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Is it normal to get irritated skin after diarrhea?

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It’s a huge relief to get over a bout of diarrhea. Afterward, however, sore skin around your bottom might keep you feeling uncomfortable. People with conditions that cause regular diarrhea, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), know that all that wiping can hurt the delicate skin in that area.

From: Soothe Sore Skin After Diarrhea WebMD Medical Reference

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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