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Date Joined Feb 2003
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   Posted 7/28/2008 12:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes when I have too much diarrhea, my butt area is often swollen, somethimes the burning is unbearable.  Is it better to use an antibiotic ointment or something like a zincofax.   I have used Preparation H but this time it doesn't seem to be helping.

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   Posted 7/28/2008 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
i use Calmoseptine. it works wonders. you can get it at any pharmacy, but most dont keep it in stock, so you have to ask them to order it. no prescription needed.
20, Male, diagnosed over Christmas Break of my Junior year in High School. BEST CHRISTMAS EVAR LOL

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   Posted 7/28/2008 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I currently use an ointment that has zinc in it and it is very soothing. Hope you find relief soon. Jo

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   Posted 7/28/2008 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, I'll see if I can find the calmoseptine, and for now will use the zincofax, lol will pack it on...

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   Posted 7/28/2008 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
My vote is for the calmoseptine, too. Also, soaking in a bath helps--although I know it's hard to find time to do that!

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   Posted 7/30/2008 2:11 AM (GMT -6)   
you can get proctocream (or something like it), a hydrocortisone cream via prescription. i am pretty sure you can get calmoseptine via the internet. that stuff is good. sitz baths/spa is great too. these are the things i do. if it is really bad, vicodin with a shot of jeager does the trick.
Crazy Harry

Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07

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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 7/30/2008 6:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I vote for Calmoseptine as well! It works WONDERS! If you are REALLY raw, it might feel kind of tingly/burning at first, but I received the MOST relief from it.

It's OTC and your pharmacy can order it for you. I usually go to CVS, and just have the pharamacist take the name and order it. My CVS now stocks it for me. It's around $7 a tube and they can get it the next day.
Kaycie - Age: 26
Crohn's - Dx Nov 05
Remicade - Next infusion - July 10th - new dose - 10mg/kg
IVF #1 (In-Vitro Fertilization) - Failed
IVF #2 - IVIg, Heparin, Baby Aspirin - TWIN GIRLS!!!
Reagan Dawn - 8/2/07 - Lived 1 hour 27 minutes due to Cloaca, NOT affiliated with my Crohn's
Addison Maria - 8/2/07 - 11 months old

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