“Acute anal fissures are usually managed by various invasive and non-invasive modalities ranging from simple lifestyle changes to chemical and surgical sphincterotomies. Frozen finger, prepared using a water-filled ordinary rubber glove, was successfully used in one hundred patients, thus providing a cost-effective and simple solution to the problem.”
That’s a quote from the study ” ‘Frozen Finger’ in Anal Fissures” (by Megha Tandon and Rohan Khandelwal, published in Tropical Doctor, vol. 39, no. 4, 2009, pp. 225-226 ), perused in the article “Medical Research: Walking in Water, Frozen Finger, Chilling Hand” in the special WATER issue (vol. 29, no. 2) of the magazine.