Suggestions for creams after ileostomy reversal

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   Posted 6/7/2006 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I would appreciate suggestions on creams or other treatments to have on hand when I have my ileostomy reversal on 6/21. I've read about all of the problems with "butt burn" and I certainly don't want to go to the hospital unprepared.
How long should I expect the problem to go on?  I've been told by the surgeon that I will probably be able to return to work about 6 weeks after the surgery. Is it realistic to think I'll be able to stay out off the toilet long enough to work?  Thanks!

Midwest Phil
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   Posted 6/7/2006 10:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Chertuc,  Yes it is reasonable to return to work after 6 weeks out, depending on the work you do.  If it is office type where you have a toilet available, as well as your diet, it can work.  Also as far as creams go, there's alot out there.  Primarily I use the Calmoseptine which has a cooling effect with menthol in it, but it can also set you skyrocketing if you are really raw.  In that case, I use the Ilex with plain ole vaseline or petroleum jelly to cover it as it becomes real sticky.  In the hospital they gave me convatec Aloe, and it was ok, but I find it useful for a mild butt burn.  The key is to catch it early and keep in creamed up so to speak.  Also take your own "soft" toilet paper with you as the hospital uses the generic sand paper.  Good luck to you.  Phil

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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 6/8/2006 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello! My son had an ostomy reversed when he was two months old and he got a bad rash, it even bled at one point :(. I felt so bad for him I think I cried more than he did LOL! I used Boudreaux's Butt Paste (yes that's the real name LOL) with amazing results for awhile. I also used A&D ointment with some results. Then out of sheer frustration I mixed up my own stuff. Knowing baby skin is VERY sensitive I only used stuff fit for baby skin, tried it on my most sensitive areas, then tried it out. I mixed Butt Paste, A&D ointment (all found in the baby section at any store), Coppertone's WaterBabies sunblock (for it's superduper waterproof power) and Udderbalm...also called Bag Balm. The concoction seemed to help too but then suddenly got worse. At that point I learned that sometimes a yeast rash can develope so I then got a perscription for yeast..topical application. It worked wonders! Within 24hrs the once bleeding rash was heeling fast!

about a week later he no longer needed constant application of the creams but I still kept them on hand. He is breastfed and so I kept an eye on my diet just in case, I'm sure the same thought would help you too. Good luck!


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   Posted 6/11/2006 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Barrier creams from the ostomy supplier are also suitable for protecting the perianal skin as well as peristomal skin. Coloplast's Comfeel barrier cream is good, as is Pelican's.

I'm 27, from the UK and have Crohn's colitis and an ileostomy

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