Anal Fissure Remedies

Witch Hazel, Coconut Oil
Posted by Cindy (Nh) on 04/04/2014
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A few years ago I developed what I first thought was a hemorrhoid. Couldn't really see what was going on, but really, really painful. Tried baths and Preperation-H, lots of fiber. Didn't help that much. I finally went to my doctor who said it was a fistula!! Yikes. Then sent to a surgeon who agreed and wanted to operate. Everyone said it was the only way to "fix" it. (But also said one couldn't be sure it was a fistula until you found the other "internal" end. ). Well, maybe it wasn't a fistula, but I cured whatever it was by cleaning area really well with witch hazel and then applying coconut oil. Took months, but my doctor was impressed on my next yearly physical. Said area was completely healed. I haven't had a problem since. Love both these products and use them for lots of issues.

Anal Fissure Remedies
Posted by Mardi (Australia) on 04/04/2014

Hope my experiences will help someone. I had chronic anal fissures which my doctor suggested to look at surgery and also a extremely bad heamorriod episode . It took awhile to get them healed and had to have antibiotics to help the heamorriods issue. I used Chlorophyll 30mls daily after this episode. Its now been 2 years and I have continued to take Chlorophyll with good success. My Fissues have settled and have had no real problems since. Ive noticed someone said to also use Coconut Oil. That's great too as it is a great product for any viral bacterial or fungus problems and a good healer to use internally and externally. Love the product but make sure it's the organic kind. So good for the skin and this comes from personal experience. Good luck to you. hope you will be ok.

Olive Oil
Posted by Gerald (Los Angeles) on 01/31/2014

@ Andy, from India:

We buy ours directly from of the company's engineers; I pick it up at his systems engineering lab in L.A.

Because of the ozone on their manufacturing premises, insurance considerations don't allow me go to the plant, in Commerce, despite our having known them for years.

Your best bet is to go to their Craigslist, Los Angeles page and order it there:

That will plug you right into their email.

I wish you the best of luck.

For this application, it certainly worked very well for us!

Olive Oil
Posted by Om (Hope Bc Canada) on 01/26/2014

Sorry to hear about your wives' painful experience.

Use pure sesame oil or pure olive oil, if you can find it and use it liberally. After each bowel movement take a cold sitz bath. There are more cures on hemorrhoids here on EC. External intervention is often not satisfactory. Please research well before making that decision. All the best.

Namaste, Om

Olive Oil
Posted by Andy (India) on 01/25/2014
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@Gerald from Los Angeles: Where do you buy extra virgin olive oil and Fully Ozonated Olive Oil?

My wife is in deep pain because of the Anal Fissures. We wish to try all sorts of natural remedies before opting for a surgery. We are against surgery but the problem is progressing each day. Can you please help me and tell me what should we do? What to buy and where to buy? Would really appreciate your help. I'm worried for my wife's health, she is just 37 years old and having problem with anal fissures and bleeding each time bowel movement occurs in the morning.

Thank you for any help! Regards.

Olive Oil
Posted by Gerald (Los Angeles) on 01/20/2014
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My girlfriend felt I should throw in my two cents, relating how we treated my elderly mother for what could be called "anal fissures."

She had been in the hospital for two weeks and after eating their food, came back with all sorts of complications. They had given her a salve for treating sores around her rectal area. It simply didn't work!

Our diet, including hers, normally includes organic, extra virgin olive oil, as part of the dressing used on large salads we consume, daily. Her returning to that diet, I'm going to assume addressed the initial cause of the rectal inflamation.

However, the sores were horrendous in their behavior! Fearing infection, by the end of the second day of using their prescribed "ointment, " we fell back on old remedy we've know of, for decades: Fully Ozonated Olive Oil. We keep some in our First Aid Kit and use it quite regularly for conditions ranging from fungal infections, burns, to acne.

Once we applied it, things were calmed in a day. Healing started taking place on the second day of application and the third saw all of the lesions closed. There was no more bleeding by the end of the second day. It was applied every time she took a bowel movement, once in the morning and before sleep.

An older person's immune system is not what it used to be and one must be careful in addressing wounds quickly.

In this case, I assume it was the organic olive oil in her diet and the application of the organic, ozonated extra virgin olive oil that stopped the cause of the wounds and allowed them to heal, by killing off infection.

In talking to the owner of the bodega from where we buy it, he emphasizes the oil from which it is made should be organic, to be free of insecticides, extra virgin, to assure maximum penetration (fine oils) and the ozone used, free of any Nitrogen Oxides, which make Nitric Acid when coming in contact with any water in the oil being treated.

