Posted 12/11/2007 9:14 PM (GMT -7)
Sometimes I get that if I'm going to much or having too much diahrea. the best cure I've found, assuming the aforementioned cause, is to use A&D Ointment, A.K.A. Diaper Cream.
Works like a charm!
Basically it creates a safety barrier between the tender tissue of your anus and the horrors coming out of your butt!
Current Meds

Asacol 4 tabs 2x daily
Forvia once a day
Probiotic twice daily
Methotrexate 3 pills once a week
Actonel once a week
Calcium supp.
Omega-3 once daily
Tenth Remicade infusion Early December

Posted 12/11/2007 10:01 PM (GMT -7)
bk1579 said...
Not every BM, but probably 90% of them seems like I've eaten nothing but hot peppers...My butt seriously burns...I know it's not a fissure or anthing like that, I just figured it was just some irritation or maybe a small amount of inflamation...

I get this, too. I think it's because I still have some inflammation in the rectum. Before I got UC, it would feel like that if I ate spicy food the day or two it feels like that at least 2/3 of the time.
James - Lol - "the horrors coming out of your butt." haha.

23 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007
Current inflamation in the rectum
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - as needed for flares
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv (Calcium and Vit. D) for Osteopenia; flaxseed

Posted 12/12/2007 7:40 AM (GMT -7)
Have you tried Rowasa? Once I started this, it healed everything up and it hasn't returned. I use 1/2 bottle every other day.
Good Luck!
left-sided UC since 11/05
 Rowasa, Colazal, Calcium, Centrum
Natren Healthy Trinity Probiotics

Posted 12/13/2007 11:42 AM (GMT -7)
Desiten-- the diaper rash ointment, is also good for soothing the BB w/o giving off any offensive chemical odor. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC  ... [etc.]) cool
Posted 12/13/2007 1:09 PM (GMT -7)
I have tried many, many things for the BB - the razor blade analogy was so true - I thought I had a fissure, but if I did, my last colonoscopy didn't confirm.  Doc said it is my internal hemis.  I have had good luck with Prep H "Cooling Gel with Pain Relief", fish oil supplements and one stool softener every night.  I've been in remission for about 1 1/2 yrs. and this is the best I've felt since my diagnosis.  I did switch to low acid orange juice, reduced my consumption of tomato products and gave up hot wings (I can have the mild).  I eat as much fiber rich foods as I can tolerate without causing pain and drink lots of fluids.  The over the counter products work much better for me than the prescription stuff the doc gave me.  A food diary may help you- it helped me eliminate the culprits.
Good luck!
Age: 50
Diagnosed:  2005
Medications:  800 mg. Asacol twice a day - in remission

Posted 12/13/2007 1:26 PM (GMT -7)
hello's your butt?
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

Posted 12/14/2007 4:57 AM (GMT -7)
A&D Ointment works for me, it's for diaper rashes, etc.......
Diagnosed with UP Sept. 2007-2nd opinion & 2nd colonoscopy confirmed UP, & UC old pain & new pain, it's spreading...Dec. 2007
misDiagnosed with Degenerative Arthritis, 2006
2 4 asacol 3x daily for UC/UP. 
Canasa suppositories, also 3x  daily,
3tsp. Donnatol every 6 hours, as needed
1 20mg tab aciphex daily
1-2 depacote 3x daily for bipolar disorder

Posted 12/14/2007 11:01 AM (GMT -7)
LEDAEBEL-- isn't bag balm for cow udder problems? / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])
Posted 12/15/2007 5:32 AM (GMT -7)
cow udder cream is good for lots of things with skin on humans.
supposedly very soothing
steph - 31 year old female - diagnosed UC in 2000
started as proctitis and now is pancolitis..this year long flare is now severe on left side only to splenic flexure.
last 4 days have been fabulous with no UC symptoms at all = remission (yey!) 
tapering pred = now on 20mg prednisone 1x day with breakfast
1000mg mesalazine 2x day - 1/2 endone every 6 12 hours for pain (weaning)
calicim, inner health plus (probiotic), fentalyn patch for pain and to wean off oxycodone
VSL#3 didnt work - Aloe Elite didnt work - Budesonide didnt work
ive lost 40+lbs and my legs look like sticks ... ewww

Posted 12/21/2007 7:43 PM (GMT -7)
Old Hat, sorry I didn't respond to your questionabout Bag Balm. My computer has been acting up and I've had difficulty getting on the net.

