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   Posted 7/21/2008 9:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, I have not been on for awhile but I need some help. My bum is really really sore. Feels raw. I use a bottle to rinse post bm's (and that even burns)and dab not wipe. I do go 3 to 8 times per day. What can I do for this??
Thank You so much. I'm sorry if this is a repeated post.
 I Love MY Chihuahua: Roxy
DX with CD of the TI in 2004 by colonoscpy biopsy, with partical obstructions x 3. Anemic, constant elevated ESR & WBC. Constant abd. pain and fatique.    
Meds: Vit B-12 shots monthly, zinc, multi vit, Vit E, Pentasa and now Entocort.    

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   Posted 7/21/2008 9:42 PM (GMT -7)   
When my bum was really sore and raw my doc prescribed a topical steroid foam that my hubby injected into my rear. I supposed I could have done it myself but it was much easier for him to do it. It really provided great relief.

If you don't want to go to the doc you can use a soothing ointment, like neosporin or something. I know, raw bums are awful! I hope you feel better soon!

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   Posted 7/21/2008 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   
What really works for me is baby diaper rash cream called Penaten or any (zinc oxide cream). My doctors have recommended this versus other cortisoid creams which tend to thin the skin. Good luck....just do what you are doing with the rinse bottle, dap'n is good maybe even try a warm face cloth, dry and then put a good layer of cream on. Hugs......sore bum been there!

  • 41 yr old farmwife!! and mom of boys 11 and 9
  • resection surgery Feb. 2008
  • Pentasa, Entocort (when needed), citalopram,probiotic

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   Posted 7/22/2008 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
My doctor recommended a baby cream too - he said to make sure it is one with Silicone in it as this protects the skin. I have used this for 3-4 years now and it is brilliant. yeah

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   Posted 7/22/2008 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I love, love, love Calmoseptine.  It's OTC, but the pharmacist will have to order it for you.  It's got menthol in it, which cools the burning and short circuits the itching.  And it creates a moisture barrier and protects skin from all the wear and tear.  It lasts a long time, too.  I'm about half way through my jar, and I've had it for over a year now.  And believe me, it gets regular use!

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   Posted 7/22/2008 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I have to admit I just use neosporin with the pain killer in it.
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   Posted 7/22/2008 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I use Aquaphor. Like the father in My Big Fat Greek Wedding used Windex for all kind of ailments, I use Aquaphor. It's kind of like vaseline, but better.
50 y/o F. CD dx'd Aug 05. Initially on Pentasa, then Imuran 125 mg. Started Humira (very reluctantly) on 10/24/07. Ileocolectomy 4/08.

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   Posted 7/22/2008 9:07 PM (GMT -7)   
oh, and use baby wipes (make sure they are septic safe) instead of normal tissue. Helps a lot.

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   Posted 7/22/2008 9:22 PM (GMT -7)   
CALMOSEPTINE!! My Gi gave it to me. It is WONDERFUL. You can get it at the pharmacy. Likely, you'll have to have them order it. It's about $7 a tube, but it is AMAZING. My first severe flare, my bum was so incredibly raw I was practically missing a layer of skin and as my mom put it "The WORST case of diaper rash she has EVER seen." I couldn't even sit on a pillow on a soft chair without crying. Within 48 hours, I was able to sit.

Be sure not to use vaseline because it acts as a barrier and prevents healing. I used a squeegie thing and splashed warm water on my bottom, blotted with a towel and lathered up with calmoseptine. I kid you not, it's a miracle ointment. I have a tube in every bathroom and bag in my house and my family uses it religiously now too whenever they have IBS or just bum issues themselves. It says you can use it for diaper rash and I've been tempted to slather some on my daughter!
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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   Posted 7/22/2008 10:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like you have a fissure(s), those are painful, feels like pooping out razor've gotten some good suggestions above...I like using extra virgine olive oil because not only does it instantly soothe the pain but it also heals the can also do sitz baths with epsome salts which also soothes and heals.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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   Posted 7/24/2008 9:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the replys, I was worried about the fissures thing. I hope I don't have them but it is really sore and yes at times feels like pooping razor blades. I am going out to get some of that Cal???? Cream tomorrow or order it anyway.

