Do you have a fissure? I
open mine with more aggressive wiping. It sometimes causes blood to drip in the toilet..and when I wipe it's only blood..definitely NOT flare for me.
You can check by squatting over a mirror and see if there's a cut in the anal folds..
If it is...use hydrocortisone cream, zinc oxide, anusol or proctosedyl ointment on the area to heal it.
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 x2 daily); flaring /Dec 22, tapered to every 3rd nite..back to nightly (Jan 22)..tapered too fast
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!