Anal Fissure Remedies

Anal Fissure Tips
Posted by Kalyan (Chingola, Zambia) on 11/06/2011

Hi srinivasan, Can you please give the name of the Hospital & Doctor in Bangalore? Many thanks.

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.

Anal Fissure Tips
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Usa) on 12/21/2011 2073 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.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Sita (Boston, Ma) on 09/13/2011
5 out of 5 stars

After suffering from fissures for almost 6 months, I was desperate for a cure. I was seriously considering surgery but was able to avoid that with the help of multiple things. I will list them here:

1. If you have the urge to go, don't stop it - just GO

2. Sitz baths really helped in pain relief. Atleast twice a day is a must (more if possible)

3. Keep the rectum area well lubricated all the time. I tried multiple things but what helped me most was Ghee(Rarified butter). This is a very common product in Indian cuisine. I ate one tablespoon of ghee (sometimes more) everyday and also applied it externally two-three times a day. Also make sure to apply it before a bowel motion. Trust me, it works like a miracle on the pain.

4. Incorporated more fiber in the diet. I like Fiber One original cereal (1 serving has 57% of daily fiber requirement). Some foods I swear by are: cabbage, brocolli, sweet potato, apples, pears, papaya and mango.

5. I took botox injections in the rectal area. This is not very known in the US but is apparantly quite common in Australia. They help relax the rectal muscles and restore blood flow to the region which helps in healing of fissures. Ask your doctor about it. It took me about 2 weeks before I started noticing a reduction in pain.

6. I also take vitamin D supplements. Avoid acidic foods. Eat well and enough so that it is easier to have a bowel motion. Sleep is a great healer.

All the Best! Have faith - this is not a severe condition but yes, the pain is severe. It does get better, it does heal!

Posted by Maggie (Overland Park, Ks) on 05/01/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Soothe your anal fissure or soreness internally by eating okra cooked in a little water. Eat a half cup per meal. In a very short time you have these lubricated pellets inside you which help your movements slip out easily.It seems to heal your system on the inside.

I also put aloe gel (from any drugstore) onto a q-tip and gently apply it on the external area and internally a bit too. In the event of itchiness, dab some dilute vinegar in the area, or apply 'a and d' ointment with a q-tip. Very relieving.

Changing Leg Position
Posted by Randy (Jc, Nj) on 11/23/2010

Not sure about this one. If it works for you, that's great. However, the natural position for deficating is squatting. I would have thought the lower toilet seat would have been a good thing. Keeping your legs straight sounds very counterintuitive to me, but again, if it works, it works!

Changing Leg Position
Posted by Jini (Vancouver, Bc, Canada) on 05/18/2011

If you go watch my "Constipation Pooping Positions" video on YouTube, you will see why extending the legs helps in situations where you need to relieve the downward pressure on the rectal canal or anus. Other times this is also helpful is with anal stenosis or stricture - go see the vid, I explain it all there.

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

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.


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!

Olive Oil
Posted by Patricia (Texas, US) on 06/05/2014

sorry about previous post typos and post poorly stated. I can report, pain free day, all day! Remember I had multiple BM earlier today, normally pain would last from AM thru PM.

What I learned:

1. Keep rectum clean throught out the day, use baby wipes soaked in witch hazel and apply organic coconut oil, I sit on heating pad for blood flow.

2. 1-2 Tablespoon organic olive oil at bedtime.

3. 1/2 tblsp manuka honey, 1/2 tsp coconut oil, 1/2 tsp organic aloe Vera juice, mix well, insert with a syringe at bedtime

4. Bath increase from 1-2x, to 3x daily, sitz bath when time allows.

5. exercise - walking helps.

6. Sit in over size firm pillow, at home and work; in car.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Jane (Portland, Oregon) on 03/25/2011

I second that!! There are too many other pure choices to even consider oil by-product.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Dee (Nyc, Ny) on 03/27/2011

My mother discovered that drinking a shot of olive oil cured her constipation that she had suffered with for years.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Anothertip (Ontario, Canada) on 11/17/2011

Just try flaxseed oil (cold pressed)

Mineral Oil
Posted by Doris (Santa Ana, CA) on 10/12/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Take mineral oil. Cure constipation, encopresis, impacted stools, etc. When worst few times of constipation or encopresis are finished, change to cod liver oil or olive oil for continued feeding and healing of intestines, sphyncter, rectum, and stomach.

