What is the role of topical analgesics in the treatment of anal fissures?

Updated: Nov 09, 2018
  • Author: Bruce M Lo, MD, MBA, CPE, RDMS, FACEP, FAAEM, FACHE; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Topical lidocaine can be used as an anesthetic to help relieve pain associated with anal fissures. Clove oil has also been studied and shows some promise in providing analgesia. [38]


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