 I Love MY Chihuahua: Roxy
DX with CD of the TI in 2004 by colonoscpy biopsy, with partical obstructions x 3. Anemic, constant elevated ESR & WBC. Constant abd. pain and fatique.    
Meds: Vit B-12 shots monthly, zinc, multi vit, Vit E, Pentasa and now Entocort.    

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   Posted 7/25/2008 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Kaycie said...
CALMOSEPTINE!! ... It says you can use it for diaper rash and I've been tempted to slather some on my daughter!

Don't do it.  My rectal surgeon is the one who introduced me to Calmoseptine, but he warned me never to use it on infants.  Their sense of touch isn't as sophisticated as ours, and they interpret the tingling of the menthol as burning.  And one of the reasons we love it- it's thick and stays put- is a real problem in that situation.

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   Posted 7/28/2008 9:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey not2spunky, I've found that all the advice tat the others have given is great advice, but what also helps are alot of sitz baths and regular baths with tons of epsom salts. It relieves the pressure and soothes the pain. Good luck with  everything. :)

Age:22/6"1'/138lb - Diagnosed: 2001 @ age 15 now 22
First time mom as of March 8th 2008
Past drugs: Pentasa, Flagyl, Budesonide, Prednisone, tons of Antibiotics, Didrocal
Past herbal remedies and vitamins:Probiotics, Omega 3&6, Prenatal vitamins, B12, Calcium, iron, vit C, vit D, vit E, Selenium, mineral drops
Current drugs: Valtrex, Warfarin, Prednisone :(, 6mp :( NOT WORKING
Problems:Fissure and Tags on rectum, blood clots, ChronicUTI's, Osteopenia, Ulcers in my decending Colon
No surgeries....yet. Gone through 5 G.I.'s
Procedures: 3 colonoscopies, 1 upper endoscopy, 2 barium swallows, 1 biopsy of the fissure and tag (chron's affected)

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   Posted 7/29/2008 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I feel your pain. I just went through TWO months of sore bum and pooping razor blades.  The kind of sore that you feel like you are going to throw up or pass out from the pain if you have to go to the bathroom one more time.  I tried proctocort, lidex, hydrocortisone cream, and a whole bunch of other stuff and all it did was make the skin more raw and it severly dried it out.  It took almost 2 months just for the damage all the meds did to heal. Also if you are a female, I know for me it screwed up the balance of natural flora down there so on top of everything else I had infections in the female regions at the same time.  I have found that nursery jelly, which is just vaseline works the best.  If you buy it in the baby isle it comes in a convienent tube you can even carry around with you.  I use it before I go and it makes wiping raw skin less painful and stops the D from making the raw and soreness worse.  I know some have metioned sitz baths and they are the other thing I did to clear it up.  I could tell the difference if I went just one day without taking one.  I hope this helps and that you feel better soon.

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   Posted 7/29/2008 9:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Calmoseptine!!! LOVE this stuff too!!!! :-)
Living with Crohn's Disease since Jan./2000 but had a few years prior
I'm a true Crohnie with IBS and Arthrities too
Meds I have tried:  Too many to list- LOL
Meds currently on:  Prednisone 15mg tapering
                           Methotrexate injections once a week 25mg
                           Folic Acid 5mg once a week
                           Wellbutrin twice a day
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   Posted 7/29/2008 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Calmoseptine ftw. Could not make it through the day without it.
20, Male, diagnosed over Christmas Break of my Junior year in High School. BEST CHRISTMAS EVAR LOL

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   Posted 7/29/2008 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Any product that has zinc in it is very soothing. Jo
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