Ailment: Laxatives force stool expulsion by irritating the bowels. If stools are hard, impacted, if rectal fissures exist internally, at rectal opening, hemmorhoids, etc. - pain and possible damage occurs from laxatives forcing stools out with no regard to existing damage. Our child's bowels became impacted due to prior medical issues. Doctor prescribed pediatric enemas and laxatives. All caused horrific pain, fissures, even hemmoroids, etc. We stopped them immediately when pharmacist told us laxatives were causing worsening conditions. Doctor then referred us to psychologists who diagnosed either "stubborn-child behavior" and prescribed spanking (imagine child's bottom that is withholding 2 1/2 weeks already!), or put child through "colostomy surgery for everyone's convenience", and even putting our child on "a schedule of 5 anti-psychotic drugs to cure stress". We ignored them all, searched online holistic cures, found ailment-related mineral oil cure info. Doctor did NOT want to prescribe mineral oil or cod liver oil - gave no reason.

Cure: Mineral oil is tasteless, odorless, colorless. Regularly available without rx at drug store and at grocery store. It softens stools, lubricates bowel walls for smooth passing, NOT pain at all. Oil helps heal internal fissures or external hemmorhoids. Take as is, or stirred into porridge, or mixed in blender 40 seconds with favorite beverage (smooth like a milkshake). Drink a tablespoonful of mineral oil after food (a meal), or take it with a few crackers, wash it down with a beverage. Being odorless, colorless and tasteless mixes in food easy (cod liver or olive oil have hard-to-swallow strong flavors; cod liver oil is available in cherry flavor now). Works especially well where artificial sweetener's breakdown into methanol/fermaldehyde have ruined your intestinal wall's filli, or for those needing acidopholus milk. Coats insides, helps protect and heal. Distended (stretched) intestines or colon will regain elasticity and normal size quicker.

Dose: Normal daily dose is 1 tablespoonful 8 hours before anticipated bathroom use. Lubricates bowels to pass stools softened - NO discomfort, NO diahhrea. Extreme impacted, constipated, weak bowels, use 1 teaspoon per 20 pounds of adult body weight (3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon). Children dose 1 tablespoon (not teaspoon) per 10 pounds body weight. Then stay close to home - have bathroom, change of clothes ready just in case - anywhere from 5 minutes to 2 hours. Stools will be very softened, passing through very lubricated intestines (oil calms sphyncter and rectum also). Since there's NO diahhrea-style rush or nausea, pre-prepare your bathroom in case you don't "feel" your body's need to BM- it might be sudden.

After, drink water or a mild beverage to relax any emptiness feelings after releasing constipation blockage.

Doctor later said mineral oil cure was fastest, healthiest, emotionally safest cure she'd seen.

100% cured!

Posted by Afsaana (Dallas, Tx) on 04/23/2010
3 out of 5 stars

Worked Temporarily

Hi, Do you continue to take vitamin B6? I was having the same condition and I found great relief once I took B6. If I stop taking, the pain comes again. Also I hear that long term use may be toxic and could have irreversible nerve damage. Kindly let me know.

Posted by Ammazurin (London) on 06/06/2019

I've had chronic anal fissures for about 10 years and have tried every treatment and protocol out there. The pain has been unbearable at times and often debilitating, you end up not even leaving the house! What I've found helps the most for long-term healing is simply a change of diet and lubrication. Keeping active also helps with bowel movements but isn't key in my experience. Cut all grains and dairy, eat plenty of apples or pears as well as any other fruits or vegetables (apples and pears have been the best for me as they result in nice soft, comfortable and fluffy bowel movements!) and use only raw coconut oil, pure ghee, butter and cold olive oil for eating. Lubricate after every bowel movement and at night with plenty of good quality olive oil. Smearing it around the outside of the anus and probing internally gently with your little finger works best if in severe pain but don't go too deep as your finger and even suppositories can make the fissure worse.

Once pain subsides and healing begins (after a few days of eating better) you can go deeper with the olive oil. Apples and olive oil are the way to go, simple and uncomplicated but extremely effective.

Olive Oil
Posted by Urussah (Mauritius) on 06/09/2020

Hello.. can I put the extra virgin olive oil directly in my anus .in a site I read, its not so advisable to do so ... won't it burn? I will also try to use manuka honey ... I hope it works for me ..Ii have been suffering for 5 years with 3 surgeries done.. but fissure re occured and my life quality has been greatly affected due to pain... now I'm turning to natural meds though I'm so hopeless.

