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Re: Newbie looking for help

Postby JHH » 25 Sep 2013, 08:01

sarg wrote:Don't use vaseline as it strips moisture from the skin and tightens things which is not great for Fissures.


Huh!? Where in the world did you get this from? Linky please!
- Fissure developed in Jan '13
- Started rectogesic in Feb '13 and diltiazem Apr '13.
- Got botox Jun '13
- Healed by Okt '13, although I still had some irritation for about a year.
- Now Feb '16, all is good. Still take magnesia, and squat precautionary.
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Re: Newbie looking for help

Postby Nicola123 » 25 Sep 2013, 15:48

I have a appointment with a general surgeon next week so hoping that he is going to give me something else. The now all I'm using is instillagel, baths, pain killers and lactulose. I only having a BM every two to give myself time to heal in between. Why not Vaseline?
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Re: Newbie looking for help

Postby sarg » 25 Sep 2013, 23:07

Well I have actually used Vaseline a lot myself but the Chemist I talked to on the ward rounds when I was in hospital for the botox said that Vaseline is petroleum based and as such sucks moisture from the skin a little. He suggested lanolin (fat) based creams with vitamin E for skin healing as this is the problem with a AF.
I am just recovering from the Botox and the pain has died a little but sore stomach trying to adjust eating habits and what to eat. Feeling full most of the day and then some constipation feelings.
People who have never had AF just do not understand what this does to your life. Everything in your life revolves around the next toilet stop and what pain will need to be overcome for whatever period of time that will be... I hope this botox works longer term.
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Re: Newbie looking for help

Postby JHH » 26 Sep 2013, 04:27

Hi sarg, Im sorry, but that sounds crazy to me. Vaseline has been used for many years to moisturize, and what he tells you are just the oposite! Never before have I heard vaseline can suck moisture from the skin, and I cant find anything like that on the web. I think he is flat out wrong!

Here is a little read on vaseline: http://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-ca ... urizer.htm
- Fissure developed in Jan '13
- Started rectogesic in Feb '13 and diltiazem Apr '13.
- Got botox Jun '13
- Healed by Okt '13, although I still had some irritation for about a year.
- Now Feb '16, all is good. Still take magnesia, and squat precautionary.
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