So care should be taken in your choice of ozonated olive oil. What we have been buying is imported. However, my Sister has lately been buying from a little firm advertizing on Craigslist, in Los Angeles and claims it looks and works identically to the imported stuff.

Be sure it's the fully ozonated (fully saturated with ozone). If you like a milder form, then dilute it in olive oil, to your liking. That's the way we do it.

I hope this helps any who can use it. Its effects on my mother impressed my girlfriend to the point, she's asked me to relate this. From where I stand, that's a decent endorsement!

St John's Wort
Posted by Chris (Cyprus) on 12/05/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Anal Fissures: Hi all, I've been through this terrible disease couple of times.

First one was 4 years ago, I visited the doctor, after examination he gave me some medicine to take, cicattritina cream, and also xylocaine cream. I took some sitz baths also, after some time and day by day the pain was eliminating.It took few days though, maybe 2 weeks.

Last month it appeared again the problem, because of constipation.I had the same treatment but did not work this time.I was not so much in pain like the firs time, I could stand it.But it was really annoying, especially after BM.I used few other creams, including natural aloe vera.I read many articles and comments with reagrds to this problem.I started getting really worry, because I could not find a cure to the probleM.Finally my Pharmacist suggest to try an oil that some othe people with same problem used and worked on them.I thought to give a try, I had nothing to loose, I was desperate and the oil was totaly natural.I found my health.I used it few times, and the pain gone.THANK GOD!!! The oil is called ST JOHNS WORT and is made from a plant called Hypericum perforatum.This plant has yellow leaves, although the oil is red.

I hope some people will be helped from this. Good luck.

Posted by Benqish (Metar, Israel) on 12/01/2013
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I have successfully tried this combination for a fissure and hems. In a small jar of about 50 ml mix 2 or 3 of these oils: sesame, olive, avocado, wheat germ oil or almond. Sesame is the best but the others are also great. Then add all or any of these essential oils about 10 drops each: peppermint (or spearmint), cypress and tea tree. Apply 3 to 4 times a day when bad and less later: before and after every BM, after showering and before going to bed. Application is by dipping the middle finger in the jar and sliding about 3 cms (1 inch) up the anus and applying externally around the hole. Do this 2 to 3 times. Never double dip (ie replace your dirty finger into the jar). This is difficult even unpleasant (I do understand), but it does work. It works very, very well. Good for hems and fissures. Basically you are lubricating the area for easier BMs and applying a good dose of vitamins and ant-bacterials where they are needed.

Olive Oil
Posted by Bryan (Arizona) on 11/19/2013
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This advice as well as the changing leg position during BM saved me from a terrible situation. I had tried many things for anal fissure. The olive oil, amazing healing gift from nature.

Anal Fissure Tips
Posted by Louwrence (Rustenburg, South Africa) on 09/07/2013

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 Trudyg (Ala) on 09/05/2013

Don't know if it will help or not, but have you tried 'squat' toileting? It is said that, if you squat while defecating, there is less or no pressure on the anal tissues. That less pressure may allow your fissure to heal.

Anal Fissure Tips
Posted by Divyam (Mumbai) on 09/05/2013

Hi there, I was googling and got earth clinic and read so many tips bout anal fissure.. Im having it since last 2 months, sometime it bleed on tissue paper, people say that it will take a longer time to heal, I never had constipation in my life, im very active, but I remember that while passing tools once I felt like brick inside but than to forcefully defecated.. And got immence pain after.. Since than im suffering.. Went to specialist and he said it will take time, used creams like pilex, Smuth, fisofine, oil, castor oil, ghee but every morning it cuts.. Doctor said I have ano fissure inside its like 12o clock.. Sitz bathr r good.. Im really fed up and sometimes I cry too.. Got so many tips already here... Thank you so much.. But please tell me if something more to get rid of this.. I will be a good girl now.. No force in defecating.. Waiting for a day when ill do smuth potty without feeling fissure horror feel.. oh god save me ....

Manuka Honey, Turmeric, Goldenseal
Posted by Atticus (Los Angeles) on 08/15/2013
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Anal Fissures: Man, these are painful! I had no idea. It was extremely uncomfortable to sit or walk for a week or two. I tried lots of things. MSM, B6, horse chestnut and sitz baths are some I would definitely recommend. But what really sped up the healing process for me was making a paste consisting of manuka honey, turmeric and golden seal (I bought these in capsules and emptied them out). There isn't an exact ratio to the mixture, just make it thick enough to stay put. I applied this twice a day or as often as needed (after showers, bathroom etc... ) It really worked. Also, eating mostly raw foods and drinking lots of water are essential to healing. Keep that ph up. Hope this helps.