Vitamins C and E
Posted by Michael (Sacramento) on 10/01/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Additional Vitamin C and Vitamin E for Anal Fissures

I made smoothies in the morning and at night with 1/2 cup orange juice for vitamin C and 1 ounce raw almonds for vitamin E and 1 ounce raw pumpkin seeds for zinc and my anal fissure healed completely in about 4 days.

According to the website: proteins, carbohydrates, arginine, glutamine, polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium, copper, zinc and iron play a significant role in wound healing and their deficiencies affect wound healing.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Notsohapppy (New Jersey) on 04/13/2016

Is there a specific type of coconut oil or brand that you suggest?

Olive Oil
Posted by Bojan (Vienna) on 05/16/2018

Hello. I will try this olive organic oil option as for anal fissure. I have problem since more than 6 months but from 20 february . I am doing fiber diet but also glycain what doc prescribed. They want know to come 3 week to they put gel in my anus. I decided not to come.I just want to know which type exactly olive oil to make subsidaries in frigde. Btw how oft to use enemas? I am losing my mind from problem, live in vienna am 35 and invited to wedding in canada am 30, july
So I want badly to heal. But my work is contstant standing and moving. Seling tickets tours and driving richsaw. Problem is a cam stop more then 2 weeks. Thanks what about fissure oil from optimal network?

Clove, Coconut Oil and Eucalyptus
Posted by Chris (Atlanta, GA) on 01/03/2023

You should always dilute essential oils in a carrier oil like olive oil. Pure essential oil may kill pain quickly but could harm the tissues as it is very potent

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 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 Anon (Anon) on 05/30/2016

You might have an infection. You may want to look into goldenseal, raspberry leaf, echinacea, thuja, yogurt, activated charcoal. If you mix the olive oil with crushed garlic it may work even better.

St John's Wort
Posted by Annmarie (CT) on 03/08/2022

Hi! Did you take Saint johns wort orally in a tincture or did you apply it directly in rectum? Thanks for any help!

St John's Wort
Posted by Charity (faithville, Us) on 03/08/2022

Home Remedies For Anal Fissure – Bitkisel Ortam

St John's Wort
Posted by Annmarie (CT) on 04/29/2022

Hey! Did you take it internally as a tincture or did you apply internally into the rectum? Thanks for your help!

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.

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 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 Kauser (India) on 08/11/2014

Did you drink chlorophyll or apply on the area? I have been anal fissure and piles for last eighteen years and have undergone for three surgeries but not effective. I would appreciate your response. Thanks again.

Anal Fissure Remedies
Posted by Ev (Australia) on 05/07/2015

Botox injections cured my fissures after 20 years of pain.

Anal Fissure Remedies
Posted by Drcc (Usa) on 06/26/2015

Can you explain how the botox works? That is something I was thinking about. Thank you.

Anal Fissure Remedies
Posted by Dr Howard (Torrance, CA) on 06/29/2015

Calcium fluoride 30X as the anus is weakened from lack of elasticity thus it protrudes. Silica 12X from strength and tone. Both work well together.

Anal Fissure Remedies
Posted by Ingo (Los Angeles) on 02/22/2021

Was it just tightness or was there swelling, I feel like my anus is so swollen it's about to burst. And yes I can barely get a finger in it's extremely tight. Planning on visiting the doctor although I hate going to the doctor, but I've had it for weeks and it doesn't seem to be going away by itself

Anal Fissure Remedies
Posted by Vikas (India) on 05/05/2017

Which noni juice you are talking about. Kindly share the exact name

Coconut Oil, Antibiotic Ointment
Posted by Dee (Lawrenceburg, Tn) on 08/02/2015

What type of antibiotic ointment did you use?

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

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

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Lilli (Kenmore, Wa) on 02/06/2013
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Wheatgrass, Vitamin E
Posted by James (Sterling, Va) on 10/19/2012
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Dietary Changes, Chamomile Tea Bags, Aloe Vera Gel, Wheat Germ Oil
Posted by Simmi (Johannesburg, South Africa) on 07/11/2012
5 out of 5 stars

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.

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?

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 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.

