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How to apply Diltiazem cream?

Postby ukfissure » 29 Aug 2012, 20:03

Hi guys
After a very painful 48 hours and an emergency hospital stay I find myself 'blessed' (ahem...) with an anal fissure.
I've been prescribed Diltiazem cream (2%) to apply twice daily but wasn't given much direction. I've applied this twice now but both times it's been burning to the point of pain. I've been applying it on the outside ring of my anal opening... am I applying it right or do I need to go deeper?
Any advice? Right now I find it easier to move about etc without the cream and I doubt this is what the doc intended!!
Thanks!
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Re: How to apply Diltiazem cream?

Postby Strangeworldaf » 29 Aug 2012, 23:11

Apply it on the anal ring and most important one inch inside.
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Re: How to apply Diltiazem cream?

Postby ukfissure » 30 Aug 2012, 04:27

In all honesty is the relief that the cream brings worth inserting a finger up there? Normally not an overly painful act but in my case that's gonna be bordering on deathly!
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Re: How to apply Diltiazem cream?

Postby Strangeworldaf » 30 Aug 2012, 07:18

Use something small to insert
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Re: How to apply Diltiazem cream?

Postby Ever the Optimist » 30 Aug 2012, 12:38

Hi UKFissure,
Try this link to provide you with some info on applying Dilitazem. Truly hope it helps you.........worked WONDERS for me :)
http://anal-fissure.org/t5116-dilziatem
Good luck!
Chronic Fissure diagnosed December 2011
Healed by Diltiazem around Feb 2013
Anal Fistula followed burst abscess in June 2012
2 internal troublesome piles remain & suspected, but undiagnosed, ongoing Levator Ani type symptoms & flare-ups
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Re: How to apply Diltiazem cream?

Postby ukfissure » 30 Aug 2012, 16:56

Thanks guys, started to apply it using a Q-tip today and for the first time in 5 days it's been bearable enough to have a BM! Lets hope this is the start of it getting better...
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Re: How to apply Diltiazem cream?

Postby dan2012 » 30 Aug 2012, 18:39

I heard from multiple CRSs that you should not apply inside. It actually makes no sense medically speaking - the skin absorbs the medicine and it goes right to the fissure if you just rub it outside around your anus.
The problem with applying inside is that you could hurt yourself (like I did when I was applying inside) and you will be getting no benefit from it. Diltiazem is not like Neosporin, putting it on the fissure itself isn't helpful.
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Re: How to apply Diltiazem cream?

Postby bellboa45 » 22 Feb 2016, 18:21

I have read that people keep their diltaizem cream in the refrigerator. I was never told to do so and it is not on the prescription label. I have had the cream not in a fridge for almost a month, any chance it has gone bad or something? It does not seem any different.
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Re: How to apply Diltiazem cream?

Postby Canadabum » 22 Feb 2016, 21:46

Unlikely it has gone bad - it does not need to be refrigerated. It may become less potent after 6 months in the tube/jar (that is what I was told) -- but most likely you will have used it up before then.
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Re: How to apply Diltiazem cream?

Postby bellboa45 » 29 Feb 2016, 19:19

Thank you. The cream has an expiry date on it. Still over a month until then. I think the problem I have now is a painful lump just outside the anus. It stings like fire when the cream eventually touches it.
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