Anal Fissure Remedies
Posted by Gavin (Northland, New Zealand) on 07/30/2013

The thing about anal fissures are that they were a boil that started around the anus, and then bored a hole into the anal canal. If you take a teaspoon of cayenne, sprinkled on your food, and then wait for a BM. Take note if their is mild burning during and after the BM. If there is then the amount is correct (if not up the dose a bit until it burns), and the active cayenne is cleaning out the infection, on the outside use the Virgin coconut oil, as it seems to be more active in that area, and keep the Staph and fungus in check.

Anal Fissure Remedies
Posted by KT (Usa) on 07/30/2013

There is a vitamin ointment (I don't think I can give a name here) that contains lanolin and is sold at drug stores. I purchase the generic brand and it works well for us. I would also recommend using witch hazel to finish cleaning first.

Anal Fissure Remedies
Posted by Timh (Ky, Usa) on 07/30/2013 2072 posts

Some Vit-A and E internally will help. Cod Liver Oil applied topically on affected area will help.

Anal Fissure Remedies
Posted by Barb (Phoenix, Az ) on 07/29/2013

From my experience, I have to be extremely careful of what kind of toilet paper I use. I use only Northern because it does not irritate my skin. And I now use some kind of moist wipe after a BM and not toilet paper and it has helped so much to reduce the anal fissures for me.

Anal Fissure Remedies
Posted by Ed2010 (Canada) on 07/29/2013

Hello Shristi, Comfrey is good, but it is tough to get in Delhi.

If you could get noni juice it will be very helpful. In fact, noni grows in southern india too but the fruits are smaller size than Hawaiian noni. Take 30ml of noni juice daily. Noni juice is a detoxer and it softens the stools and eases the bowel movement. It will also strengthen the anal blood vessels. This will slowly heal the anal fissure.

I also recommend to use Indian Style Squat Toilet not the american sitting toilet. Indian style squat toilet aligns your body for natural bowel movement thereby reducing the pressure in the anal region. Preventing Piles or anal fissures.

Also for the ulcer, apply wheat grass juice which is a potent healer.

Good Health

Anal Fissure Remedies
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, Usa) on 07/29/2013

Dear Shrishti, A couple of things come to mind... If he is having any constipation at all, this is going to increase his pain and cause more trouble. A diet high in fruits and vegetables, prunes, blackstrap molasses (1 T. twice a day) is important. Dairy products can be constipating and ought to be avoided.

A comfrey salve might heal the fissure. It promotes rapid cell growth and healing. If you had access to comfrey leaves, you could crush the fresh leaves and place one over the fissure for 20 minutes a couple of hours a day.

Manuka honey or raw local honey is also something that is used to heal wounds very successfully.

Honey and comfrey could both be used safely together. If you could get comfrey root powder, you could mix it with the honey and use it like a salve. (Would be messy... but worth it.)

Charcoal poultices have also been used very successfully to heal wounds. Mix 1 part activated charcoal powder, 1 part ground flax seed (optional, but very helpful) in a bowl and add water and slowly stir until it is a gel-like consistency. Place a spoonful into a quarter of a paper towel. (You can make up many at once. ) Fold paper towel over the charcoal. Now the charcoal is surrounded by paper towel. Place the poultice over the fissure. (One layer of towel between fissure and charcoal. Store extra poultices in a baggie in the fridge. They stay good for a couple of weeks. ) Use this for 30 minutes 2-3 times a day or more if you like. It can be used overnight. If the poultice dries out, the charcoal isn't active any more. This may also help the pain. This can be used with the above safely, also. I might even try the charcoal first.

Plantain tea sitz baths, 30 minutes twice a day, is another option.

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is good for the skin and for constipation. 1 T. twice a day, internally, is a good idea.

You could try any or all of the above. So sorry he is suffering like this. Let us know what helps him.

