I'm a few months into my 3rd year of post adolescent biking and working through my 2nd 10,000 miles, all without chamois creme or even a need for it---until now. For a few weeks I've been nursing a, I guess saddle sore comes closest to describing it. I've been trying to deal with it by immediately showering after and powdering liberally before and after a ride and that was holding it at an irritating but non-critical level. It's not infected, just raw skin (or lack of) but now to the point of painful distraction. Gotta do something before I ride again (tomorrow).
I'm looking for recommendations on chamois cremes and, until I can get some, a temporary substitute that will work as a friction reducer.
PS: I always use biking shorts and have several pair. There have been no recent equipment changes. I think the cause is the recent temperature and humidity increase here in Florida and the resulting huge increase in sweating. The shorts feel saturated after 20 or so miles.