The anus is a critical part of the body that allows humans to expel waste. Occasionally, for a multitude of reasons, damage is done to parts of the anus during the act of expelling waste. One of the most common problems is called an anal fissure which is a tear in the lining of the anus and which produces significant bleeing, pain, and discomfort. If you suffer from this unfortunate condition, here’s what to look for in an anal fissure ointment that works.

Anal fissure ointment ingredients to look for 

The best and most effective anal fissure ointments are made with natural ingredients including herbs, minerals, and amino acids that promote pain releif and healing. It’s best to choose an ointment that is colorless and odorless which further cuts down on the possibility that harsh chemicals are used in the product. It’s important to choose a product that packs a heavy dose of topical anesthetic so that the pain of your condition quickly subsides. 

Effects after application

You should feel significant relief after the application of an effective anal fissure ointment. That relief should include pain relief, a decrease in swelling, reduced bleeding, and no more burning or itching commonly associated with this problem. An effective treatment should have near immediate effects.  

Other key factors to consider when choosing an anal fissure ointment

Of course when choosing over the counter medications, you’ll want to be sure that it’s a Food and Drug Administration approved ointment. You’ll also want a treatment that is proven, has a track record of success, and that was developed by professionals in the field that know best how to handle these health issues. The ointment should also be affordable because achieving optimum health and wellness should never break the bank.  

When to see the doctor

For the most part, anal fissures heal themselves over the course of a few weeks if treated well at home. An increase in fiber and water intake help speed up this process. But after a few weeks if you’re still suffering from your fissure, you should probably make an appointment with your doctor to rule out any other underlying conditions that might be having an impact on this issue. 

About Robert Cutler, D.O.

Dr. Robert Cutler has performed duties as a specialist in the field of Proctology over 30 years as a practicing physician. Over this time, he has had great success integrating patient care from both an efficiency standpoint and as a practical approach to holistic and preventative medicine. Dr. Cutler also performs FDA approved Clinical Trials and has had formal research training in Human Subject Assurance Training, OHRP/NIH and Good Clinical Practice for Investigators, Quintiles. Dr. Cutler continues to work on creating more affordable solutions to help people who are affected by ano-rectal problems as well as various chronic or acute skin issues.