RASH- ITCH HELP!!

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ace06
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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 6/27/2008 5:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I am wet anytime I am standing. Dry when I am sitting or lying. I have developed a terrible ichy rash in the diaper area. I shower at least 3 times a day, let it dry out at night, used antabotic creme, have tried babby powder and cortozone. Nothing seems to help. Any suggestions?
Age 73
PSA 4.1 in Nov 07. 4.5 in March 08 after antibotics
Biopsy 2 Pos out of 12, 1- 70%, 1<5%
Preop Pathology 3+3 contained no postop yet
robotic surgery May 5th 08
Doing good except very wet


kcragman
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 240
   Posted 6/27/2008 6:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been fighting diaper rash on the head of my penis for a while. Tried A&D and Boudreaux's Butt Paste. Bought some Balmex at the doctor's recommendation and I'm trying that now. It might be better. I also have a tube of Desidin (sp?) ready to go if Balmex is not the answer.

If you are leaking a lot (as I am), one train of thought is to NOT decrease your fluid intake. If you decrease your fluid intake, your urine becomes more concentrated, and more acidic and therefore possibly more irritating to your skin. I had a light rash for something like weeks 1, 2, & 3. Then I was OK for weeks 4 & 5. Then, maybe my internal swelling went down (just guessing) and I started leaking more, probably drinking less, and I have been battling the worst rash (for me) during weeks 6 & 7.

Just my unofficial thoughts & experience.
kcragman
Age: 52
March 2006: PSA 2.5
Dec 2007:   PSA taken for insurance application. I did not see the results until late Jan '08 - after I was rejected. Their lab said PSA 4.5. PSA again in Feb '08: 3.7.
March 2008: Biopsy. Gleason 7 (4+3) 12 cores taken. 5 on the left side were cancerous and the 6th did not look good.
May 5, 2008: Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy at GW Hospital, Washington DC.
Post op: Gleason 9 (4+5). 15% of prostate involved. Negative margins. Lymph nodes and associated glands all appear to be cancer free.


smilingoldcoot
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 338
   Posted 6/27/2008 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Debbie who used to work in a hospital nursery( and we have lots of grand kids), says make a paste with corn starch and maalox and apply to the affectec area.
 
Hope this helps.
 
God Bless
 
Richard yeah tongue yeah
Retired USAF Richard & Debbie on The Shores of Toledo Bend Lake Louisiana
Biospy 1/10/08 Gleason 10, Stage T1C  8 of 12 samples positive all Less Than 5% 
Jan & Feb & Mar all tests clear
MD Anderson = No surgery and No Proton only Hormone and IMRT
Contacted with Loma Linda and UFPTI in FL
Started Treatment at the U of Florida Proton Therapy Institute in April 2008
May 2, 2008 LUPRON & Casodex
IMRT to started  5/27/2008 Will get 42 treatments 25 IMRT and then 17 Proton
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DanmanBob
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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 6/27/2008 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   

I used KY jelly on the head of my penis and Boudreaux's Butt Paste on my scrotum.

Good luck.


Danman Bob, Born 1951
Nerve-sparing, open prostate surgery November 13, 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14; Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Post-op pathology stated that cancer was confined to the prostate
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (fraction of a pad a day as of late April 2008)
100 MG Viagra 3 times a week beginning December 2007
Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy beginning mid-February 2008
30 MG papaverine/1 MG phentolamine bimix injections beginning late April 2008
Five week post-op PSA 0.2, five month post-op PSA 0.1, next test August 2008


lvdgs
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 70
   Posted 6/27/2008 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Try using Triple Paste it works better than A&D for a rash. You could also try Monistat but the Triple Paste is heavier.

jackcc
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 80
   Posted 6/27/2008 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
For severe diaper rash the best solution is BALMEX. Its the zinc oxide. This is a creamy, non-greasy diaper rash cream. Easy to use and does the job. I bought the 16oz tubs and used it liberally. You need to keep the genitals coated all the time. All of this will eventually pass. It will definitely take care of your itchy rash problem.

pasayten
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 429
   Posted 6/27/2008 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   

I concur on the zinc oxide diaper rash ointment....  worked for me back then.   Was out of that one time and Bagbalm also did the trick.

