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Old 08-02-02, 06:54 AM   #1
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rash ?...

I'm not sure if it's a rash or chaffing but never have had this before I started riding a few months ago. It's where the leg meets the body near the, well ... scrotum . Gets very raw and itchy at times . I wear the padded shorts or bibs and yes, I do wash them. Any ideas ??
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Could be the beginning of a saddle sore. Not good. Sometimes, washing itself is not enough, you have to be very very careful to dry completely after your shower. I know of one guy who sometimes uses a blow dryer to dry down there. The reason is that, unless you're using anti-bacterial soap, it's very difficult to get rid of all of the bacteria that can build up from sweat. Leave the area damp [and warm] and you have a perfect breeding ground for wee beasties.

For your immediate problem, get some kind of tpical zinc oxide preparation like Ihle's Paste or even the diaper rash ointment of your choice [a saddle sore is just diaper rash on a cyclist] and apply generously for a couple of days.
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Second what velocipedio says. Zinc Oxide paste works well. There is also a commercial product called BodyGlide that does a good job, but is much more expensive. Some folks like it better though.

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agree with all of the above and have
one additional thought,
Chamois creme applied to both
chamois and yourself to lubricate and
decrease friction.
I thought this was not needed due to
synthetic chamois, but have since
learned otherwise.
Bag Balm works well too and is
cheaper that Chamois Butt'r

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agree with all of the above and have one additional thought, Chamois creme applied to both chamois and yourself to lubricate and decrease friction. I thought this was not needed due to
synthetic chamois, but have since learned otherwise.
Bag Balm works well too and is cheaper that Chamois Butt'r

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Thanks for the tips .
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I think that i have got this and im not to sure. what does it look like?

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It looks kind of pink & raw. Gets itchy and peely at times. Sounds nice, doesn't it?
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I just have little bumps, any one know what that is. I was told by some that it is the hair is rubed to the point that is grows inward, but i dont know if that is true. Thanks

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I just have little bumps, any one know what that is. I was told by some that it is the hair is rubed to the point that is grows inward, but i dont know if that is true. Thanks

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I forgot to mention that. Sure is a lovely sight .
Never had any of this "stuff" when I was just power lifting.
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I know, But as i read about this whole chafe itch i see that i chould have done stuff to prevent it so all i can do is beat up my self! I with that there were a warning on my bike. . . lol i had like 15 sticker with a warning but none with this on it! lol

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