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Suggest treatment for skin split buttocks

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Posted on Tue, 1 Sep 2015
Question: my daughter age 38 total care from a stroke. Butt cracks or splits just above aus, she needs flomax to urinte and peri colace to BM. She is always wet, we have to keep her food flowing or she gets blockage. What do I do with split. Shower chair , wheelchair and turning her to change her are bad, maaybe the cause. We cannot stop any of this. What to do ?
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Answered by Dr. Prasanna Heijebu (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Please follow the below instructions.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Mam,

I understand your query and concern.

Splits or cracks are common in your daughter's case due to wet perineum and chronic immobilization.

I advise you to follow the below instructions:

1.Clean the area with Betadine solution.

2.Apply hydrocortisone cream and betadine powder.

3.Warm sitz bath will be helpful.(if possible)

4.Regular drying of the area.

5.High fiber diet and fruit juices(raspberry,craneberry,pomegranate etc).

6.Regular nursing care.

I would be able to guide you further if you provide me complete info regarding her disease history,duration and symptoms.

Post your further queries if any,

Thank you.


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Suggest treatment for skin split buttocks

Brief Answer: Please follow the below instructions. Detailed Answer: Hi Mam, I understand your query and concern. Splits or cracks are common in your daughter's case due to wet perineum and chronic immobilization. I advise you to follow the below instructions: 1.Clean the area with Betadine solution. 2.Apply hydrocortisone cream and betadine powder. 3.Warm sitz bath will be helpful.(if possible) 4.Regular drying of the area. 5.High fiber diet and fruit juices(raspberry,craneberry,pomegranate etc). 6.Regular nursing care. I would be able to guide you further if you provide me complete info regarding her disease history,duration and symptoms. Post your further queries if any, Thank you.