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Q. I am suffering from anal fissure and using Lignocaine gel. How to heal it?

Answered by
Dr. Shyam Kalyan N
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 22, 2019 and last reviewed on: Nov 25, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am having an anal fissure for the last three weeks. I took Paracetamol 500 mg, Cremagel ointment, and Lignocaine gel. How to heal the anal fissure?

Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist Otolaryngology (E.N.T)


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An anal fissure can be a very troublesome problem. In my practice I suggest the following measures.

Do sitz bath daily three times. Cremagel (Diltiazem 2%) should be applied in the orifice half an hour before passing the stool. Take two teaspoons of lactulose solution followed by two glasses of water during bed time. Increased uptake of green leafy vegetables, fibrous vegetables, and fruits. Quit smoking, and drinks if you do. Do cardio exercises regularly.

If followed properly the fissure can heal. This region has peculiar anatomy. The fissure does not heal that easily, because the anal sphincter is tight which prevents the return of venous blood. When you do sitz bath with warm water and apply Diltiazem ointment the sphincter relaxes helping the blood to flow and go back. Thus the vascularity helps to remove inflammatory products and heal the wound. Increasing the fiber content of food helps in the formation of soft stools which do not cause the tear in mucosa while passing stools. The injury initially occurs due to constipated hard stools. Lactulose increases water entry into the large intestines and helps to form soft stools.

I hope this helps.

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