Aug 19, 2010 - 10:01 pm
I know it's been posted before but I can't seem to find it. Hemorrhoids and a rash! The rash is like a diaper rash and itchy. I've use hemorrhoid creams, OTC and script, vaseline, Balmex, Burt's Baby Bee diaper ointment, which kind of has a medicinal smell, not too fond of that, and Butt Paste.
It's almost 4 months since my colectomy surgery, I now have a J Pouch. I go to the bathroom anywhere from 4-7 times in a day. The doctor said the rash is from too much acid in my diet. I didn't think I really ate many things that were high in acid, but I guess it would explain the rash. She suggested to treat it like a diaper rash. Well, that's what I have been doing, but can't seem to find the cream that works the best. I have a sensitive nose and don't care for the ones that have a "scent". I'm self conscious that the cream/ointments will show through to my clothes if I have to keep applying.I also take a sitz bath almost every night to help ease the discomfort.
Does anybody have a favorite product/regimen that they use to help ease the discomforts of hemorrhoids/rash? Any diet ideas would be helpful too!