My OB gave me a Rx-strength hydrocortizone cream. I applied it every time I sat down on the stool, even to pee.
I gobbed it on the end of a Q-tip to apply.
Also, when you use tucks, it's ok just to get the cotton circular things that you can use with your astringents and stuff on your face... wet them with Witch Hazel (the stuff they put on Tucks and Preparation H that they charge out the butt for), which you can find next to the rubbing alcohol and peroxide. When you apply them, stick them flush against your behind and leave them. Change them every time you pee, or about every 4 hours. It shouldn't irritate your skin at all.
at 2:24 PM on Dec. 14, 2009