Quote from kwagner_51
Will someone please explain how metamucil helps with rectal bleeding? Even a formed stool isn't going to stop the pain of cleansing her.
In His Grace,
Failure is NOT an option!!
i think posters are saying that your pts' loose stool is the major factor in the excoriated areas.
so, if the loose stool is the culprit, then having formed bms would prevent further skin breakdown....thus, the metamucil.
i agree she needs something for her skin, and stat.
but i think she needs a consult from the rd, to find out why she's having loose stool, and to possibly change the formula (probably one w/fiber) or to have continuous fdg.
all the barrier cream in the world isn't going to help if your pt has a fungal infection.
also, barrier creams aren't meant to be scrubbed off; another factor that contributes to unnecessary bleeding and pain.
i think right now your pt needs a couple of consults.
one for a formula/schedule change and the other for eval and rx of excoriation.