Surgery is not always compulsory to treat fistulas that can occur in several different body parts. Antibiotics can be used to fight fistulas that have been caused by a disease. On the other hand, fistulas may be caused by injury or during an operation too. Strangely enough, it becomes necessary to create a fistula in medical cases where prolonged medication has to be given to the patient via the tube.
Fistulas are narrow passages that form between body organs or between an organ and the skin. The purpose of the treatment would be to get rid of the infection and close the opening. While several new treatments have become known in recent times, herbs and natural medicines are known to relieve the symptoms of the disease.
A nature-based Ayurveda treatment in Pune, India claims to possess a permanent cure for fistulas based on the Kshar Sutra treatment that applies to all types of fistulas. It is reported that such a treatment is replacing surgeries with a tremendous success rate. Having developed a variety of probing techniques, the right Kshar Sutra is inserted in the passage of the fistula.
Whether the treatment will succeed depends upon two factors – the quality of the thread and the proper method of insertion in the fistula track. While the thread is changed every week, the treatment may continue for 6 weeks or longer. That should be a very convenient method of treatment since there is no need for daily dressing or hospitalization, bed rest, whatever. Routine work may be done by the patient quickly enough after the thread insertion.
There exist several reasons to prefer natural treatments because surgery and antibiotics do not assure of permanent treatment success. Chemical medicines can be harmful with bitter side effects and surgery may not remove the fistula eternally that might recur. Yet, herbal medicines require more time and patience besides the faith factor. They have been around since times immemorial.
In a vesicovaginal fistula, a woman's vagina becomes connected to the urinary bladder. The result is leaking urine that causes frequent infections in the vagina and bladder.
Those who suffer from Crohn’s disease in advanced countries stand the greatest risk of developing fistulas, maybe 40% of them getting an external or perianal fistula.
Manuka Honey, turmeric, garlic, coconut oil ghee, and rich yogurt are all natural antibiotics and anti-inflammatory agents.