The following is a guest post by nutrition and health expert Ashley Bennet. Edited for content and clarity by Jake Leonard.
Anal fissure is one of the most annoying and sensitive health problems happening to our lives. You have likely dealt with anal fissure in the past and wasted hours looking through articles trying to find a treatment. In those articles, they likely named some odd raw materials you can use for home remedies, but don’t know how to prepare them. This article will provide for you some effective home remedies using common raw materials easily found in stores to help treat anal fissure, such as coconut oil, olive oil, apple cider vinegar as well as fiber supplements.
1. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a very helpful natural home remedy. Coconut oil has lots of medium-chain triglycerides which easily and quickly penetrate your skin, especially the skin affected by the fissures. The oil will keep the affected area lubricated to allow for the healing process. To utilize this method, simply apply the oil to the affected area 2 to 3 times daily. You can also add coconut oil to your diet with your meals for better results. If you suffer from frequent cases of constipation and digestion, it is recommended you use coconut oil on a frequent basis. With continued usage, you will not only alleviate the fissure symptoms, but also improve your skin and overall health. Coconut oil can also help you with a cure for anal itching
2. Olive Oil
Olive oil has its own amazing benefits to our health and beauty, but specifically for women. Olive oil has a wide range of healthy fats which lubricates our bowel system, allowing the stool to go through easier. It also contains anti-inflammatory capabilities which effectively assists to decrease any pain resulting from the fissures. A professional study has shown that a mixture of olive oil, honey and beeswax resulted in an effective reduction of a wide range of fissure symptoms including pain, bleeding and itching. To utilize this method, mix the same amount of olive oil, beeswax and honey in a bowl and put the mixture in the microwave to warm it up. Apply the warm mixture on the affected area and it’s suggested you apply the mixture 2 to 3 times daily.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar
Constipation and straining from bowel movements have led to worsening anal fissure symptoms. Apple cider vinegar has been proven to be an effective remedy for treating constipation successfully. It contains pectin, which is considered as a water-soluble fiber, which can improve our digestion system as well as promote efficient bowel movements. To utilize this method, mix 1 to 2 small tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a cup of drinking water, add some drops of honey into the mixture and enjoy. It is suggested for best results, drink the mixture 1 to 2 times daily.
A high-fiber diet does encourage positive bowel movements, and frequent fiber intake directly results in softer stools that pass easier. There is absolute NO purpose in using a lot of pressure for a bowel movement to take place. This can damage the lining of the anus. Some excellent rich sources of fiber include fruits and vegetables, but also foods with incredibly high levels of fiber including quinoa, spinach, oatmeal and pumpkin seeds. You can ask for your doctor’s advice in regards to taking fiber supplements as well. It’s suggested when taking in a lot of fiber in your diet, balance it out by drinking plenty of water to avoid any possible gastrointestinal discomfort.
About the Author:
Ashley Bennet has worked and trained in the field of nutrition and health for over 3 years, consistently providing people with useful information about nutrition as well as helping them with their common health problems.