I’m going on a cruise next week and I’m wondering if it’s ok to go into the ocean with my draining setons. I have three setons that are peri-vaginal and they have only been in for a month, so they are actively draining. I also just had another abscess burst close to one of the setons and the resulting fistula is draining as well. Any experience with swimming in the ocean?
Also, are there any sort of creams I can put over the skin around the new fistula so maybe it will heal enough to not be super painful. Right now Im using Neosporin but Im wondering if there is something better.
I am trying to get a hold of my surgeon but the NP is out and Im waiting for the advice nurse to call me back. So in the meantime, I would appreciate some insight.
Laurenne, 25 Graduate from University of California, Davis. BA-Anthropology
Dx'd w/ IBS and CD in 2002. Three abscesses that are now fistulas, with three setons!
On: 6MP, Zoloft, Cimzia (working so well, I'm on Miralax too!), folic acid, b12
Tried: LDN- Did nothing good, Remicade- allergic, Humira- no reaction