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Do cortisone pills help cure anal fistulas?

Do cortisone pills help cure anal fistulas? What is taken to help cure them without surgery?

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  • Brooke Abbott moderator
    1 year ago


    I’ve never heard of cortisone pills for that. But I was given topicals to help heal and a steroid regimen. I didn’t respond to steroids, but I did respond to the topicals I was given. I currently use diaper rash cream, neosporin & skin ointment similar to vaseline to help heal irritation.
    -Brooke Team Member

  • Pam.Kingsland moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi @katkat05 – thank you for your question! I hope you will get some additional answers from our community but in the meantime, I also wanted to point you towards our page regarding Fistula treatments, medications, surgery, etc. in case it’s helpful to you!

    Please keep us posted! – Pam ( Team Member)

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