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Date : 10-Jan-2015
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User:I am suffering from fissure about 10 days
Doctor:How have you been managing it so far?
User:I am eating fiber foods,
User:taking stool softner
User:and sitz bath
Doctor:I see
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:problem is that fissure has started to heel but I was prescribed 3 ointments
User:1. lignocacine for pain
User:2. soframycin
User:3. diltigesic
User:when i apply diltigesic
User:it creates burning sensation for 2-3 hours
User:with lot of pain
User:i can see that the main part of fissure that was red has started to heel
Doctor:Thats not something i have ever heard of from a Diltiazem Cream
Doctor:Why not apply the Lignoicaine first then apply the diltigesic
User:normal pain has also reduced. but from yesterday there are skin tags in lower part are little bit swollen
Doctor:Ok, i understand
User:I stopped using diltigesin and using only soframycin
Doctor:i see
User:i dont know the cause of swelling, the red parts which created most pain and were around the opening are slowly going away but this swelling is new
Doctor:well, you can bring the swelling down by doing the sitz bath more frequently
User:and its far from the opening
User:in down
User:there are 5-6 skin tags or threads, each side of opening but far from it they are little bit swollen
User:i was applying wokadine after each BM, then applying diltigesic
User:will that craete some reaction ?
Doctor:nope, wokadine is iodone
Doctor:it will not cause any issues
User:Ok so that should I do now as fiisure is healing but I don't want swelling to increase
User:pain from fissure is reducing but swelling is not allowing me to sit
User:also I can't handle the burning sensation caused by diltiazem anymore
Doctor:The swelling is nothing but fluid accumulation, it's part of the healing process. Give it time
User:but should stop applying diltiazem ?
Doctor:It's supposed to help by relaxing the anal sphincter.
Doctor:If it's causing you pain, then skip it
User:it is healing it but will lot of pain
Doctor:but it you want, try and apply the lidocaine creme first
Doctor:then try the diltiazem
User:both cream can be applied at same time ?
User:or one over other ?
Doctor:first lidocaine, then the dilitgesic, maybe 5 minutes apart
User:Ok. and soframycin ?
Doctor:That is an antibacterial, best to use it after every BM
User:is it possible that diltigesic causing some adverse effect. should I try any different brand ?
Doctor:I looked it up, it can cause rashes, thats about it
Doctor:I don't think it'll cause you any harm
User:ok. I was fearing that it is the cause of skin tags swelling
User:but it does pain a lot after applying
Doctor:Then skip it
User:Ok I have a silver nitrate cream also
Doctor:Its not something that will affect the overall healing
Doctor:If you are using sofra.. i dont think silver nitrate will help too much, they both do the same thing
User:sorry its silver sulfadazine
User:so out of two which should i use ?
Doctor:I would prefer the Soframycin myself. Its more active against the bacteria that grow in the colon
User:Ok. Thanks
User:is there a need to go and see a doctor ?
Doctor:No Problem
User:or it will heal on its own ?
Doctor:Anything else I can help you with?
Doctor:The fissure will eventally heal without any intervention as long as your diet has a good amount of fiber
Doctor:but these creams will speed the process
User:Ok. I has been healing. i was just worried about swelling, thats new
Doctor:There should be a bit, it's part of the process
User:Ok then thankyou doctor
Doctor:Happy to help
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