Hi....did the doc take a look at your husband's butt before prescribing the cream?
Is your husband on any internal rectal meds?
The other suggestion of a sitz bath can help relieve some of the spasming or if he may have a fissure or hemmi.
An antispasmodic medication would help relieve some of the discomfort....but it he should still have it looked at to make sure there's nothing else going on just based on the fact that it's out of the ordinary of his symptoms so far.
Keep us posted as to how he's doing.
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 2nd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~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 !!!