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betsaronie
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   Posted 10/6/2010 11:17 AM (GMT -7)   
for those of you who've used this on ulcers, how are you applying it? How long did it take to start giving you some relief?

I'm still in the stoma and body shape changing phase so my wafers started leaking, but i didn't realize it and my skin started to ulcerate and while I wait for convex wafers to get to my house i had more leaking so its gotten worse. :(
-diagnosed with UC Dec 2006 at 22
-allergic or intolerant to all 5ASAs, sulfa and 6-mp
-emergency transverse colostomy on 9/13/10 from perforated colon
-Now IBD is indeterminate tests will be done after healing if still UC J-pouch surgery, if Chron's take down of colostomy

polishdan
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   Posted 10/6/2010 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
betsaronie
I have been using friars on and off for a long time. I just apply it with a Q tip. Dip it in the bottle once and run the Q tip around the stoma and on anywhere that is ulcerated. If you need more, use a new Q tip, don't dip the used one in the bottle. Be sure to let it dry before you put your wafer on. I use a hair dryer to dry the friars. As a matter of fact I use a hair dryer to dry around my pouch everyday after I shower. The friars seems to be sticky when it is dry.

It's gonna burn like h***. But it works.

Dan

betsaronie
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   Posted 10/7/2010 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks!
-diagnosed with UC Dec 2006 at 22
-allergic or intolerant to all 5ASAs, sulfa and 6-mp
-emergency transverse colostomy on 9/13/10 from perforated colon
-Now IBD is indeterminate tests will be done after healing if still UC J-pouch surgery, if Chron's take down of colostomy

privey
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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 453
   Posted 10/7/2010 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   
betsaronie
Polish Dan lead me to the friars and my ulcers that I have been struggling with for months are nearly gone. My bottle came with an eye dropper and I use it. It will burn like fire so have something close to fan with or use your blow dryer. The one thing I found out when using it if I used my blow dryer it blew all over the tile next to the commode so I don't know if this will be an issue for you but now you know as much ass me but that ain't much.....
Cathy

polishdan
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   Posted 10/7/2010 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
privey

Glad to hear friars is workin for you. When I have an ulcer it stings all the time. After putting the friars on and the fire goes out, and I put on a new pouch the sting goes away right away. Does it work like that for you?

Dan

privey
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   Posted 10/8/2010 10:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Dan
Yes it did. I actually put the friars on let it burn and dry and then put another application on top and the second one didn't burn like the first one. The stuff is amazing. I've told several docs about it and they weren't all that impressed but I guess you have to have a ostomy or skin ulcer to appreciate things like this.

The skin ulcers are painful and the friars does buffer some of that pain. Unfortunately my largest one was under the rim of the wafer and I had to really press to get it to stick so oucheee it was terrible.


Cathy
Cathy

polishdan
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   Posted 10/12/2010 2:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Cathy

If your dryer blows the friars off maybe you are putting too much on with the eye dropper. I always dry with a drier and it never bows off. Try a Q-tip.

Dan

Gemini1930
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   Posted 11/2/2017 1:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Used Friars Balsam on ulcer near stoma. Big mistake. Within two days the ulcer was much worse painful and bleeding. Back to square one. But certainly would not recommend FB to anyone.

Tom1
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Total Posts : 260
   Posted 11/3/2017 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been using Friar's Balsam Tincture of Benzoin for many years, successfully. I don't know what I would do without it.
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