Burn when pottying... What helps with this?

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shortstuff1
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   Posted 3/27/2009 8:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning!
 
I have been having a lot of burning when I go to the bathroom. I am currently in a flare-up and this happened with my last flare-up too. I am doing the cort enemas 2 times a day so I feel pretty sure it's the enemas causing the problem. It says on the box if you have severe irritation to stop taking them. Does anyone have some kind of miracle stuff (other than hemmroid cream - which hasn't worked for me) that you can use internally to soothe that burning feeling? I'm going to the bathroom at least 10 times a day so you can imagine how often I have to deal with that sensation
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29 yr old recently diagnosed with UC in Nov 08. Taking Asacol 3 times daily and Steriod enemas 2 times daily. no children, very active;


basa0806
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   Posted 3/27/2009 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Is it burning because of the acidity of the bm or is it burning because of inflammation in the rectum? If its burning just because its raw from going so much I use some aquaphor cream. It feels good and soothes it.
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shortstuff1
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   Posted 3/27/2009 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm not quite sure what kind of burn it is?? It could be both?? Where do you get that kind of cream? I'm all over that... thanks for your reply. I'm miserable with this!!!
29 yr old recently diagnosed with UC in Nov 08. Taking Asacol 3 times daily and Steriod enemas 2 times daily. no children, very active;


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   Posted 3/27/2009 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Aquaphor is GREAT stuff! I use it for my severe dry skin, and wow, does it ever help. My baby also gets rashy patches on his cheeks, and it clears it right up.

You should be able to find it in any Walmart, Kmart, larger grocery store, pharmacy, etc. It's usually found in the lotion area, of if they have a "specialty" lotion section, it might be in with that. It comes in a tub (fairly large...maybe a quart size or so) and in squeeze tubes.
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   Posted 3/27/2009 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Aquaphor is really not for internal use... 
 
Get some hydrocortisone suppositories from your MD or ask for some Pramosone cream 2.5 HC and gently use the anal applicator, just make sure it's well lubed. Try some sitz baths too. Hope you feel better and this helps you.


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basa0806
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   Posted 3/27/2009 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I believe I found mine at the grocery store. I have never used aquaphor internally. I just rub it over the "area". Obviously if the burning is internal then there's inflammation and you need suppositories/enemas of some sort.
Also when you wipe try using like cottonelle wet wipes or baby wipes. It soothes a bit too and it helps get rid of anything left behind that could cause more burning. Its like when you have a running nose and are constantly using kleenex and then your nose its raw. Same thing goes for you boot-ay!
Hope this stuff helps. Even in remission I get it a lot when I've OD on lactose so I feel your pain!! :)
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shortstuff1
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   Posted 3/27/2009 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
You all are awesome! Thanks, I'm going to try both... I figure double - do - it!! Have a great weekend :)
29 yr old recently diagnosed with UC in Nov 08. Taking Asacol 3 times daily and Steriod enemas 2 times daily. no children, very active;


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   Posted 3/27/2009 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like the burning could be from fissures, you can get some medicated numbing gel for that just ask your doc for it.

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   Posted 3/27/2009 10:20 PM (GMT -6)   
If the burning is from irritation from going so much, you could try A&D ointment. You can find it at any pharmacy or discount retail store (like Wal-mart). It's pretty cheap. I also use baby wipes when my butt is sore.
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   Posted 3/28/2009 10:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmmm. If it's from irritation/too much wiping, try using vaseline or using baby wipes instead of toilet paper.
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PSA
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   Posted 3/29/2009 3:57 AM (GMT -6)   
The burning is usually the side effects of cort enemas. Apply metonidazole gel with finger or applicator. It would soothe your bottom. I still use this regularly for anal irritation. Even while I was on cort enemas, I was applying charmis cold cream and vaseline, always kept myself lubricated enough so that the BM or bile juices don't react. At times because of enemas and frequent BMs you tend to have soar bottom with cuts and this causes irritation. So apply cream.
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notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 6/3/2009 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a burning backside a lot. I've started using calmoseptine, it seems to help quite a bit.
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   Posted 6/3/2009 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, the calmoseptine was recommended by my NP and it works. Good for people who have "accidents" or incontinence, etc. PROTECTS! I had to ask the pharmacist for it and they had it behind the counter.
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   Posted 6/3/2009 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
If the outer area feels chapped from too much wiping, one of the best things is Boudreaux's Butt Paste ... it is for baby diaper rash but let me tell ya, sometimes it works overnight, especially if you start at the first sign of irritation. You can find it most anywhere.
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