Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl)

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Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl)

Postby tdb » 02 Jan 2022, 12:17

My story is a bit different - I didn’t have a traditional fissure, but I hope this can help some of you. I had a hemorrhoidectomy that never fully healed. The wound became infected and about 7 months later I had a fistulotomy to clean the wound (it’s unclear if I had a fistula but an MRI showed a very small one). Since then I’ve been mostly pain free but the same small area of the wound (about 0.5 cm) refused to heal. It had been over a year since the original surgery.
After trying just about everything I came across a product in the US called Active Skin Repair. The active ingredient is Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl). I was willing to try anything so gave this a try. They make baby and kid version so I figured it was safe. I used the Hydrogel version and applied it about 5 times per day.
After about 3 days I could no longer see any opening of the wound. It’s now been over a week and I continue to see progress. I finally feel confident that I am on a permanent path to healing. I believe this product is what put my healing over the edge, but it was supported by many other things I’ve been doing. Here is a list of what has been helpful and not.
Helpful (for me)
- Hypochlorous Acid, 5x/day (#1 biggest help)
- Nitroglycerine, 2x day (helped the worst pain but only to a point, never fully closed the wound)
- Anal massage, 1 finger, 10 min, 2x day with water based lube (prior to applying medication)
- 1 tbsp. olive oil with 8oz of water and lemon juice (for taste), first thing in the morning to keep stool soft
- 1 dose of Miralax 1x/day after dinner
- Diet: NO gluten, added sugar, dairy, red meat, or alcohol. Limit coffee to 1-2/day if you must (caffeine causes anal contraction/spasm which inhibits healing). Bone broths, lean meats, eggs, and other protein sources that promote tissue repair are good, and of course lots of vegetables for fiber.
- Supplements*: probiotics, digestive enzymes, gut repair/leaky gut blend, magnesium (citrate, glycinate, malate), MSM, L-arginine, L-glutamine, bone broth powder and/or collagen, wheatgrass powder
*Hard to tell how helpful these were, but may have supported healing and didn’t seem to hurt. I definitely recommend the probiotics. I used Ancient Nutrition Gut Restore.
Not Helpful (for me)
- Psyllium fiber: kept me regular but added bulk, which stretched the canal and kept the wound from closing. Olive oil and miralax were my best friends.
- Coconut oil: STUNG! Seemed to make things worse.
- Calmoseptine: recommended by my doctor; like a diaper rash ointment for adults, but caused irritation
- Flagyl ointment: prescribed by my doctor; helped with healing but caused irritation and seemed to leave skin tags (I didn’t have them before using)
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Re: Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl)

Postby Pipyeah777 » 24 Mar 2022, 16:36

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Re: Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl)

Postby HealMePlease » 20 Jan 2023, 16:23

Can you recommend a brand or have a link to this item? How are you doing now 1 year later?
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Re: Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl)

Postby Pipyeah777 » 20 Jan 2023, 19:46

Hey there, I am healed since September 2022 and have had no other issues. I am on miralaxx morning and night and maintaining soft stools for the long haul. I have realized my body just can’t process certain foods and I avoid gluten as well, but I will be on miralaxx for life as I have IBS-C and I never want to go through that again. It took 9 months to heal and never saw a doctor about it because by the time I could get the actual apt, I was healed and cancelled. So anyway, funny I was thinking about making a post this morning about the cream that essentially healed me, you can get it on Amazon and I know that is what healed me. It’s called amerigel hydro wound dressing. I figured whatever heals diabetic gaping wounds would surely work and it did, but the thing I leaned is that it heals and opens a lot but that’s part of the process and eventually will heal. It truly will. After two months of using this gel, and the gel only and using miralaxx and cleaning gently after pooping and nothing more than that, it will and less is more with what you do. Miralaxx, gel, gentle cleaning. And time. Lots of time. I used two of those small ointments and I am thankful that I found it. I just had to think about people with severe healing issues and diabetics have the worst time with wounds that don’t want to heal…. So yeah. I hope that helps you. I’m so glad to be done and will never ever take my health for granted. I eat healthy and exercise and keep myself stocked with miralaxx lol that has been one of the best things also. Keeping everything soft.
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Re: Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl)

Postby tdb » 06 Jul 2024, 22:43

I am the original poster. I did achieve total and permanent healing. This is the product I used: https://shop.bldgactive.com/products/ac ... r-hydrogel

As I said in my original post, I didn’t have a traditional fissure, but an anal wound from hemorrhoid surgery. I hope this can also help you.
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Re: Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl)

Postby chachacha » 07 Jul 2024, 18:48

I need something like this so will ask my colorectal surgeon about it when I see him later this month. I looked at the product information, but couldn't determine if it is safe to be used on mucous membranes. Thank you for your post.
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Fissure diagnosed in 2011
Diltiazem for two years - didn't work well
LIS January, 2015
Hemorrhoidectomy December, 2017
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