oh yes, I have this all the time!! And yes I have tried so many things too! For me it seems to be a loosing battle most of the time. i sucks cause I dance around holding my butt and I look like an idiot!!! :o\
xylocaine 2% jelly - it numbs the pain and itch - its an anestitic
I use a siringe to inject it up there and it works really well.
I also use zinc oxide cream - you can find it down the baby isle in your local store.
I also have nitroglecren cream that I use.
And yes, salt baths do work well too. I haven't tried the blow dryer trick yet but I bet it would be a good one.
Hope this helps!
Trust me I so know what you are going thru!!!
praying for a good night's sleep and a happy bottom!! :o]
1998: Colitis - removal of colon, temp. ostomy 10 mths.
2000-07: disease free & doing well with j pouch.
2007-09: rectal pain & discomfort, loss of bowl control. diagnosed with Crohns March '09 currently on: Emtec, Azathioprine [Imarun] & Remicade. Med History: steroids, predizone, cipro, loperamide [imodium], gravol, previcid, cholestramine, xylocaine jelly, zinc oxide creme, etc.