~Mama to Many~

Anal Fissure Remedies
Posted by Srishti (Delhi, India) on 07/29/2013

Hi, my father who is 52 years old, has been suffering from an Anal Ulcer immediately on being operated for Piles. His surgery for piles was conducted 6 years back and the anal ulcer has been treated by Ayurvedic and Homeopathic medicines but to no avail, as he was not interested in getting another surgery for the anal ulcer. After going for a motion in the morning everyday, his anus comes out and doesn't go back in before 4 hours during which he has lot of difficulty in sitting and walking properly. When the anus goes inside, and when he again goes for a motion, the same is repeated and he has been constantly sitting in a tub with warm water and few granules of pottassium permanganate, without any relief. Sometimes in the evening while taking a walk in the park, he suffers lot of itching.

Please provide some remedy that might put a permanent end to his ordeal. Also if anybody could suggest the best hospital and surgeon for the above, in Delhi, India.

Aloe Vera Gel
Posted by Mild (Honolulu, Hi) on 07/11/2013

Why not get an Aloe Vera plant. Cut off a piece and cur one side off. Split it down the middle. pull ithe leaf apart, and pat on area.

Aloe Vera Gel
Posted by Farai (South Africa) on 07/10/2013

Where can I find the aloe vera gel? I'm in pain.

Coconut Oil, Antibiotic Ointment
Posted by Julia (Victorville, Ca) on 06/03/2013
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Thank you for your posts! I had a fissure for almost a month and I was getting very frustrated! I tried all kinds of ointments aloe vera and a good diet but kept hurting and bleeding a lot after a BM. After trying organic coconut oil every morning and night after a shower I started to feel some relief but nothing major, however when I tried an antibiotic ointment and it worked wonders!!! I sooo recomend it! Within a couple of days I wasn't bleeding and the combination of coconut oil and the ointment healed me it's been a few weeks with regular BM and no pain and no bleeding. I also strongly recommend using vaseline or petroleum jelly every time you are about to go because it does ease the pain even after you feel you have healed just in case :)

Extra tip: drink lots of water, don't eat too much meat and no red meat while healing (even after you're healed keep your red meat intake to once a month if possible), also use a stool softner (generic) which I still use but I lower my dosage on the stool softner from 3 to just 1 a day now, but everyone is different so it's up to you.

I hope this helps someone because reading reviews and doing a lot of research I was able to get my life back, this is a horrible thing to go through and I hope you all recover soon!

God Bless!

Dietary Changes, Chamomile Tea Bags, Aloe Vera Gel, Wheat Germ Oil
Posted by Kukum (Pasadena, Ca) on 05/16/2013

How do you apply coconut oil and wheat germ oil just outside the anal area or can you use cotton (Qtips) to apply them inside too?

Aloe Vera Gel
Posted by Marsh (Denver, Co) on 02/20/2013
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I experienced a terrible interior and exterior fissures after a 3-1/2 week of menopausal bleeding. My naturalpath recommended 'rectal rockets'. If you search on the net and read a funny account, don't believe it, they do work and not anything like the over exaggerated account, but after the 1st one, I noticed my ankles had slightly swollen; the 2nd suppository, my ankles were huge. Edema isn't one of the side effects but decided to not use the 3rd. Instead, I used an oral syringe with a tip that is about 3", filled it with aloe vera gel and slightly inserted into the rectal canal. It worked magic. Hate to admit it but the generic of neosporin healed the outside overnight. Definitely clean after each bm, preferably without toilet paper which seems to be one of the culprits. An expensive temporary handheld showerhead is worth its weight in gold for a quick clean without irritation.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Lilli (Kenmore, Wa) on 02/06/2013
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I have acid reflux for which I had been over using OTC anti-acids. I believe that this caused a disruption of the ph in my intestinal track. The result was one or two days of hard stool BMs followed by burning diarrhea and rectal soreness and possibly a tear.

I quickly consulted EC and found the following combination worked for me:

1. Increase your fiber content and water intake to keep stools naturally softer. I ate a high fiber bread, crackers, fruits, vegetables, ground flax seed in yogurt, and EVCO.

2. I made my own EVCO suppositories with a drop of tea tree oil. I used the tin foil "shells" of commercial suppositories, filled them with the coconut and tea tree oil, closed them and placed them in the fridge. I used these after every bowel movement and before bedtime (use a panty liner to prevent staining.)

3. I also bought cotton gauze pads and circles (the kind you use for makeup removal). Make sure it is 100% cotton. Limit your use of paper because the anal tissues are already irritated. I sprinkled the gauze with alcohol-free witch hazel with aloe (I like Wagners) to cleanse the area after every BM. Then I placed more witch hazel on a cotton circle, folded it in half and used it as a "tuck" and left it in for at least a 1/2 hour. After you remove it use more EVCO as a moisturizer.

