Over the past several years, my D has gone from just loose/watery to bile acid D. It's always a component of it, even if it's not full on bile acid. Needless to say, it seems like my rear is stinging/raw (sorry for the TMI) all the time. Because I have a desk job, sitting all day only exacerbates the situation. I used to use Carmex all the time on it, and it did wonders...until I found out that long term usage can thin the skin, which may be a reason I get sore so easily now. I only use it on rare occassion, when it's unbearable. I was wondering, does anyone else out there have this problem? If so, what do you put on the skin to soothe it? The problem component of Carmex is salacylic acid.....but it's the camphor and other components that soothe and cool. I tried Bluestar ointment.....has camphor.....but no luck.Any ideas are very much appreciated.