Nitroglycerin Cream

Nitroglycerin is a vasodilator meaning it dilates and relaxes the blood vessels. Its topical form is used to prevent chest pain in people with coronary artery disease. It cannot cure an angina attack, but it can prevent its occurence. Twice daily application with six hours gap is recommended. It is also used to relieve pain due to anal fissures. It relaxes the muscles of the blood vessel near the anus and gives relief from pain. It is advised to use 12 hourly for three weeks for complete relief.

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How can anal fissure be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, Six months ago, I faced anal fissure problem, which resolved through diet and medicine. One month ago due to constipation, bleeding started during the passing of stool. Now one inner hemorrhoid has protruded about 0.3 inches in size in the anal area. This creates pain for six hours aft...  Read Full »

Dr. Datta Ram. U

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You must be having a recurrent anal fissure (fissure-in-ano). You need to see a surgeon so that you are not missing anything else.For fissures, the following remedies work wonders: I suggest you to do Sitz bath thrice a day for 15 minutes each time. Sitz b...  Read Full »

Is there any medicine, exercise or diet to help with chilblains during winter?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old male. I live in a cold environment. I get chilblains every winter on my fingers and toes (they become swollen red and itchy). I always keep myself warm wear gloves and socks all times but still get them. Is there any solution for this medicine, diet, and exercise? I...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Chilbain is one of the inflammatory disorders due to prolonged exposure to cold temperatures. Usually in travelers and can be in families. Precautions play a very important role. Regular care by soaking in warm water followed by drying and application of moisturiz...  Read Full »

What causes irritation around the anus?

Query: Hi doctor, It has been two days that I am feeling some irritation around anus. Today, I noticed some small lumps that are tender to touch and causing mild irritation regularly. Apart from that I have upset stomach and I am getting semi-solid motion. A month back, I had a stone in the urinary tract, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It appears that you have recurrent anal fissures. You can see it in the picture as a tear (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and these will be very painful. Do you have a family history of colon cancer? Did you have a colonoscopy? Do you have a complete b...  Read Full »

Please suggest medicine for anal fissure.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 26 year old female. I am having anal fissure and some crack in the anus. I am bleeding when I go to the toilet. It is very much painful. Please help me and suggest some medicine for this. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you the following medicines for anal fissure. Consult your doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent: 1) Intra-anal 0.2% Nitroglycerin twice daily for six weeks. 2) Use Ispaghol husk in warm water. Add one tablespoon in 1-1/2 glas...  Read Full »

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