4. I took sitz baths at least three times a day for twenty minutes each at first. Keep replacing the water with warm water. Then at least once a day until the trobbing stopped.

5. I bought a good quality "donut" pillow. I alternated sitting and walking/standing.

6. At night I slept on my side with a slim pillow between my knees.

It took about three weeks until I felt "healed. " The main thing to remember is to balance your system in terms of ph and fiber so that you don't continually re-injure yourself. Use a homemade suppository before BMs.

I have also stopped taking antiacids and switched to a mixture of 2 tbs. ACV (the one with the "mother") and fresh lemon juice in a tall glass of water for my acid reflux.

Posted by George (Kent, Washington) on 12/16/2012
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Hey, I want to share a simple and very efficient healing treatment for very painful anal fissures, bleeding hemorrhoids, and chronic old anal fissures with blood and puss coming from inside the anus which doesn't want to heal. Many people will go through unnecessary pain, worries, sleepless nights, and will spend thousands of dollars on surgeries and all kind of expensive treatments with very little results, because that area inside the anus is full of colon bacteria and even antibiotics treatment will not work if the open tear is not kept free of bacteria, it will stay infected with puss for years. Nobody will treat and open wound with fecal matter, and that place is no different. The only fast and efficient treatment that I tried and worked against anal fissures and bleeding hemorrhoids is a saline solution prepared from equal quantities of 2 or 3 teaspoons of table salt and 2 or 3 teaspoons of baking soda dissolved in one quart (1 liter) of boiling water. When the solution will be cooled off use a regular enema bottle filled with 4 ounces or 120 grams of warm solution at the body temperature and use the tip to empties the solution inside the colon, one or two application a day. The body reaction will be to eliminate the solution from inside but during the elimination process the affected area will be cleaned by the solution and will form a protective layer, against colon bacteria, which will start the healing process very rapid. Repeat this treatment for few days any time when you need to eliminate the stool and you should feel the results after the first treatment next day. Also for a few days try to eat one or two apples or oranges or other fruits drink water or soup one or two quarts a day, not too much solid food and no spiced food to keep the stool soft until that area starts to heal. The same warm solution can be used to treat the exterior of the anus after the place was cleaned with warm water and soap, healthy body needs just a little bit of help to start the natural healing process. This simple and clean treatment will work for the majority of people men and women, and I hope the treatment will help many people to heal their problems in that area.

For stubborn chronic anal fissures, after using the saline solution you can fill another enema bottle with betadine solution (1% iodine solution), and deliver a little bit of solution inside the affected area, also you can use proctofoam HC (RX only) and take daily supplements of vitamin A 10,000 IU, vitamin B-complex 100mg, vitamin C 500 mg and Zinc 30 mg until the affected area is healed.

The medication will work better if the area is cleaned with saline solution first.

Wheatgrass, Vitamin E
Posted by James (Sterling, Va) on 10/19/2012
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I had a anal fissure for decades. The worst was when I had toilet bowl water red with blood and allways blood when I wiped. It would seem to heal and then would retear. I tried oils, and lotions, even one gaget you freeze in the freezer. I came across Wheat Grass website that sells wheatgrass cream. I couldnt find any other supplier. I bought 3 of the creams. Then bought Carlson vitamin e suppostories 3 packs of 24. You coat the suppositories with a large amount of wheatgrass cream and insert. Using a finger also get a large amount on that tear. Dr wheat grass recomends their product for fissures so its ok to use internally. I used it after a bowl movement in the morning and at night. On weekends 3 times. And never wipe with a dry tissue I use witch hazel or water and soak the tissue. The healing factors of both the wheatgrass and vitamin e will heal that fissure. keep hydrated and use a stool softener because a hard stool with retear the fissure when healing.

Anal Fissure Tips
Posted by Letmein (Fort Mill, South Carolina) on 09/03/2012

The bowel movement that caused my fissure just caught me off guard-it was fast. my doctor told me years ago to put my right thumb in my vagina to push the poop out. you can also kind of reduce the size this way also. also, what helps more than anything is deep breathing-enhale thru the nose-out thru the mouth. you can feel the poop moving down to the rectum as you breathe out.

hope this helps. at least you don't have the poop on your finger.... just be sure your thumb is clean.

Fully Ozonated Olive Oil
Posted by Nobleef (Phoenix, Arizona) on 07/17/2012
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I tried everything on the remedy page here (and then some) during more than 10 years of recurring anal fissure bleeding and pain. Some remedies worked partially and temporarily and some not at all. Probably the best of those already listed here was botox, but that only worked 90% or so for about a year.

