emory - I looked again at the Proctofoam wedsite because I believed I read it has 1% steroids. This is what it said...
"Hydrocortisone acetate USP 1%: a topical corticosteroid with anti-inflammatory, antipruritic and vasoconstrictive properties. The anti-inflammatory action of hydrocortisone inhibits the inflammatory reaction to toxic or mechanical injury.
Pramoxine hydrochloride USP 1%: is a surface or local anesthetic, which is not chemically related to the "cain" types of local anesthetics. Its unique chemical structure is likely to minimize the danger of cross-sensitivity reactions in patients allergic to other local anesthetics. Pramoxine produces satisfactory surface anesthesia and is well tolerated on the skin and mucous membranes. It works by numbing the area that is treated."
I am concerned about 25% every day as I am so sensitive to everything.
We will see January 9 what doc recommended. Maybe the Anucort every three days or something to help along the Proctofoam. Suppositories are so much easier to use.
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only 2 cm. left to heal in rectum - going to try Proctofoam first.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Close to remission -spoke too soon!