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A sore bottom- diaper rash med recommendation?

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:21 pm
by CatzinDJ
My bottom is sore almost like before surgery last year. I recently had a colonoscopy and a CT scan- so no obvious problem. (CEA is not in the normal range but it isn't too high either.)

Is there any ointment that you recommend? I'm using butt paste now. I am still going to the restroom 6-8 times a day. The butt is sore.

Re: A sore bottom- diaper rash med recommendation?

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:39 pm
by benben
LOL what exactly is this Butt Paste?

So far I've not used anything, but Nurse recommended Desitin to me this past week when I started developing diarrhea.
I did get some in case it keeps happening. Otherwise I generally hop directly into the shower and use my removable shower head to thoroughly clean and sooth.

Re: A sore bottom- diaper rash med recommendation?

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:59 pm
by jhocno197
Are you using wipes instead of tp? There are also bidet attachments you can hook up fairly easily to your toilet.

The tp that I like is Cottonelle with aloe. Easier on the tushie.

Are you using regular or extra-strength butt paste? Regular worked for some ‚Äčof my kids, but the last one needed extra-strength.

Re: A sore bottom- diaper rash med recommendation?

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:34 pm
by GreenLakeGirl
Boudreaux Butt Paste: http://www.buttpaste.com

Using toilet paper is irritating to skin that is already irritated by going multiple times a day. Consider using a squirt bottle of water to clean up (https://www.amazon.com/Medline-Perineal ... B01M2BKNLE), or soft wet wipes (and note that wipes are hard on sanitation systems because they don't dissolve). I found that even wet wipes were too much for me, so sometimes dampened TP worked better.

Sitz baths or a soak in the tub in a Epsom salt bath can both be helpful.

Re: A sore bottom- diaper rash med recommendation?

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:55 am
by zephyr
Been there. My gastroenterologist recommended Destin. A chemo nurse suggested A&D ointment. Both worked about the same for me. Keeping the area clean & dry is the key: wet wipes and a blow dryer after each seating.

Re: A sore bottom- diaper rash med recommendation?

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:23 pm
by KElizabeth
Barrier cream wipes work well and are not greasy. You can find them on Amazon. I clean up first then apply the barrier wipe. Don't flush the wipes.

Re: A sore bottom- diaper rash med recommendation?

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:09 pm
by ashima2016
well, no diaper cream works better than wash and let dry - experience from treating my son's diaper rash.

Re: A sore bottom- diaper rash med recommendation?

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:50 am
by Lee
I have a colostomy, so my situation is totally different, butt I used A&D Ointment for other reasons. Butt they are for diaper rash & skin protection. Maybe worth a try.

Hope it gets better,

Lee

Re: A sore bottom- diaper rash med recommendation?

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:56 am
by Aqx99
I used Aquaphor when my butt started catching on fire from going a ton of times a day.

Re: A sore bottom- diaper rash med recommendation?

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:22 pm
by teachpdx
I second the use of a bidet. I'm 4 years post reversal and I made sure I had one installed on my toilet before my reversal - it's a godsend. Barriers can make it hard to get your bum clean - they smear. The bidet gets most of the mess off and I just then blot and dry after. It's the rubbing that's really hard on the rear. That's my suggestion.

Re: A sore bottom- diaper rash med recommendation?

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:26 pm
by Jacques