i also have perianal crohns and I used the same cream you did for my fissures. It did work well. For the itching, I use Rosebud Salve from Sephora. It is kind of like petroleum jelly but it smells like roses and it feels good.
Hope you're feeling better soon.
Hi, I have had 2 perianal abcesses removed in the last 3yrs and before surgery i tried many of the lotions & potions available from the pharmacy, slapped them on the area thickly and covered with gauze as a couple of other posts have mentioned. I was visited by the home nurse after my second surgery and she advised me to use something called a " CAVILON STICK" it is basically a swab that you wipe over the affected area and it coats that area with a very thin protective film that acts as a waterproof barrier to all the nasty infections etc that can occur during the healing process. It works wonders as i was very concious of infection occuring whenever i had a BM before i used Cavilon sticks but since using them i don't have to worry about the endless cleaning routine that would usually take place.
Hope this helps