Wald A, et al. If your infant has an anal fissure, be sure to change diapers frequently, wash the area gently and discuss the problem with your child's doctor. An increase in muscle tension, also called resting pressure, in the internal anal sphincter can lead to fissures. It is also sometimes used in children; there is no licensed medicine for treating chronic anal fissures in children. Topical calcium channel blockers work by relaxing the sphincter muscle and increasing blood supply to the fissure. American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Postoperative care includes stool softeners, fiber supplementation, and a postoperative visit to the surgeon to ensure healing and resolution of the fissure.
He is in the process of publishing results from his first patients, two thirds of whom were pain free within ten days.
A quick guide to managing anal fissures
Managing gastro-oesophageal reflux disease GORD in adults: Treatment with GTN often causes headache and about 20 in every people using it have very bad headaches. A majority of anal fissures heal on their own, and no treatment is needed. This item is 5 years and 9 months old; some content may no longer be current. Wald A, et al. It is imperative that the right amount of medication be compounded to make the topical ointment and that the patient wash his or her hands before and after application. Diseases of the anorectum.