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For my anal fissure what kinda of natural ointment or cream would you suggest? I would like to try to heal before doing botox.

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In brief: Nitroglycerine

Some patients repsond very nicely to nitro ointment.

In brief: Nitroglycerine

Some patients repsond very nicely to nitro ointment.
Dr. Robert Fried
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Dr. Amir Bastawrous
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Fiber and warm bath

First line therapy is bulking stools with fiber and water. Warm baths will sooth your pain.
Second line would be a calcium channel blocker cream such as Nifedipine or diltiazem. Often these are combined with a topical analgesic like lidocaine. While Botox is an option, it has lower cure rate and higher recurrence rate than surgery which is the gold standard.

In brief: Fiber and warm bath

First line therapy is bulking stools with fiber and water. Warm baths will sooth your pain.
Second line would be a calcium channel blocker cream such as Nifedipine or diltiazem. Often these are combined with a topical analgesic like lidocaine. While Botox is an option, it has lower cure rate and higher recurrence rate than surgery which is the gold standard.
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