Botox, Multiple Remedies
Posted by Jpl (Los Angeles, CA) on 04/17/2014

Eat organic yogurt. I only eat wallaby from whole foods or Ralph's or sprouts. No I'm not a seller. Just someone with more than 10 years experience with this problem. And having tried most everything. The wallaby will cure the cut from inside. But you still have to keep stools soft. And sometimes I add coconut oil or neosporin to the outside, especially at night and before going to the bathroom. If wallaby ever goes out of business I'm in trouble. 100 million probiotics in one cup. And no the pills with billions didn't work. For some reason it has to be yogurt.

Horse Chestnut, MSM
Posted by Vikas (India) on 05/06/2017

Were the two medicines suggested by you taken separately or were they mixed together?

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Homer (Tex) on 07/03/2015

Thanks Jennifer, I have been suffering from this for over a year, will try this . Question, the vitamin E and coconut oil supplements , did u buy them separately?

Witch Hazel
Posted by Big D (Olympia, Washington) on 01/23/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Witch Hazel works great for soothing and preventing anal fissures as well as hemmoroids. I currently suffer from IBS so my bowel movement tend to be irregular, making it uncomfortable to go. Clean then wipe with a damp cotton ball (not soaked) after a each bowel movement until symptoms go away.

For hemmoroids dampen half a cotton ball and insert partially in the rectum (like a soppository) for a few hours or as long as needed. Caution! Can sometimes burn or sting a little But usually goes away.

Changing Leg Position
Posted by Rafa (New York, New York, Usa) on 03/28/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Anal fissure cured by changing leg position during bowel movement

Had an anal fissure for over a month, with no apparent cause, other than typical bowel movements. It was very painful and led to a great deal of bleeding. I saw that one suggestion was to change the position of the back while having a bowel movement. This only helped slightly; HOWEVER, during this process of changing positions during a BM, I realized that the toilet I have been using was too low to the ground for me, causing my knees to be very bent and legs upright during a BM. It must have been putting strain on the anus. By extending my legs out in front of me during BMs, the pain and bleeding stopped within one day. Leg positioning seems to have been the simple cause of these anal fissures. It was such a simple solution and I wanted to share this with people with the hope of it helping them cure a very painful and annoying condition.

Changing Leg Position
Posted by Kal (London, England) on 06/12/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I just wanted to say to you a big thank you. I've been in horrendous pain for 4 weeks now and I tried the above change of position. For the first time in 4 weeks I didn't have any pain after a BM. Thank you so much for your advice. I'm now off to buy some vitamin B6 to see if that helps.

Anal Fissure Tips
Posted by Srinivasa (Bangalore, Karnataka) on 06/21/2011

Hi, I suffered from chronic anal fissure for 5 months and tried everything but nothing worked, which may be acv, aloevera, stool softener anything and everything. My problem was after bowel movement the pain use to hang around continuously for the whole day and I lost around 10kg weight. After all this I decided to go for surgery, this june 8th I got operated and very next day got discharged. The same day I had bowel and amazingly it was pain less, I was under medication for 3-4 days. There use to be little discomfort for 6-7 days. Now I'm all right sharing my wonderful experience with people who are really undergoing severe pain, I suggest you if you have the same problem pls pls pls get operated. the cost of my operation in Bangalore in a reputed hospital costed only Rs.15,000/- that's around 400$ to 500$. Wish you all the best and speedy recovery.

Anal Fissure Tips
Posted by Hossein (Tehran, Iran) on 06/27/2011

Srinivasa, would you tell me what kind of operation did you have? it was a laser surgery for vaporization of the fissure or it was a sphincterotomy?

Anal Fissure Tips
Posted by Srinivasa (Bangalore, Karnataka) on 06/30/2011

Hi Hossein,

I had Anal Fissure sphincterotomy, they put me in anastesia, not conscious while operation. it took them 10 to 15 minutes, beleive me now I started preparing for Marathon for 10 km though I'm 45 years old with hypertension taking regular medicine for BP, I'm completely alright and enjoying my time, I can eat anything now, no more pain actuall speaking now enjoy the relief of bowel moments as it use to be earlier:).

All the best to you Hossein.

Anal Fissure Tips
Posted by Babitha (Bangalore, Karnataka) on 09/25/2011

Hi Srinivasa,

Congratulations on the success of your surgery. My husband is going through the same problem and gone through sphincterotomy, but is still in a lot of pain. Can you please tell me which hospital were you treated in and who is the doctor. This information will be very useful to me. Kindly help.

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.