The first thing that has worked perfectly in the long run is fully ozonated olive oil applied to the affected area and further inside. I've been six months without any bleeding or pain even after the occasional constipation/hard stool. The ozonated oil (which is a thick white paste) feels good as it's working, and the fissure site healed up completely within a couple of days and stayed that way. In addition the muscle has relaxed and become much looser. I tried making my own oil with an ozonator, but that took over a week and nearly burned out the motor. I found it easier to buy premade fully ozonated olive oil online. I hope others will find the same total relief I have found.

Dietary Changes, Chamomile Tea Bags, Aloe Vera Gel, Wheat Germ Oil
Posted by Simmi (Johannesburg, South Africa) on 07/11/2012
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Hi, I had a fissure as a result of being constipated and also just having a baby 2 months ago. After a week of suffering, my GP advised to change diet and my dentist advised as well. Within a week, 95% of the pain went away, this is how:

For 2 weeks, eat only fruit, veg and bran, 6-8 glasses of water a day, absolutely no junk food, cakes, biscuits, no meat , fish lamb, no protein as this constipates.

After each BM, soak in chamomile tea bags, 3 tea bags per 2litres of boiled water thats then cooled.

Apply aloe vera gel and wheat germ oil, alternating between the 2 throughout the day.

This helped me so much.

Anal Fissure Tips
Posted by Mchuco (London) on 07/09/2012
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Hi all, I've been suffering from anal fissure since September 2011, getting really bad in the last couple of months. Gone to doctor several time the last time to surgeon. Gave me nytroglycerine cream to put but didn't help. I've tried several other things like aloevera gel, olive oil and honey, st johns wort oil, etc.

Im getting much better now with little pain/spasms after BM.

What really helped me: healthier diet, with lots of liquids, wash after BM. At home I use a plastic bowl that fits in the toilet pan and use it to wash and bath with warm water for 15-20 minutes to help with the spasms. Do it as many times as you need as it relaxes the muscles and you feel less pain. At work I use a plastic bottle, filled with warm water and wash after each BM. Very important always wash.

After wash, dry with toilet paper and apply CAVILON Cream. Got much much better after first time.

Every individual is different, but if you are in agony it is worth trying.

Good luck!!! This is really a pain in the butt....

Olive Oil
Posted by Sweets (Fairfax, Va) on 04/18/2012
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Thanks for this remedy. Olive oil cured both my chronic constipation and chronic fissures. 13 years of suffering gone in 2 days. I followed your advice excatly and I am perfectly fine and pain free, bleeding free. Thanks a bunch. God bless you. :)

Horse Chestnut, MSM
Posted by Suanne (Newcastle Upon Tyne, Uk.) on 04/13/2012
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Not sure if I am speaking too soon, but after trying absolutely everything recommended on the site for anal fissures and hemmoroids (inside and out), and nothing at all worked for me. I was at the end of my tether with the pain and discomfort. Even strong anti-inflammatories only sometimes took the edge off it. Pain seemed to 'ignite' some time after a BM but could also just come on anytime.. My days were spent waiting for the next onset of excruciating pain, which totally took over every day.

Yesterday I started on homeopathic Aesculus Hippocastanum 30c (horse chestnut) and Sulphur 30c. Using a homeopathic cream to deal with the external pain of the hemmoroids.

Today feels like a brand new me! Will continue (obviously) with this treatment for as long as it takes, but in over four months or possibly more I have never had the relief that I have now, and believe me I have tried everything from Vit B, Zinc, ACV to castor oil, to drinking Cayenne Pepper tea for 11 days and everything else you can think of.

Will update this in a couple of weeks. Do hope it helps anyone else that had tried everything on the site without success.


Olive Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Honey
Posted by Deb (Califon, Nj) on 04/04/2012

My husband has been suffering agonizing and debilitating pain from fissures for several weeks-- having to call in sick to work and not knowing day to day whether he would be fine or not able to function at all. This is such a horrible affliction to deal with Doctor-prescribed pain killers didn't even seem to help lessen the pain when he was going through the agony of a freshly irritated fissure post bm... The olive oil/cod liver oil/ honey remedy seems to be the first of many tried that helped somewhat more than all the other things he had been trying. I also want to share what we just tried this morning that really helped lessen another bout of excruciating pain so that he could go back to sleep.

