You should consider the suppositories. Call the doc and maybe he/she could prescribe proctocedyl...they do help me.
Applying maybe zinc ointment or hydrocortisone on the outside of the anus will help as well...
Are you flaring? I notice mine "rear" before a flare, but as soon as I start the rectal meds and use a bit of proctocedyl ointment or hydrocortisone, they do recede.
You might also have a bit of a yeast infection if you're having itching and extreme redness...an antiyeast preparation such as Canesten external cream helps.
Hope you feel better soon.
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares, tapered to maintenance mild flare nightly enemas
~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 !!!