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02-21-2016, 10:23 AM   #1
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Baaaad gross itchies!

Well, first an update: I'm bad on the pred train and off work for a while. Still feeling pretty yucky, despite some improvements...but my bum is soooo darn itchy! I know, gross.
But what are your tricks to helping the bum itchies?? I mostly do baths and some of my baby's ihle's paste, and other that keeping things clean, I have no clue what else to try...
02-21-2016, 12:44 PM   #2
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It seems ,if I remember correctly, sitz baths used to help with that.

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02-21-2016, 12:46 PM   #3
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I also use Aveeno oatmeal baths for itching. You can find similar products at your drugstore as Aveeno is a bit pricy.
02-21-2016, 12:47 PM   #4
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Lidocaine has given me some relief in the past.
02-21-2016, 01:33 PM   #5
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Use mouthwash that is alcohol based. Pour some on a paper towel and clean off the itchys. It feels soothing and cool and leaves the area fresh and clean.
02-21-2016, 11:06 PM   #6
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If for any reason you have candida causing the itch, you can try plain greek yogurt. Spoon a tablespoon of greek yogurt to a tissue paper, stuck it in your butt, after about 5 minutes rinse with water and you are good to go.
02-22-2016, 03:31 PM   #7
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All great ideas! Thanks guys! And it's kinda awesome I have most of what you suggested close at hand
02-22-2016, 03:35 PM   #8
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Best to you.

02-24-2016, 01:08 AM   #9
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I use Rectinol ( a haemorrhoidal ointment) regularly for the itchy starfish. It has a local anaesthetic in zinc oxide and doesn't take long to kick in (to start working that is - not as an application method).
02-24-2016, 11:30 AM   #10
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Good Day MB,
ugly topic!

you need instant relief, especially if you must go out...
you can get it from lidocaine,
which is in the blue tube of anusol at the pharmacy.
or else look for topical lidocaine.
if you have cuts (fissures) or bad hemmies etc, it can burn at first.

I use it always for quick relief, many times a day.
The generic is much cheaper and same active ingredient.
good luck,
w

ps
I keep some in the car too, and med. gloves in my "bum kit".
no need to touch one's bottom directly!
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02-25-2016, 07:17 PM   #11
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It's a very ugly topic, but hey, we all have had our encounters with the dreaded itchy bums!
I never thought of leaving a "bum kit" in the car, but genius idea!!
02-25-2016, 07:26 PM   #12
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Yep- always carry my tube'o'gold around with me. I used it for years even before being diagnosed- never knew what was causing the feeling like fibreglass chip implants - without realising the ulcerating grievance from within.
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