Post Edited (broomhilda) : 3/13/2008 8:18:47 PM (GMT-6)
Tastroman - I can completely sympathize with you. I have had crohn's for about 17 years now and the whole rectal issue has got to be the worst thing to deal with. I recommend the pantyliner approach but along with that you really have to treat the problem. If you are already taking rectal meds (enemas or suppositories) and are just waiting for them to really work, I would use Desitin Creamy (diaper rash cream) on your raw area. I saw it here in another post and I tried it and it started working overnight. But speaking from experience you need to talk to your doc and get taking something to treat the actual issue. You will be so glad you did.
It's things like this that make crohn's such a difficult problem to talk about, I don't know many people who like to discuss their BM/Rectum, Even if it's with the Dr. Having said that I have lots of body hair (there too) so cleanup after the restroom can be quite a chore. My wife suggested using baby wipes after a BM, works for me and it feels clean (odorless) too. hope that helps.
And yes I have also used womans panty liners too.