While you are waiting for your anal fissures to heal up and go away, you may wonder what you can do to ease the discomfort you feel every time you go to the bathroom. If so, use one or more of the following home remedies for soothing the pain caused by your anal fissures.
Insert Olive Oil into Your Rectum
This first home remedy helps prevent your fissure pain and discomfort before you go to the bathroom. This treatment involves inserting a small amount of olive oil into your rectum. While inside, the oil helps to not only soften the stool but also coats and lubricates it to make it easier to pass, preventing further tearing of the anus.
For this treatment, you will need a teaspoon of olive oil, a small oral syringe, and lubricating jelly. If you are a little grossed out about handling that area of your body, you may also want to wear a pair of medical gloves.
Draw the olive oil up into the syringe. Then, apply a liberal amount of jelly to the tip, and gently insert it. Push the plunger to instill the oil, then slowly pull it out. Wash the oral syringe with hot, soapy water so it will be ready for the next treatment. You can use this remedy before each bowel movement, if necessary.
Apply Aloe Vera Gel after Each Bowel Movement
Even if you use the treatment described in the previous section, you may still have some burning and irritation after you go to the bathroom. To ease these symptoms, apply aloe vera gel directly to the area. When you apply aloe vera gel, it not only soothes your discomfort, but it also helps speed up the healing process so you can get rid of your fissures quicker.
Pour a small amount of the gel onto a cotton swab, then rub the anal area to coat it with the gel. You can use the aloe vera after every bowel movement or every few hours if you feel any irritation between trips to the bathroom
Using one or more of the above home remedies can help ease the symptoms caused by your anal fissures while they heal. However, if you notice that your symptoms are not getting any better or suspect they may have become infected, contact a doctor from a clinic like Pilipshen Colon & Rectal Surgical Services to have them examine the area and discuss your options for treating the fissures.