Last Modified on Jun 18, 2014
What is a Fissure?
A fissure is simply a groove or trough in some body part. There are plenty of natural and healthy fissures in the body from the brain to the bones. However, painful and dangerous skin fissures are also possible. These tears in the body's protective covering can be painful and permit pathogens like bacteria and viruses to more easily gain entrance to the body, potentially causing infection and greater health issues. Common fissures include anal fissures, heel fissures, and skin fissures wherever you experience severely dry, cracked skin.
Skin fissures, especially heel fissures, can also be a side effect of an uncontrolled diabetic condition. These can be especially concerning if coincidental with neuropathy in that area, since the diabetic may not even feel pain caused by the torn skin. Infection and secondary health issues are more likely in this sort of case.
Natural Remedies to Cure or Heal Chronic Fissures
Since fissures can indicate nutrient deficiencies, an improved diet and dietary supplements may help restore your skin health. Omega-3 fatty acids can improve skin moisture levels, preventing future skin fissures. Proper hydration is necessary for healthy skin, and exercise can improve the look and tone of skin as well. Using a natural skin lotion such as almond oil or coconut oil for fissure treatment can further hydrate and protect weak, dry, or broken skin.
[YEA] I am now healing well and pain free after suffering from a Chronic Fissure for 3 months after the birth of my child. For 6 weeks of that time I was in agonising pain for 2 - 6 hours every day after a BM. I finally had the surgery and expected everything to be fine after. It wasn't. That night after the day surgery the pain was no better plus I was bleeding and had to be taken to emergency via ambulance. I was administered constipating pain killers and three days later had to be re-admitted to hospital for an enema. I then sought natural alternatives which have helped me recover. There is no easy option to recovery. It has been very trying at times but I am now able to work and care for my daughter without worrying about having to use a bathroom in public or becoming stranded and in pain. After my surgery and enema I began taking tissue salts: Elasticity; and Muscle Relaxant. I then significantly changed my diet to only Alkaline foods. You should be able to access a list from a good naturapath. The bleeding stopped straight away and the pain faded almost completely within 2 weeks. So I began to try adding other foods to my diet that were not alkaline such as wheat products, rice, red meat, cheese, caffine and chocolate. Each time I tried adding any one of these foods - even just a little bit, the bleeding and pain returned the next BM. This happened Without Fail! I am now at peace with the fact that I just cant eat those regular foods and It's actually not that hard now. Its just great not having to live with pain worse than labor every day for 6 hours without pain relief. I think back to when I was first diagnosed and desperate to find the quick fix cure and get back to normal. With a chronic fissure there just isn't a quick fix. Just get on this alkaline diet. It also helped me lose 18 kg of baby weight in 3 months!