I went to the doctor for a cracked crack. He put steri-strips on the area, A large gauze pad over the steri-strips kind of wedged between my cheeks. Then he put tape over the gauze pad and held my butt cheeks together that way. It has been 3 days, and I went back for a check and the wound is healing nicely. I am supposed to clean it with peroxide once a day and carefully use a q tip to apply antibiotic ointment. I am in a lot less pain than I was.
The crack in my crack started on friday, and I tried to keep it clean and apply triple antibiotic ointment, but every time I bent over or sat down the wound would pop wide
So I recommend this technique to keep the crack in the crack closed and allow it to heal.
I also have been using a donut pillow for when I am sitting, and try to lie on my side as much as I can. I am a stay at home mom, but the doctor offered to write me a doctors note so I didn't have to work for the next 10 days while it heals properly.
More doctors should take this condition seriously. It really hurts, and with it being such a moist and sweaty area, not to mention butt cheeks move a lot splitting the cut
open over and over again.... steri strips are really necessary.
Hope you all get feeling better soon! Cracked Cracks suck!
Post Edited (lilypie) : 8/30/2009 7:49:14 PM (GMT-6)