Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    UK
    My Bikes
    Cannondale Adventure 2
    Posts
    41
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    If it's not one thing...

    it's another.

    Just getting back on the bike after a chest infection. I really missed the cycling and had about 11 days out of the saddle.

    I was testing out the Brooks Imperial saddle a few weeks ago and had some problems. The cut out damaged a strip of skin on my perineum. This developed a boil, which eventually burst (yuck). Anyway - this has left a small open wound, about 3mm across and 7mm long.

    It's not really healing very well - when I got back on the bike, it just reopened the small wound. There isn't really any pain, and luckily no infection, but it's not really healing.

    Can anyone suggest something to help me heal up?

    BTW I use assos cream and change shorts after every ride ect.

  2. #2
    If you fail, make it epic AndrewCO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Fort Worth, TX
    My Bikes
    Fuji Newest 3.0 ('07) and looking at Specialized RockHopper Disc ('06).
    Posts
    178
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyC View Post
    it's another.

    Just getting back on the bike after a chest infection. I really missed the cycling and had about 11 days out of the saddle.

    I was testing out the Brooks Imperial saddle a few weeks ago and had some problems. The cut out damaged a strip of skin on my perineum. This developed a boil, which eventually burst (yuck). Anyway - this has left a small open wound, about 3mm across and 7mm long.

    It's not really healing very well - when I got back on the bike, it just reopened the small wound. There isn't really any pain, and luckily no infection, but it's not really healing.

    Can anyone suggest something to help me heal up?

    BTW I use assos cream and change shorts after every ride ect.
    Rest, you need to epidermal and sub-dermal tissue heal.
    "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." - From: 'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance'

  3. #3
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Santa Clarita, CA
    Posts
    1,371
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sorry about the gash on yer taint, I'd just skip riding until it's fully healed.

  4. #4
    Me and the cat... Pamestique's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Tustin, CA
    My Bikes
    2002 Lemond Zurich, 2006 Santa Cruz Superlight, 2010 Landshark, 2012 Santa Cruz Juliana, 2014 Juliana Premiero Origin 29er and last but not least, the "Frankenweenie"!
    Posts
    4,458
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewCO View Post
    Rest, you need to epidermal and sub-dermal tissue heal.
    I have a good friend who chronically deals with this problem (he's 5'9" 280 - that's alot weight leaning forward on the saddle). It got so bad he almost gave up riding. He discovered, and his doctor advised over and over, the only way to deal with the problem is to let his skin heal. Keep it clean, and covered, use an antibiotic oilment but allow it to heal fully before you ride again. I know that sucks but the alternative (no more riding) is worse.
    Last edited by Pamestique; 06-25-08 at 05:32 PM.
    ______________________________________________________________

    Private docent led mountain bike rides through Limestone Canyon. Go to letsgooutside.org and register today! Also available: hikes, equestrian rides and family events as well as trail maintenance and science study.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    UK
    My Bikes
    Cannondale Adventure 2
    Posts
    41
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Not what I really wanted to hear, but thanks for the quick replies. I'll bite the bullet on this one.

    Doesn't really help that I have a brand new road bike, with only 50 miles on the clock. I did buy a Specialized Toupe gel saddle too, to test out - it'll have to wait.

    I only have a 1.5 mile commute to work, I wonder if I can do it standing up!

  6. #6
    Member derecola's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    34
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    maybe we need to see some pics...lol

  7. #7
    Senior Member EatMyA**'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    930
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ride standing, seriously. Wait until the wound closes though. Then ride standing for the next few rides. once the wound calluses then you will not experience this problem again.

  8. #8
    Senior Member EatMyA**'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    930
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by derecola View Post
    maybe we need to see some pics...lol
    NO



    please no.

  9. #9
    Downtown Spanky Brown bautieri's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Camp Hill, Pennsyltucky
    My Bikes
    07 Raliegh Grand Sport 98ish Mongoose Manuever
    Posts
    2,099
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    sorry to hear about the continuing problems, maybe a sits bath would help with the healing. They sure helped with the old h'roids

  10. #10
    Me and the cat... Pamestique's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Tustin, CA
    My Bikes
    2002 Lemond Zurich, 2006 Santa Cruz Superlight, 2010 Landshark, 2012 Santa Cruz Juliana, 2014 Juliana Premiero Origin 29er and last but not least, the "Frankenweenie"!
    Posts
    4,458
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyC View Post

    I only have a 1.5 mile commute to work, I wonder if I can do it standing up!
    1.5 miles? Why don't you walk to work until the wound heals. Great way to stay fit. Better workout too!

    Sitting in a warm bath with Epsom Salts will help with healing.
    ______________________________________________________________

    Private docent led mountain bike rides through Limestone Canyon. Go to letsgooutside.org and register today! Also available: hikes, equestrian rides and family events as well as trail maintenance and science study.

  11. #11
    Senior Member lil brown bat's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Boston (sort of)
    My Bikes
    1 road, 1 Urban Assault Vehicle
    Posts
    3,878
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyC View Post
    Can anyone suggest something to help me heal up?
    Yes. Keep it clean, wear loose-fitting clean cotton underwear, don't bandage it unless it's draining, and stay off the bike until you've got intact skin. If it shows signs of infection, see a doctor.

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    UK
    My Bikes
    Cannondale Adventure 2
    Posts
    41
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Day 1 off the bike, I've already ordered a new set of handbuilt wheels - Amrosio Excellence rims onto Ultegra hubs - 36 / 32 spokes. Shopping therapy will keep me sane, either that or I'll soon be broke!

    BTW - thanks for all the comments, they have really been helpful

  13. #13
    AiM SmAlL mIsS sMaLl UniversalFrost's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Belpre, Ohio
    My Bikes
    08 Spec. Rockhopper, 11 Spec. Crux, 04 Cervelo Soloist
    Posts
    301
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    hi, with the new toupe saddle hopefully they measured you for it so you have one that fits (they come in different sizes. If you didn't get measured then go to a Specialized dealer and have them size you for the saddle. Doesn't matter what size you think you are it depends on the size that you actually are (me I got a skrawny rear end, but specialized said I needed the 143 (medium) seat ).

    Oh and walk until it heals up.

    JOE
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

  14. #14
    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    South Florida
    My Bikes
    Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
    Posts
    16,112
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    You might want to call the Doc anyway about maybe getting some Silvadene Creme. (Silver Sulfadiazine). It's prescription only, but is a great preventive for infection with open wounds in the groin area. Silver Salts kill bacteria very nicely and don't breed resistant bugs. It will also serve as a protectant and speed healing. It's other major use is treatment of burns.

    Quote Originally Posted by lil brown bat View Post
    Yes. Keep it clean, wear loose-fitting clean cotton underwear, don't bandage it unless it's draining, and stay off the bike until you've got intact skin. If it shows signs of infection, see a doctor.
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •