Posted 19 November 2011 - 02:48 AM
Hi all. I think I had an account here before, but if so, it's been a long time since I've been on. I have IBS, primarily diarrhea. Episodes aren't really frequent but can get bad. So I've had a few episodes of messy messy diarrhea yesterday and today. With all the wiping, my entire um butt crack area is sore. I won't say how but I did manage to get a view in a mirror and the area around the anus is worst but all the way up my butt crack is so irritated it is dark red, almost brown looking. In the past I've had minor irritation in the past, I've my skin crack and used A&D ointment (like for diaper rash) to help them heal. That can be really slow. I did ask my gyne to examine it one time when it was sore but it was a small area then and she advised A&D or neosporin and if it didn't go away, consult a dermatologist. (Yeah, I didn't think a dermatologist would have any real ideas either!)Right now I am sore just sitting down. Anyone have similar irritation and if so what have you done for it? Has what you've done worked? Hoping someone has a good idea.Thanks!