Anal Fissure Tips
Posted by T (Edmonton) on 08/07/2018

That's the worst, for a female try this, push up using both hands finger tips, push along the outer wall side on both side of the anal hole, around where stool is sitting, especially if you have a dropped bowl, the pressure will help muscle push out stool. Not sure for male not sure as scrotum in the way. I found this online forgot what it's called.

Olive Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Honey
Posted by Samba (Buea, Southwest Region) on 12/12/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Olive oil + cod liver oil + honey relieved my anal fissure

Yesterday, due to an agonizing pain from my bleeding anal fissures and hemorrhoids, I was browsing the internet for a relief and visited this site. I read about mineral oils, olive oil, cod liver oil, honey and beeswax and how the could relieve my situation. I managed to go out - was in serious pains - and bought some honey, cod liver and olive oils. I could not find beeswax. I took a tablespoon full of each of the oils and the honey by mouth. I then mixed 1 teaspoon of each of the items in a small glass bowl, and then applied the mixture on the external part of my anus. the anal area well lubricated, I used a dropper and injected about 2ml of the mixture in my anus. I was able to sleep quietly (took some panadol though) and I am feeling quite some relief. about twenty four hours now, I am feeling so strong and I can wait to share this with someone who may be suffering the agony of anal fissure and hemorrhoid at this time. I hope to get beeswax today and to add aleo vera gel to the combination. I believe these are all natural and little risk of overdose.

Olive Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Honey
Posted by Fizzy (Los Angeles, Ca) on 06/04/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Cod liver oil pills worked like magic. Helped on the first bowel movement following the issue. I'm now taking that and Vitamin B6 per this website and are doing much better, so thank you all and hope this helps someone else going through this painful issue.

Olive Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Honey
Posted by Miri (Tirana, Albania) on 11/05/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Olive oil has really worked for me also...

I injected about 3-4mm of pure olive oil inside anus before bowel movements. It lubricates the anus and makes stool pass easily. Although inject olive oil after bowel movements and before sleeping helps the skin to heal very. very fast....

I hope it helps others.

Olive Oil
Posted by Umah (Malaysia) on 02/20/2018

Hi.. Can u pls brief me how to get rid of this anal fissure pain? Im suffering with for 2 yrs rdy.. I cant bear it anymore.. Pls help me...

Potassium Permanganate
Posted by George (Liverpool, Lancashire, UK) on 05/21/2009
5 out of 5 stars


1 go to your chemist and buy a small jar of potassium permanganate,also called condys crystals

2 buy a tube of haemorhoid ointment you only need the applicator tube that comes with it,you may have one already

3 take a new sterile handkerchief or similar piece of cloth and wrap it around the applicator and covers the tip of the applicator as well.

4 get a small empty glass or jar and put about a heaped teaspoon of the condys crystals in the jar, now add a little water at a time until you get a mix which looks like pale ink,if you test it with your finger it should stain.

5 get a condom and go all around it and make holes from from the bottom to about half the way up, these will allow the mix to leak out in to the fissure.

6 now take your cloth wrapped applicator and dip it in to the mix until well soaked, you might put on plastic gloves for this job or your hands will be stained,

7 next when your cloth is really wet with the mix slip your condom with the holes in it over your assembly and tie the end off so nothing can leak an elastic band will do, and smear baby oil or vaseline on the condom.

8 now insert condom in to anus a short distance and then wiggle it about and the mix will leak in to the area of the fissure and enter the fissure....

9 I did this every day for 3 days on the third day i was pain free and it never returned,beforehand i was in agony and due for surgery, the relief of the cure was amazing

10 my doctor gave me the tip about condys but i had to work out how to get it in to the right area of the fissure because the doctor told me to sit in a bowl of it, that didnt do any good because it has to get inside so i had to brainstorm a bit to come up with my method..

11 dont treat yorself with this method unless your doctor has diagnosed you as having a fissure, and ask if this is a suitable treatment for your case, all i can tell you for sure is if you have a fissure this works and it is a permanent cure and fast, i have changed my diet since and make sure i eat fruit and drink more water.. good health


Posted by Heather (Palmdale, CA) on 04/23/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I have had very bad bleeding every time I had a bowel movement. I tried the vitamin B-6 and within a few days, no more blood. I will still have a colonoscopy to make sure everything is fine but I am glad that there is no more bright red blood in the toilet. I think I had an internal hemmoroid or a fissure - either way it is better. Try it, it works!

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