Caligirl, try Zincofax to heal and soothe the burning and pain. When I was checking out of hospital, my nurse handed me a jar of Zincofax. I thought that a baby cream couldn't possibly work for fiery, raw skin (but that's exactly what baby diaper rash is!). So I used calmoseptine for a few weeks and the menthol helped cool the skin a lot, and created a barrier. But I needed to heal and close the skin, so I got the jar of Zincofax. It healed my skin within a few hours. I was amazed. If it's good enough for a wailing baby, it's good enough for a wailing poucher. Maybe it can heal your burning pain and get you past this early stage. Recently ate whole wheat pasta and paid dearly, so food does matter!