Anyway, yes Bag Balm is for cows utters. Because it is not intended for human use, but Walgreens and other places sell it in the beauty supply section, it has some pain relieving ingredient and really soothes the raw butt!

I swear by it. My granddaughter has refused to use it when she was excoriated so it may not feel the same to everyone.
Prescriptions: Lialda (on a study) asacol, hycosamine, protonix, synthroid, zyrtec, avalide, nasocort, Miacalcin spray and Trazadone for sleep.
OTCs:  Usana multivitamins and multiminerals, Usana Procosa, Usana Mega Antioxidants, Omega 3, Vit. E,  Healthy trinity probiotics, Calcium Citrate

Posted 12/21/2007 7:57 PM (GMT -7)
Hi Tony,

You are most likely eating something that does not agree with you. I too once had the same problem until I worked out what I was eating. It turned out that I was unable to tolerate the natural sorbitol in fruites i.e Apricots, peaches, nectarine, cherries, plums, apples and pears. I use witchazel ointment by Sunspirit when I have an irritation you know where.

Please read the thread called FODMAPS. Finally help achieved with diet.

I do not usually post to other threads so see my posts in the link provided.

UC since 1994.
Mesasal 2 tablets x 3 daily
Salofalk enemas when required.
Salozpyrin (Sulphasalazine suppositories) when required.

Post Edited (Jjay) : 12/22/2007 1:12:52 PM (GMT-7)

Posted 12/21/2007 10:46 PM (GMT -7)
Jjay :)

Fruit Sugars is Fructose not sorbitol, sorbitol is a sugar alcohol which is man-made...all people with IBD and IBS should avoid sugar alcohols because just a small amount can cause D, bloating and gas, other sugar alcohols are xylitol, mannitol. maltitol and lactitol...sugar alcohols are regular (processed sugar) manufactured with hydrogen molecules.


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

Post Edited (pb4) : 12/21/2007 10:49:16 PM (GMT-7)

Posted 12/22/2007 1:09 PM (GMT -7)
Dear :)
I know you are only trying to help, but there are fruits that contain sorbitol.  I had this confirmed by a dietitian and am following a diet that she has recommended.  Please take a look a this link
At Box Hill Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, there has been research into a low FODMAP Diet- Fructose, fructans, sorbitol and raffinose.  I have been avoiding the following foods for about 4 weeks and all of the constipation I had been experiencing for the past 13 years has now gone.  Also I have almost no bleeding.  Below are the foods that I am now avoiding.  What she has recommended is, that after eliminating these foods for 8 weeks, they are reintroduced and challenged one by one.  Please read my post entitled:-
FODMAPS. Finally achieved with diet
In the diet she has listed:-
Foods with SORBITOL-
  • Apricots
  • Peaches
  • Nectarines
  • Cherries
  • Plums
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Artificially sweetened gums, mints, lollies
  • artificial sweeteners:  Sorbitol, Mannitol, Xyulitol, Isomalt

Foods with excess FRUCTOSE-

  • Honey
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Mandarin
  • Peach
  • Mango
  • Watermelon
  • Honeydew melon
  • Lychee
  • Carambola, staf fruit
  • Nashi fruit
  • Coconut cream / coconut milk
  • Tinned fruit in natural juice (pear juice)
  • Fructose or corn syrup
  • Fruit juice (even need to limit safe fruits to 1/3 glass of juice)
  • Dried fruit (limit safe fruits to 1 tablespoon)

Foods with FRUCTANS

  • Wheat (in large amounts)
  • Rye (in large amounts)
  • Onion- brown, white, spring, spanish, shallots
  • Leeks
  • Artichokes
  • Zucchini
  • Chicory - Ecco, Caro drinks
  • Dandelion Tea
  • Inulin (artifical fibre added to products, e.. dairy foods)
  • Fructo-oligo saccharides (FOS) (artifical fibre added to some nutritional supplements)

Foods with RAFFINOSE

  • Cabbage
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Green beans
  • Asparagus
  • Legumes - chickpeas, lentils, red kidney beans, baked beans
I know that eliminating these foods has really helped with my condition.
UC since 1994.
Mesasal 2 tablets x 3 daily
Salofalk enemas when required.
Salozpyrin (Sulphasalazine suppositories) when required.

Posted 12/22/2007 10:08 PM (GMT -7)
LEDAEBEL-- sorry about your computer glitch; thanks for reply on Bag Balm. So Walgreen's stocks it in the beauty supply section? Heeheehee! The logic of that .... !!!!! I wonder if pb4 has read this because she has a great sense of humor & would surely make the connection. It is just so funny. / Old Hat

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