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Old 02-03-22, 02:23 PM  
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Chafed and Burned Skin

I have a ridiculous skin problem that is preventing me from exercising. About 3 weeks ago I chafed the area between my butt cheeks (including the "perianal" area) with a wetsuit that I wore for swimming. It was red like a sunburn. About the time that it started to heal up I got a yeast infection in that area and applied anti yeast medication for about a week that inflamed the chafed skin. Now the yeast infection is gone but the skin in the area where I sit is red and painful. The doctor said I just need to "rest the skin" and not to put anything on it except for Vaseline - not even any soap. There is literally no exercise I can do that does not make my butt hurt. Has anyone else experienced this? And how long does it take to heal? I feel stupid just laying around the house because of sore butt skin.
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Old 02-03-22, 03:35 PM  
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What about some sort of zinc oxide cream???
My dad's skin became ever more fragile as he aged, and keeping him slathered down with this stuff helped a lot:

https://www.amazon.com/Sensi-Care-Pr.../dp/B00HG2Q62G

I sort of assume your doctor has advised against any sort of pain relief cream like Lanacane??

I'd reach out to their office to see what sort of relief might be possible in this situation.
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Old 02-03-22, 05:01 PM  
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Yikes! That’s sounds painful.

One product that I’ve been using for similar spots is this antimicrobial spray.
https://www.amazon.com/SkinSmart-ANT...1N0O0TV7&psc=1

I found it because of my kiddo with eczema, but it’s useful for lots of things. (I originally looked it up after reading about hypochlorous acid for “mascne”.) Also because I’m allergic Neosporan and was looking for an alternative. I use the spray, followed by Cerave Healing Ointment (which is basically Vaseline).

As for workouts, I recently saved this to my watch list. Maybe it’ll be useful!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XyMvev...Qljsy&index=14
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Old 02-03-22, 07:40 PM  
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Hope you heal soon!
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Old 02-03-22, 08:09 PM  
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I would not put anything on it. Let it air out, no Vaseline or cream. Air is best (the surgeon I work for recommends just this and BOY can you tell when someone has put something on it).
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Old 02-03-22, 08:37 PM  
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baby's diaper rash cream (white) like Desitin would be my recommendation. it works like a charm.

if not, another diaper rash ointment (transparent yellow-brown color) - Vitamin A&D ointment is another one to use or alternate with the diaper rash cream.
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Old 02-03-22, 08:37 PM  
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My go-to's are pure aloe and really good quality vitamin E oil. Hope it feels better soon!
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Old 02-03-22, 11:27 PM  
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CeraVe Healing Ointment works well for me. I burned my finger on the knuckle side while cooking. It worked well to heal it quicker and kept the skin moisturized so I could bend the finger easier.

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I would not put anything on it. Let it air out, no Vaseline or cream. Air is best (the surgeon I work for recommends just this and BOY can you tell when someone has put something on it).
I recently read that they no longer recommend Vaseline for burns, that it needs air. However, I had better healing with the CeraVe ointment. But I did wait a few days first.
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Old 02-04-22, 05:22 AM  
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I would not put anything on it. Let it air out, no Vaseline or cream. Air is best (the surgeon I work for recommends just this and BOY can you tell when someone has put something on it).
this also works with babies too, however bfit might not be able to go commando all the time. babies get a free pass.

on days Commando is inadvisable, the diaper rash cream is really good and works amazingly quick..
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Old 02-04-22, 08:55 AM  
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I get "adult diaper rash" (for lack of a better term) pretty often, and Calmoseptine works like a charm for me!
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