I have been very desperate and have tried genetian violet, which is a deep purple and dyed my skin purple for a couple of weeks, because I read many use it to help with yeast???? Well, I still had the intense itch, so I discontinued that.
I then tried Calamine lotion....the wafer stuck just fine with the calamine lotion, but it didn't help with my itch and if anything, only intensified it. So, I discontinued that.
I also have an assortment of different powders! I quit using the Alkare barrier wipes because I think they irritated my skin and have switched to the no-sting barrier wipe. I also can not use the Alkare adhesive remover wipe due to increased irritation.
So, since the adhesive remover wipes irritate my skin, when I change wafers, I just leave the sticky stuff, that won't wipe off easily, on my skin. I am not sure if this is a good idea or not, but my skin does not like alot of rubbing.
HMMMM, does anybody know if the skin will eventually harden and callous a little??? That will surely help if that happens.
As far as the itching, this is now day #3 since applying the tincture of benzoin and I am still ITCH FREE! Yippee
I am hoping to make it 5 days with this wafer so I can give my skin some rest and time to heal.
80'schick, how is your skin doing now?
Diagnosed w/colonic inertia, obstructive defecation syndrome, anismus, rectocele, and intussusecption
2005-hysterectomy w/pelvic prolapse repairs
2010-subtotal colectomy, rectopexy, and temporary diverting loop ileostomy. Parastomal hernia discovered in November, so more surgery, probably end ileostomy with relocation of stoma.