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Any over-the-counter help for someone with an anal fissure that hurts off and on?
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Dr. Myron Lezak
Palliative Care
4 doctors agree
In brief: Some help
Balneol cream and tucks (witch hazel) pads may be somewhat soothing.
Sitz baths with epsom salts may also help. Sit in a bath tub with just enough hot water to cover your anal area (not hot enough to burn you but as hot as you can tolerate) and supersaturate with about 12 tblspn of epsom salts.10 minutes twice a day. Usually is quite effective.

In brief: Some help
Balneol cream and tucks (witch hazel) pads may be somewhat soothing.
Sitz baths with epsom salts may also help. Sit in a bath tub with just enough hot water to cover your anal area (not hot enough to burn you but as hot as you can tolerate) and supersaturate with about 12 tblspn of epsom salts.10 minutes twice a day. Usually is quite effective.
Dr. Myron Lezak
Dr. Myron Lezak
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not really
Prescrption 0.2% nitroglycerine ointment is the therapy of choice.

In brief: Not really
Prescrption 0.2% nitroglycerine ointment is the therapy of choice.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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