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This article was published on July 16, 2012, and was last updated on May 1st, 2019 in Hemorrhoid Banding.
Currently, there are several anal fissure remedies that are used by doctors around the world for the successful treatment of this condition. Anal fissures are very common and usually respond well to a variety of different treatments. If you are suffering from an anal fissure, seeking the proper anal fissure remedies can greatly reduce the amount of recovery time.
An anal fissure is a very small tear that occurs on or around the anus. They can be very painful despite their small size and it usually will take a few days to heal. They are typically the result of over straining during a bowel movement, or trying to pass a movement that is too hard. Anal fissures can also be caused by other injuries to this delicate area. While they are small, they can feel as though they are quite large and sufferers usually want to seek anal fissure remedies as soon as possible.
One of the easiest anal fissure remedies is a sitz bath. This is a warm water bath that is very soothing and can bring instant relief. In addition, it helps keep the area very clean, which is beneficial to speed up the healing process. Even just sitting in warm water can be a very effective anal fissure remedy.
The addition of fiber to the diet and the use of stool softeners can often be helpful to those suffering from anal fissures. A softer stool is less traumatic to the injured area, and helps to allow the area to heal.
Other common anal fissure remedies include topical ointments or creams that help numb the area. These can be applied at any time, but are most beneficial before a bowel movement. This is time when an anal fissure can be very painful and numbing the area will make having a bowel movement much easier. With the right anal fissure remedies, you can easily treat this condition and get back to living your life pain free in a short while.
Many anal fissures will not heal when using these simple over-the-counter remedies. If you do not respond to these simple treatments, you should seek medical care from a physician familiar with these types of problems.
It is very important for adults over the age of 50 to schedule a regular colon cancer screening test every five years. Although anal fissures are usually quite harmless and the result of a simple injury, there are some cases where they may be a sign that there is a more serious problem. Screening for colon cancer is an important part of total body health and can increase your chances of catching this deadly disease in its early stages. Colon cancer is very easy to treat when it is discovered early, and regular colon cancer screenings are very beneficial in helping doctors catch it while it is still treatable.