First of all-- Let me share the whole regimen he has been on: Changing his diet to include more raw or lightly cooked fruits and vegetables and less processed or sugary or oily junk foods or starchy sides (such as rice or pasta or mashed potatoes). Then Orally on a daily basis: Psyllium Whole Husks which he mixes with juice and drinks at night.. Also one tablespoon of olive oil also at night, one tablespoon raw honey one capsule of cod liver oil and one tablet B6 (100 mg) and a multivitamin with zinc (the store didn't have just zinc alone so we used this with some good effect). This regimen seems to help make a much softer/smoother bm that he can pass without straining and also helps with stress level and healing processes. The fissure takes a while to heal, however, and pain still has been occurring unpredictably, on and off, even with this oral regimen-- Day to day he doesn't know if he will be fine or suffer with debilitating pain where he can't drive or go to work.. From what I have read this pain is as bad as being in labor... Topically he has found that witch hazel applied with a cotton pad to the area gives some relief (temporarily) as well as sitting in a warm bath. However, the day is still shot and he is really not able to do much except to moan and groan and fret about this. What I want everyone to know is what we JUST tried this morning that had IMMEDIATE soothing effect for the internal pain. Nothing we have tried up to now has made such an immediate difference...had read about the healing effectiveness of a mix of things and decided we should be prepared to try if he had another flare up.

Yesterday I bought an oral syringe (pharmacy didn't carry rectal syringe. I made sure it had a smooth rounded end to it (several have a pointy end which you do not want as it can possibly re-injure the area) I mixed about a 1/2 tablespoon of Manuka Honey (100% pure) with about a 1/2 teaspoon of Virgin Coconut Oil and a splash of Aloe Vera juice. Once it was well mixed I took as much of it as I could get into the syringe (which I had first coated the outside end of the syringe with coconut oil) and then gave it to my husband to administer rectally. Very important to not put the syringe to far in (just the tip up to the 2 ml mark at most) so that you don't risk damaging the area. This gave him IMMEDIATE relief so that he could go right back to sleep and from what I have been reading on line, Manuka honey has healed fissures completely within three days of daily treatment. We shall see if this works. All I can say is I am SO relieved he is not bellowing and stomping the floor in the middle of the night and hyper-ventilating and panicking that he will end up losing his job because of this affliction. I gave him a sanitary pad to use in case the stuff comes out and all I can say is how relieved I was that his pain was substantially helped.

This may be our Miracle Cure...We will do this every night before sleep and hope for no more incidents. If I remember I will post again to let you know if this treatment is 100% successful in curing and healing him.. Just wanted to share as this site has been so helpful for treating other ailments during the last few years. I recommend checking out Earth Clinic's website to everyone I speak with who is suffering from any ailment. Hope this helps someone out there!

Mineral Oil
Posted by Peggy (Prince George, Bc Canada) on 02/21/2012

I have diverticulosis and I've tried everything this sounds good I hope it works :)

Botox, Multiple Remedies
Posted by Natalie (Las Vegas, Nv) on 02/18/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I've been suffering from an anal fissure for the past two years or so. I had no clue what it was at first, tried everything from pinworm medicines to hemorrhoid creams and finally this past November went to a GI doctor, had a stigmoidoscopy and they told me it was a fissure. Although the stigmoidoscopy was helpful, I also felt that it led to more bacteria and infection because, frankly, I'd never had anything stuck up my bottom like that!

I'm only 25 so the doctor said this wasn't very normal for someone my age to have. He gave me nitro glycerine which didn't work. The only cream that helped me was calmaseptine. It is similar to a calamine lotion and stops itching and has menthol so it relieves with a cooling effect. However, I was sick of using creams and just wanted this cured. I went to a surgeon and on Jan. 26 had botox injected. He also sewed up my fissure.

I completely changed my diet to high fiber and cut out sugar and drank tons of water. I also began taking a few stool softeners a day and Metamucil pills. Because of just those changes I always have soft stools and never have a problem with BM. The only times I do is if I drink a lot of alcohol which leads to watery diarrhea (which is just as bad as having hard stools) or if I eat junk food. So those had to be cut.

