Natural Relief and Prevention: Effective Remedies for Anal Fissures

Anal Fissure Tips
Posted by Louwrence (Rustenburg, South Africa) on 09/07/2013
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Hi Divjam, Cutting out all starches is a starting point, & if that does not help have a look at your thyroid. Starches cause a lot of problems & seeing that you are Indian that is your staple food.

Anal Fissure Tips
Posted by Whatworks (Woodbridge, Va) on 10/24/2011
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Hey everyone,

I've been plauged by a chronic fissure for the past couple of months and I feel that I have to share my remedy of getting better with the world.

Honestly, everyone is different but half of the stuff I've tried out there that people swear by does not work.

I visited a top Washington DC doc and had two other opinions on follow ups by different docs. Surgery seemed to be the answer. I didn't want to take the risk cause I am only 29. I'm in good health and I just randomly got a fissure one day. I have been plauged by hemmorroids during the course of my life so that may have contributed to it.

Okay, NITRO-BID ointment (by prescription), applied 3 times a day 6 hours apart in the amount of a pea sized drop, around the anus caused the sphincter muscle to stop spasm. This helped me a great deal to keep pressure off of the fissure to enable it to heal.

Dubicaine (lidocaine) for hemmorroids applied directly on the fissure before a BM helped take the pain away as did taking ADVIL. TYLENOL does not work. ADVIL is a blood thinner so my thought is that it keeps the blood from building up causing inflammation.

I would take MIRALAX everyday. It's not habit forming and works wonders to soften the stool. GO TO THE BATHROOM! Don't wait cause it hurts, it's gonna hurt and you are gonna have to suck it up a little. But the sooner you realize this the better and on the road to healing. Keeping the body free of waste will enable your BM to start consistently becoming soft and easy to pass. The longer you hold it the more rock hard it will be, tearing you everytime.

Lot's of soluable and insoluable fiber. 30 grams a day. Avoid solid foods such as wheat and pasta. Eat lots of fruit and salad until the pain goes away then gently introduce items that are more solid. Soft foods help!

Drink lots of water. The old adage of 8 glasses a day is BS! I looked up the new guidelines and you need to find out your body weight, then divide that by 2. That is how many ounces of water a day you should consume. For example: I'm 280 pounds, divided by 2 is 140. 140 ounces of water is ideal for my body weight, and more if I am exercising.

Finally, use this stuff called Dr. WHEATGRASS cream. It's made in Australia, but sold here by a couple of retailers. You can find it on from a couple of different sources. I apply it directly and it works wonders to help the healing process. I don't understand why doctors think all of this natural stuff is bs... guess they want to just make money on surgery.

Finally, take a multivitamin. I also take B12, B6 for bleeding associated with it, and a good quality Vitamin E capsule.

I swear if you do these things it will help. It helped a lot for me and I had terrible terrible pain for 2 weeks until I finally started figuring my body out and what I needed to do to fix it.

Also, in the future if you get constipated. Don't try to pass it and risk a tear. Here is what you do, and it's nasty but it saves you the pain.

As you strain to push the poop from your body your anus is stretched at that point and the poop is barely sticking out, often rock hard. At that point take a finger and stick it into the poop and push your finger as far as you can while pushing the poop out. This breaks the poop up into a smaller, more easy piece to pass thus not tearing your anus. It's disgusting cause you will have stuff over your fingers but it works. Keep doing it until you have passed everything. As the poop starts to exit the colon it should become more soft as it is freshly exiting the large intestine.


Anal Fissure Tips
Posted by Gentle (Erie, Pa, Usa) on 03/03/2010
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I've been plagued with an anal fissure for over 10 years. I've tried many things, and have finally found a few things that are working for me that I'd like to share.

First of all, I quit drinking coffee. I noticed that I would frequently have bowel movements after drinking it, so decided to try to quit it and see what would happen. I substituted green tea, and was able to avoid any withdrawal headache. I would suggest watching carefully what you intake and how it affects your bowel movements, especially if you have an easily irritable stomach and bowels. With anal fissures, I believe it's important to have regular and healthy bowel movements, that don't require a lot of wiping which will only irritate the fissure more and suppress healing. So watch what irritates it and stop those things or reduce them.

Secondly, when I do have a bowel movement, instead of wiping a lot, I'll only wipe once with toilet paper, then watch thoroughly with soapy water using your hand. I know it's gross, but you need to irritate this area as little as possible. Also, think of it as a cut that needs to heal. What do you do to cuts? You wash them and keep them clean to prevent infection. I think the same applies with fissures. If you can stomach it, use you finger to wash inside, and then to rinse, and gently wipe dry with a paper towel.

Third, I've been applying a solution of pure olive oil (from whole foods) and crushed up MSM tablet, which promotes the healing. You can crush it by putting it in a plastic baggy and pounding with a mallet. You want it in powder form. If it's to chunky it will scratch and only hurt the situation. Mix it thoroughly with the olive oil and apply to the fissure and inside the anus after every bowel movement, when you get up in the morning and before you go to sleep at night.

Finally, itching. An anal fissure can itch terribly, but scratching it will only make it worse. When it itches what keeps me from scratching is to think that when a wound is healing, sometimes it itches, therefore if the fissure is itching it is healing, which is a sign of progress. This thought keeps me from scratching and therefore setting healing back.

I would say that mostly it is about finding out what causes your particular body to have unhealthy bowel movements(really watery or really hard) and substituting something that doesn't have that affect. Coffee, alcohol, greasy and junky foods, etc.

This has been working for me, I hope it helps others as this is a really draining and painful illness to have.