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Posted by: Cat | 2010/06/19

Anal Fissure

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What over the counter medicine could I use to treat an anal fissure?

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An anal fissure is a crack or tear in the skin of the anal canal and most will often heal within a few weaks without any treatment.

I may help too take a stool softener such as DUPHALAC for the next month or so to prevent straining when defecating (a lubricating haemorroid ointment such as preparation H ay also be helpful). A SOFT toiletpaper is also advised.

If this is not effective you should see a doctor.

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Posted by: pharmacist | 2010/06/21

An anal fissure is a crack or tear in the skin of the anal canal and most will often heal within a few weaks without any treatment.

I may help too take a stool softener such as DUPHALAC for the next month or so to prevent straining when defecating (a lubricating haemorroid ointment such as preparation H ay also be helpful). A SOFT toiletpaper is also advised.

If this is not effective you should see a doctor.

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Posted by: A | 2010/06/19

You can use Anugesic cream from the chemist. It will numb the area.

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