Anal fissure

  • Prevention

    To prevent anal fissures in infants, be sure to change diapers frequently.

    To prevent fissures at any age:

    • Keep the anal area dry
    • Wipe with soft materials or a moistened cloth or cotton pad
    • Promptly treat any constipation or diarrhea
    • Avoid irritating the rectum


    Danakas G. Anal fissure. In: Ferri FF, ed. Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2008: Instant Diagnosis and Treatment. 1st ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby; 2008.