Can anal fissures be prevented?
For fissures in infants:
- Change diapers frequently.
- Treat constipation, if that is found to be the cause.
For fissures in adults:
- Keep the anorectal area dry.
- Wipe the area with soft materials, a moistened cloth, or cotton pad. Avoid rough and scented toilet paper.
- Promptly treat all occurrences of constipation and diarrhea.
- Avoid irritating the rectum.