Treat an Anal Fissure Naturally

An anal fissure is a small tear in the skin of the anus. It can cause pain during bowel movements, but is a pretty common condition. Most fissures, in fact, can be easily treated at home. They affect people of all ages and genders and are caused by injuries to the anal canal from things including large stools, constipation, and even diarrhea. They can also develop if the internal sphincter’s resting pressure is too high and causes spasms and reduced blood flow.

 

How can I tell if I have an anal fissure?

  • Stinging or burning pain during a bowel movement
  • Severe anal itching
  • Bleeding or yellow discharge

 

How can I prevent an anal fissure?

The best way to prevent anal fissures is to prevent the issues that cause the fissures.

  • Prevent constipation
  • Control diarrhea

 

How can I treat an anal fissure?

  • Eat foods high in fiber to help control constipation.
  • Drink lots of fluids
  • Get exercise each and every day
  • Schedule your bathroom time at the same time every day
  • Enjoy a sit bath two or three times a day. It will soothe the torn tissues
  • Avoid toilet paper and use wipes instead.
  • Stay away from spicy foods.
  • Gently clean the area after each bowel movement
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