A 53-year-old male asked:
what cream is best if you have diverticulosis and a burning sensation around anus area?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Amy Friedman answered
38 years experience Transplant Surgery
Zinc oxide: Any of the zinc oxide ointments that are used for diaper rash are a nice trick. They sooth the skin and coat it to protect it from further irritation from the stool. Other options include a cortisone ointment, but this can thin the skin, ultimately leading to it being more fragile and vulnerable to irritation.
Answered on Sep 15, 2013
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