An anal fissure is a small cut or tear in the lining of the anus. The crack in the skin causes severe pain and some bright red bleeding during and after bowel movements. At times, the fissure can be deep enough to expose the muscle tissue underneath.
An anal fissure is not usually a serious condition. It can affect people of all ages, but it is most common in infants and young children because constipation is common in these age groups.
The tear usually heals on its own within four to six weeks. When the fissure lasts longer than eight weeks, it is considered chronic.
Certain treatments, such as stool softeners and topical pain relievers, can promote healing and help relieve discomfort.
Bathe the area with warm water to which you have added 5 drops of lavender and 2 drops of lemon oil. Also gently apply around the anal area with the following oil:
|Chamomile roman||2 drops|
|Tea tree||1 drop|
Other Essential Oils That Could Be Used to Treat This Condition: eucalyptus radiata, thyme linalol, *chamomile german (Matricaria recutita), *manuka (Leptospermum scoparium), *cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), *myrrh (Commiphora myrrha), *mastic (Pistacia lentiscus), *fragonia (Agonis fragrans)