What can be done at home to treat an anal fissure?
Sitting in a Sitz bath (a shallow bath covering just the hips and buttocks) is suggested to help relax your anal sphincter and reduce pain. Eating a high-fiber diet, drinking lots of water, using creams to numb the area and laxatives to soften hard, dry stools can also help.
Author: Karen McCloskey
First answered: 23 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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