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Itchiness & Rash

Postby vdb324 » 16 Jun 2014, 16:55

Before surgery, I got a terrible rash that was super itchy. I am two and a half months post-op, and the doctor said the fissure appears to be gone, and he didn't see anything in terms of a rash. I discontinued the baby wipes, but today, the rash seems to be full force - especially when I walk - to the point where it's raw and feels like it's burning. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can stop this or at least remedy the burning/itchiness?
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Re: Itchiness & Rash

Postby vdb324 » 16 Jun 2014, 17:14

As a side note, I was using vaseline prior to each BM, but I also discontinued this a few days ago, and the rash seems to be acting up more. Should I continue not using Vaseline and wipes? I can't figure out what would be causing this if the fissure is gone...
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Re: Itchiness & Rash

Postby Apes » 16 Jun 2014, 18:41

I would not use wipes at all. If possible use good TP with water. I don't think the Vaseline can hurt or cause a rash. You might want to try balmex or AD ointment that can help protect the area if it's just irritated. Check with your doctor. Good luck.
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Re: Itchiness & Rash

Postby vdb324 » 16 Jun 2014, 20:56

Thanks. We will see how it goes, as I just picked up some A&D. Not sure how I feel about sitz bats; I am still doing them out of good practice, but perhaps that moisture is also irritating? Always seems to be at it's worst in the afternoon and evening, most bm.
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Re: Itchiness & Rash

Postby Jbl22424 » 16 Jun 2014, 23:36

I use honest company healing balm on my sons diaper rash and it works like a charm. Might help here? I think the sitz baths might not help with a rash since they only add moisture.
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Re: Itchiness & Rash

Postby sotiredofthis » 22 Jun 2014, 08:44

vdb, I'm 8 weeks post-op tomorrow and still have irritation. My healing is going extremely slow. At least it feels that way to me. Here's a link to my latest thread about that irritation-after-lis-t8397.html. My husband is a pharmacist and he made an ointment for me that doctors call Magic Butt Cream for babies. It's equal parts Desitin (zinc protectant), Clotrimazole (anti-fungal), Mylanta liquid (acid reducer) and a little bit of A & D ointment. It helped with the irritation. I was thinking I maybe had a yeast infection from using the antibiotic cream for 4 weeks post surgery. My doctor has asked me not to do sitz baths or wipes at all. I use a water bottle for cleaning after a bm. Here's the link for that. http://www.amazon.com/Brondell-GS-70-Go ... able+bidet I got it at Amazon. I hope the link works.

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Re: Itchiness & Rash

Postby mmklinemm » 22 Jun 2014, 09:41

I use the same water bottle. It's much less irritating than paper or wipes. I had a GYN recommend drying off with a blow dryer to make sure the area was completely dry. I've never tried it, though, because it seems too time consuming. Best of luck!
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Re: Itchiness & Rash

Postby sotiredofthis » 22 Jun 2014, 10:31

Yep, I use the blow dryer as well. First I dab with toilet paper and then use the blow dryer.
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