Skip to main content

Tip Time: Sudocrem

I honestly wish I had known about this weeks ago!

As I understand it, Sudocrem is not very readily available in the United States and I have no idea why, but it's very useful! Basically, it's a cream for rashes, originally marketed for diaper rashes, but it's effective for all sorts of skin irritations and a tub of it lasts forever.

So, what's the tip? It really, really, helps with preventing irritation of the scars from GCS. The cream provides a protective moisture barrier with lanolin and it has a mild numbing effect that keeps the scars from being irritated by things like panty liners and pads. Given that it's used for diaper rash on babies, I figure it's got to be pretty gentle on the skin all in all and so far that is bearing out. 

Since using it, I have been significantly more comfortable with underwear and liners. That's good, I am heading back into the office 2-3 times a week starting next week and I think liners are going to be a feature of my life for the forseeable future. This will help a lot!

I should mention, you need a lot less than you think you need. I barely touch my finger to the surface of the cream to pick up some and that is plenty to cover a 6" long scar. I'm not kidding when I say a tub of this will last forever.

Anyways, that's the tip.


While you're here, you might like:

Not Controversial: He's a Bigot

Incredibly disappointing, and deeply frightening, to see that the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives have allowed a bigot to testify as an expert on a subject that he has no expertise on.

Two months!

Time flies! I wouldn't necessarily say "when you are having fun" with that, but it's actually been pretty good, especially as the weather is getting better!

Sunday Thoughts

Life has been busy lately and part of me is wondering how it got there!