 

 


After 3-4 years of annual PSA 4-6, biopsy recommended
3/13/2007 - 12 point biopsy - Left 0/6  Right 1/6 Gleason 3+3 T1c
4/24/2007 - DaVinci performed at Virginia Mason hospital in Seattle
5/2/2007 - Catheter Out! Final pathology of Gleason 6  T2c Nx Mx, approx 20% of prostate involved, positive margin, but only at 2 focal points.  
6/28/2007 9 weeks incontinance... Overnite, went from 4-6 soaked pads a day from prev 8 weeks to 2 barely wet pads a day.
7/12/2007 11 weeks post-op  Minimal leakage...  one small pad a day
7/18/2007 First Post-Op PSA...  0.01 !!! 
9/10/2007 Pad free and ED at 75% with 100mg Viagra generic
6/26/2008 2nd Post-OP PSA at 14 months...  0.02 


soxfans4life
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 63
   Posted 6/27/2008 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Nurse Annie agrees totally! Balmex is the nurses best friend, usually works on everything! If nothing seems to do the trick, consult your m.d. because even some diaper rashes need a prescription med!
dx. 3-08  @ age 63. gleason 6 . 1 out of 12 cores positive. 4th biopsy in 8 years. previous 3 negative. followed closely due to family hx.grandfather, father and 2 uncles dx. with prostate cancer. dre negative, cat and bone scan negative. davinci scheduled for may 27, 2008. 2 daughters, retired hospital administration, air force family years ago. Davinci on May28,2008, both nerves spared. Catheter removed in 8 days, pathology report revealed precancerous lesions. Presurgical psa was 5.9, 1st  psa scheduled for August.


kcragman
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 240
   Posted 7/3/2008 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
And the winner is.....

Desitin (for me anyway). I've tried A&D, Boudreaux's, and Balmex. But the winner for me seems to be Desitin (sp?). This stuff is thick, creamy, and sticky. I think part of my problem is that the pad wipes everything else off so fast that it does not matter (and I might be fighting skin rubbed raw as much as rash). Desitin is like putting tube paint on your privates. It is sticky and it does not go anywhere. After just one day I am feeling much better.

My wife, the medical researcher says she has come across a formula for mixing Desitin, A&D, and some kind of powder that the nurses said was magic. I can try to obtain that if anybody is interested.

kcragman
Age: 52
March 2006: PSA 2.5
Dec 2007:   PSA taken for insurance application. I did not see the results until late Jan '08 - after I was rejected. Their lab said PSA 4.5. PSA again in Feb '08: 3.7.
March 2008: Biopsy. Gleason 7 (4+3) 12 cores taken. 5 on the left side were cancerous and the 6th did not look good.
May 5, 2008: Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy at GW Hospital, Washington DC.
Post op: Gleason 9 (4+5). 15% of prostate involved. Negative margins. Lymph nodes and associated glands all appear to be cancer free.


sterd82
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 187
   Posted 7/3/2008 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Try a product called Carilsta (sp?)...made with tea tree oil.....kind of messy, but works great!

Sterd82
Age 47 - pre-surgery PSA 39
Open Radical Prostatectomy 6/9/2006
Pathological Stage T3a, Positive Surgical Margin
Gleason 3+4
PSA rose to .24 in November of 2006
6 month hormone therapy initiated December 1. 2006
36 sessions of IMRT Ended Feb 1, 2007
PSA as of May 25, 2007 undetectable
PSA as of November 29, 2007 undetectable
PSA as of May 14, 2008 undetectable
Next PSA November of 2008

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