Most fissures heal on their own and do not require treatment, aside from good diaper hygiene in babies.
However, some fissures may require treatment. The following home care methods usually heal most anal fissures.
If the anal fissues do not go away with home care methods, treatment may involve:
Anal fissures generally heal quickly without further problems. However, people who develop fissures are more likely to have them in the future.
Occasionally, a fissure becomes chronic and will not heal. Chronic fissures may require minor surgery to relax the sphincter.
Call your health care provider if symptoms associated with anal fissure are present, or if the fissure does not heal appropriately with treatment.
Danakas G. Anal fissure. In: Ferri FF, ed. Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2008: Instant Diagnosis and Treatment. 1st ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby; 2008.
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