Sore from the enemas

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   Posted 1/3/2009 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I have developed a sore from using enemas night after night and wiping all of the time. I bought some hemorrhoid (I don't have hemorrhoids) medicated wipes to help calm that area and I put vitamin E on it. It really hurts though. Any other suggestions?
Female Currently Breastfeeding (All my meds are approved by the doc. for breastfeeding but they still make me nervous)
In a flare since beginning of December 08
Left-sided colitis diagnosed at age 28 in 2001
Asacol 4 pills 3 times per day
Hydrocortisone and Rowasa Enemas as needed
20mg and tapering for my flare
Prenatal vitamins

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   Posted 1/3/2009 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   
A&D ointment.
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
Lialda 1 day
Golimumab study
Vitamin E Enemas as needed

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   Posted 1/4/2009 12:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh my gosh, I am so sorry :(. I had a little discomfort from using enemas and definitely know the pain of raw butt from wiping, but you must be so miserable! What helps me is Aquaphor ointment. I just put it on the butt ever so often and push a kleenex between my butt crack to keep the ointment in place and to avoid staining the underpants. I have no experience with hemmorrhoid ointments, but I hope it helps you.

Hope you feel better soon!
Scarlett, 38 yo., TX
Pancolitis since 3/1997
Worst flare of my life from 8/2008 until mid 12/2008 - bye bye flare! Was about friggin' time ...
6 x Asacol a day
0 mg Prednisone (stopped Dec 14, 2008)
75mg 6-MP (started Dec 1, 2008)
Flintstones Complete Vitamins

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   Posted 1/4/2009 2:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Plenty of sitz baths with lots of epsome salts will likely do the trick for you mjw, and after each sitz bath, gently pat the area dry and then gently rub some extra virgine olive oil on the sore spot.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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