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How can I keep my skin from getting sore after sitting for too long if I have diarrhea?

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If you have to stay seated at work or school, you may find it more comfortable to sit on a small ring-shaped cushion, or doughnut.

SOURCES:

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: “Anal Discomfort and How to Deal with it.”

Mayo Clinic: “Diaper Rash -- Prevention.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Itchy Bottom? Why you Shouldn’t Blame Hemorrhoids.”

University of Michigan Health System: “Sitz Baths.”

UC Davis Cancer Center and UC Davis Children’s Hospital: “Sitz bath.”

American Academy of Pediatrics: “When Diaper Rash Strikes.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 15, 2019

SOURCES:

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: “Anal Discomfort and How to Deal with it.”

Mayo Clinic: “Diaper Rash -- Prevention.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Itchy Bottom? Why you Shouldn’t Blame Hemorrhoids.”

University of Michigan Health System: “Sitz Baths.”

UC Davis Cancer Center and UC Davis Children’s Hospital: “Sitz bath.”

American Academy of Pediatrics: “When Diaper Rash Strikes.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 15, 2019

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