What Are Some Natural Treatments for Fissures?

What Are Some Natural Treatments for Fissures?

Natural treatments for anal fissures include moisturizing the affected area with coconut oil and taking warm or hot baths at least once per day to improve blood flow to the area, advises Dr. Ben Kim. It's important to avoid skin irritants, such as bubble baths and scented soaps, adds WebMD.

To reduce strain in the anal canal, patients with anal fissures should drink plenty of water to maintain proper hydration, eat 20 to 35 grams of fiber every day and avoid straining during bowel movements, according to WebMD. If natural treatments fail to heal anal fissures, doctors may prescribe nitrate ointment or calcium channel blockers.