My elderly Mum is continually complaining of a burning sensation down below that makes her really uncomfortable. She was prescribed antibiotics before over phone consult (Due to Covid no actual appointments were available) for a UTI but it did nothing. She wears depends as she has lost control of her urination so I feel like she is bound to constantly irritate that area and be prone to infections. Obviously showers are not her favourite due to her memory problem but she typically feels better for a bit after a warm shower. Wet wipes (although hypoallergenic) apparently also burn and irritate her. So it’s hard to keep her super clean! We try changing the depends often but she’s not alerting to me the moment it gets damp.
I need help as to where to go from here. What could be the issue and how do we fix this?
Is there some calming powder? Lotion for down there? Is there better medication? Could it be something else and not UTI? Her urine stinks but there’s no blood. Earlier when she was still fully self dependent (before her memory problem) she had these thin sticks that were to be inserted to her v like a tampon. I don’t know what they were or the purpose and she can no longer recall fully. She just remembers she had them (and I remember too) but not sure what for. She doesn’t have the same doc anymore.
any suggestions are welcome as I hate seeing her in pain.