty of fluids and possible a laxative to keep your bowel movements soft. Warm baths. If persist, prescription antispasmodic cream if persists, Botox or surgery in form of sphinterotomy the above order is also depended on the severity, persistency, recurrence and appearance of your fissure if your symptoms are severe and persist see a colon and rectal. ...Read more

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How is the effectiveness of gtn in case of anal fissure treatment?

76% -- : The most recent studies report that it is 76% effective at curing anal fissures. If this fails, you can try Diltiazem ointment that raises that percentage to about 86% success. ...Read more

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Is there any risk in having an anal sphincterectomy if i want to have more children and deliver vaginally? Fissure hasn't heal with medical treatment.

Is there any risk in having an anal sphincterectomy if i want to have more children and deliver vaginally? Fissure hasn't heal with medical treatment.

Anal fissue: Theoretically, yes. If a vaginal birth is complicated by a 4 th degree tear, then that potentially can weaken the sphincter and a concomitant sphincterotomy could aggravate that. Sphincterotomy alone and in the right hands has a minimal chance of sphincter issues and is an excellent treatment of chronic anal fissure that has failed medical mgmt. ...Read more

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I've had anal fissure for 5 years.It's been really good in the past few months.Symptoms appeared again after 1 constipation.What's the best treatment?

I've had anal fissure for 5 years.It's been really good in the past few months.Symptoms appeared again after 1 constipation.What's the best treatment?

Chronic: or recurring anal fissures should be studied since they may be associated with inflammatory bowel disease! Assuming this work-up is negative a steroid (cortisone) Cream may be very helpful! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more