Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
135 Doctors are Online

What is the remedy for sores on the middle of the butt?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by
Practicing since : 2007
Answered : 1201 Questions
My husband has sores on the middle of his butt due to lying in bed too long. What cream or powder can be used to heal these as he claims his bottom hurts sooo bad. They are on both sides of his upper crack, looks like they could split open and bleed. We are trying to get him to move from side to side. He has had 45 minutes of CRP and ribs and all are cracked so it is not comfortable to lay on his side with his chest so sore.
Posted Wed, 5 Mar 2014 in Abdominal Pain
Answered by Dr. Jorge Brenes-Salazar 17 minutes later
Brief Answer: Special mattress, repositioning every 2 hours Detailed Answer: Dear patient, Thanks for the query. This is a pressure ulcer, and the best course of action would be for a nurse with experience in wounds (they usually have even more experience than us doctors) to take a look, stage the ulcer, and come up with the supplies that will be needed for healing. It is not advisable just to use "any" over the counter cream. The most important issue is avoiding pressure in the area, so as you are saying, repositioning everyy two hours helps with healing. There are also special mattreses that are used in these cases, but many times getting insurance approval may be tough. Hope that helps, wish you the best, Dr Brenes-Salazar MD Mayo Clinic MN
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Follow-up: What is the remedy for sores on the middle of the butt? 13 minutes later
Answered by Dr. Jorge Brenes-Salazar 3 minutes later
Brief Answer: :) Detailed Answer: :)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Gastroenterologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor