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crohn's pt mom
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   Posted 3/18/2009 11:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Is there a wipe out there that can be used after using the toilet, if you have a perianal abcess?  While my daughter's at home she can wash, but if you are out (which isn't happening too soon) what ones would be good for you vs. bad for open wound?

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   Posted 3/18/2009 12:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I have never had a perianal abcess, so if this is a bad choice, please don't shoot me:) But I use the generic brand of Tuck's. They have witch hazel on them. Not sure if that would sting or not.
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   Posted 3/18/2009 12:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I carry the little packs of charmin wet wipes with me. But you might also try baby wipes, or some feminine wipes. Anything wrapped individually or in small packs should work in case she needs to "hide" it on the way to the ladies room. When I am at work, I can easily slip an individually wrapped wipe into my waist band on my way to the ladies room and no one needs to know, since I very rarely would take my purse with me.

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crohn's pt mom
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   Posted 3/18/2009 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your thoughts. As you can imagine there is a lot of irritation down there from the constant drainage.

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   Posted 3/18/2009 2:03 PM (GMT -7)   
My son is getting tested next week for Crohn's, ulcerated colitis, celiac disease, and anything else they can find down there due to weight loss, fever, and encopresis. Anything I should know or tell him? He is 9 years old and down to 55 lbs.

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   Posted 3/18/2009 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   

I use the tucks too, well the walgreens generic ones; they do help to soothe the burning from many bathroom trips.

Crohn's pt mom;

Both of my sisters recently had babies within one week of each other, both girls.

They have access to all kinds of wipes, and you know I been testing them all out on me. Some even claim to be good for the environment.
Hopefully something for a baby's bottom, would be mild enough to work.


Welcome to the forums, I see this is your first post. smilewinkgrin

You may do better starting a new post of your own. idea Kinda hard to see yours way down there at the bottom, but I seen you sneak in through the back door.
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   Posted 3/18/2009 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I use the walgreen's generic ones as well, but I've also seen some made by vagisil that are supposed to work pretty well(not sure if it solely for that area however...).
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   Posted 3/18/2009 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I use Charmin wet wipes. Any of them that are alcohol free. Beware that some you can flush, but most baby wipes you can't flush.

I remember all too clearly how distressing it was going out to the doctors or store when I had an open wound down there and then having to go to the bathroom!! Just the thought of poop in the wound was very distressing to me. What I found to be most helpful was a small squirt bottle filled with water. Like you use to spray plants but make sure it can spray in a narrow spray -- just misting doesn't do much. It needs to adjust so it can get a good hard spray. I found mine in a drug store and it fits in my purse. I keep spraying until everything is washed off. I find having the spray bottle and wet wipes with me really reduces my stress about going and not being able to clean up -- even now that my wounds are healed. I still have setons which are hard to clean so I keep my sprayer with me.

How is your daughter doing? I know it was hard going for a while.
Diagnosed with rectal Crohn's in early 2007.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulae with setons.  Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP, and vitamins D and B-12.

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   Posted 3/18/2009 6:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Heishancell,

Welcome to the forum! I am so sorry your son is sick. So young! I don't have any suggestions for you, but I think others may. I suggest you start your own topic so others can see it and respond. Welcome again.
Diagnosed with rectal Crohn's in early 2007.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulae with setons.  Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP, and vitamins D and B-12.

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   Posted 3/22/2009 11:00 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi crohn’s pt mum,


I also have a perianal abscess and I understand the difficulty with wipes etc especially when out and about.


I live in Australia and I have found these wonderful wipes at my local chemist – they’re called ‘rectogesic cleansing wipes’ – rectogesic is also the name of a cream used to treat anal fissures. The wipes are alcohol free, thicker and softer than any baby wipe I’ve ever tried and so soothing for the abscess area (believe me, I know!!). They come in packs of 25 and there is nothing I would recommend more highly for your daughter’s situation – they are a great alternative to toilet paper.


I hope it brings her some relief. I’ve just recently discovered these and am so grateful they exist – even the most expensive brand of baby wipes cause me pain.


Here is a link to the Australian website hopefully you can find it where you live also:




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