Why are tucks used?

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I have an anal fissure, and I'm supposed to put a cream and a wet tuck in my butt 2 times a day. 

I don't know why the reason a tuck helps, and I looked on the internet and can't find out why. I asked a nurse and she doesn't know. I tried to ask my doctor but it was at a bad time because he was busy and said he has no time for questions. 

So I had this theory but I could be wrong. The tuck is wet. If I put cream first, then I put a tuck and the tuck absorbs the cream and causes drops of the cream to fall into my anus and would cause it to heal. 

Ever since I thought of this theory I always stand up for a couple of hours after putting the tuck in my butt. 

Am I right about my theory? If I'm wrong and you know why tucks are used then please tell me.

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