The Botox injection completely stopped the spasms. However, I still had itching at night to the point I was waking up at 3 am having to take baths, then waking up late for work and it completely ruining my day. After much research I found that these solutions have worked for others:

1-2 tbsp of olive oil before bed (softens stool amongs many other health benefits)

aloe vera applied to the fissure or drinking aloe juice

wheat grass, gotu kola and wheat germ oil

vitamin B6 and zinc

As I am fed up with the fissure taking over my life especially after my Botox treatment I've decided to try completely natural remedies. As of yesterday I began taking B6 and zinc, taking one epsom salt bath at night (the salt is so healing), drinking one cup of aloe vera juice, taking one tbsp of olive oil before bed, and taking a full dose of wheat grass (check our Dr. Wheatgrass, the results are incredible) and taking a wheat germ oil supplement. At night I am opening up two wheat germ oil pills and putting them onto a Johnson & Johnson gauze and applying to the fissure and sleeping with them in. I did it for the first time last night and my inflammation had drastically reduced.

The main reason for itching is moisture in the anal area and openings. Thing of if you had a cut with moist skin rubbing against it, there's your reason for irritation. The best remedy is to use gauze or Johnson&Johnson cotton and place it to keep the area dry. Don't use toilet paper or kleenex as the roughness could irritate the area more.

Hopefully some of these remedies will help you too!

Anal Fissure Tips
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Usa) on 12/21/2011 2072 posts

Zinc is one of the miracle minerals. Z is mandatory for healing to occur in the body. Z makes a strong immunity. 25-50 mg daily 75-100 in disease states; and be sure to add 3mg copper and 10,000 - 50,000 iu's vit-A. Also people who have too much sun exposure are often deficient in Zinc/A, and women have lower pregnancy rates.

In a life threatening state I have used several hundred mg Z in one dose on a daily basis. Zinc is toxic at high levels like several hundred mg, but is kinda like vit-C in that your body will throw off the excess when necessary; not very pleasant but I have endured this a few times (had I then known to add vit-A & copper I woulda been MUCH better to heal and probably less la purga). During a hospital stay I was without Z and in very bad pain taking morphine both by pump & mouth. My mother agreed to let me have a minimal 25mg dose 1's daily.

In as little as a few days my body began to heal, like miraculously, and I got the living chance back as well as reducing the pain meds. Zinc/Copper is also the base mineral for the antioxidant enzyme Superoxide Dismutase, Manganese being another. Zinc was once used as a standard treatment for burn victims, but has been mostly replaced by profit-driven pharmaceuticals. From what I've read, Zinc greatly speeds burn-wound healing time as well as increasing survival rates.

Perhaps the best Zinc on the market today is a coenzymated Krebs Zinc. I can feel the difference compared to the gluconate or citrate form.

For natural zinc source in diet - Pumpkin Seeds are a favorite.

Anal Fissure Tips
Posted by Kimmy (Calgary, Ab) on 12/19/2011

I have suffered from anal fissures for 6 years, ever since the birth of my son. I had assumed that the fissures had to due with childbirth but I did not consider that it was caused by a vitamin defficiency during pregnancy. Everything I read about anal fissures, assumed that the person had hard stools to pass but this had never been the case for me. I have always been regular and have not dealt with constipation or hard stools.

Three months ago I saw a naturopath, who said that anal fissures are usually caused by a deficiency in vitamin A or zinc. He asked if I have dry skin or poor night vision (indicating low vit A), to which I reponded "no". Then he had me swish a solution of some sort in my mouth for 30 seconds.... It had no taste to me and he said that if I had proper zinc levels in my body I would have tasted it right away.

So I supplemented with zinc for a month and for the first time in 6 years, I have been fissure free for several months. I am so elated about this and wanted so badly to share my cure. In pregnancy it is common to become deficient in various vitamins and minerals, as the baby uses so much for its growth.

Anal Fissure Tips
Posted by Plagued (Hollywood, Ca) on 12/11/2011

I've been plagued with fissures for the last couple years and have tried everything including dietary changes, nitroglycerine, diltizen, metamusil, etc. And nothing seems to work long term. I can go a few weeks without major problems and then whammo, I get hit with another one. I have had multiple fissures so I think my problem must be severe. The only good thing is that only a few of the fissures have been excrutiating. Most have been fairly shallow, but still a major annoyance and inconvenience.

I really don't want to have surgery due to the risk of incontinence so I have been getting desperate. The one thing that has finally given me some relief and started to really work is injecting a small amount of saline into the rectum before each bowel movement. This really softens up the initial surge (which is where I always had my tears and pain occur). It's a bit of a hassle and kind of gross, but it does really work. I just use a small syringe (the same type used for giving medicine to kids) and just mix some saline solution that is used for nasal flushes and neti pots. The one problem is you can't use it everywhere, so I still occassionally have some episodes of minor fissures but they are usually small, have minor pain, and go away quickly. At least it makes things manageble without the risk of surgery.

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