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jakemoffatt 09-23-05 11:37 AM

Can/Is Chamois Creme Used for "Other Things"?
 
I have never used Chamois Creme. From what I understand, you rub it into your nether regions before a long ride and it prevents blisters and chaffing?

How about...

When I go ice-skating, and sometimes snowboarding/skiing ("boot" sports) I will come home with massive holes in my ankles or feet. Would chamois creme help with that? What do you do, just rub it onto your skin where there will be rubbing?

Thanks

zaphodbeeblebro 09-23-05 02:53 PM

In my experience, chamois cream more protects from rubbing developing into saddle sores, which are not the same as blisters from shoes/boots.
My homemad remedy for blisters from snowboard boots (take mya dvice with a grain of salt)
Get blister/corn bandaid things (like really thick bandaids with holes/hollow parts in middle) Place them where rubbing is. Cover the bandaid andsurrounding area with small square of duct tape. This system seems to prevent blisters, but i really have no idea about the health risks/problems with doing it...

mrbertfixy 09-23-05 03:06 PM

when playing sports i used to get blisters when playing multiple games per day. put some vasaline where blisters usually develop, and then put a bandaid over it.

Cranks 09-23-05 04:36 PM

I put soap where blisters occur. Cuts down the friction. If you take a break, change your wet stuff to dry - that will cut down on blisters a lot. That being said, there's no reason Chamois cream can't be used. It's essentially white petroleum (much like Vaseline). I probably wouldn't use it to grease my bottom bracket (OK, I would if I was totally stuck, and it didn't have menthol or other additives).

Eatadonut 09-23-05 04:56 PM

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Originally Posted by zaphodbeeblebro
Get blister/corn bandaid things (like really thick bandaids with holes/hollow parts in middle) Place them where rubbing is. Cover the bandaid andsurrounding area with small square of duct tape. This system seems to prevent blisters, but i really have no idea about the health risks/problems with doing it...


first of all, I was really worried about the content of this thread when I read the title...

secondly, zaphod's got it. I do a lot of hiking, and that's a great way to save your feet from dying. you can get this stuff called "moleskin" or if you want more padding "molefoam", and just cover the rubbing area - if it's already blistered, put it AROUND the blister, not on it. You're trying to reduce friction.

Or, you could be really awesome, and just wrap whatever area will be rubbing completely with duct tape before hitting the slopes. duct tape is perfect for the job, unless you put it on an existing blister. then you're screwed.

Cranks 09-23-05 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Eatadonut
first of all, I was really worried about the content of this thread when I read the title...

secondly, zaphod's got it. I do a lot of hiking, and that's a great way to save your feet from dying. you can get this stuff called "moleskin" or if you want more padding "molefoam", and just cover the rubbing area - if it's already blistered, put it AROUND the blister, not on it. You're trying to reduce friction.

Or, you could be really awesome, and just wrap whatever area will be rubbing completely with duct tape before hitting the slopes. duct tape is perfect for the job, unless you put it on an existing blister. then you're screwed.

You're nuts :-)
Duct tape - glue and moisture from your skin combined to create blisters that are excruciating when you remove the duct tape. Speaking of that, I had a girlfriend in San Francisco - a real freak. Going to a piercing ritual one night, so she made a "duct tape bustier" with the help of her girlfriends. Then she went out and it got hot, and she felt like she was suffocating because all that skin couldn't breathe. She went to the bathroom with her girlfriends and they were tearing it off of her - half the folks in the restroom thought she was part of the piercing ritual. She was bruised all over her body. She still wanted to go home and get kinky after that.

So, you're nuts, but no more so than some of the people I've dated. I never thought to give her some chamois cream for christmas to see what she would do with it...

Bekologist 09-23-05 05:34 PM

When I did a LOT of running, I used to buy a foot lotion that served the same purpose as chamois creme, so it probably wouldn't hurt to try-

but, hey, soak your feet in salt water or formeldhyde and go around barefoot if you want to toughten your feet up, also try walking barefoot in the snow for as long as you can stand it...

Eatadonut 09-23-05 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Cranks
You're nuts :-)
Duct tape - glue and moisture from your skin combined to create blisters that are excruciating when you remove the duct tape. Speaking of that, I had a girlfriend in San Francisco - a real freak. Going to a piercing ritual one night, so she made a "duct tape bustier" with the help of her girlfriends. Then she went out and it got hot, and she felt like she was suffocating because all that skin couldn't breathe. She went to the bathroom with her girlfriends and they were tearing it off of her - half the folks in the restroom thought she was part of the piercing ritual. She was bruised all over her body. She still wanted to go home and get kinky after that.

So, you're nuts, but no more so than some of the people I've dated. I never thought to give her some chamois cream for christmas to see what she would do with it...

does it really? i've never had a problem with ankle or toe sweat, though, and that's the only place i've used it...

Also, I'm not sure if you're propositioning me or not, but I can assure you I'm nowhere near as kinky as your ex-gf ;)

Bolo Grubb 09-23-05 06:02 PM

My wife is a runner and she uses Chamois butter to prevent chaffing of waist bands and socks etc.

Works great for her

jakemoffatt 09-26-05 11:17 AM

Thank you all for the helpful advice! I hope to go snowboarding several times this season so I think I'll get a chance to try out all of your techniques to prevent blisters.

Sorry for the... uh... "questionable" thread title.

supcom 09-26-05 11:28 AM

You generally use moleskin to cover areas on the feet that are rubbing and create blisters. Moleskin is available in the foot care aisle of any drug/grocery/xmart store and feels like felt with an adhesive backing. Backpackers swear by it. Use it before the blister forms and you'll be much happier. It works very well.

However, it's best to determine the cause of the blisters rather than just treat them. Blisters are usually caused by a combination of rubbing and moisture. A good shoe fit will usually cure rubbing. Moisture is often caused by using the wrong socks. For active sports, you should avoid cotton socks as they hold the perspiration from your feet against your skin. Use a synthetic liner sock with a wool, or wool/synthetic blend outer sock. This will go a long way toward keeping your feet dry and isolating them from rubbing against the shoe.

Billy Ray 09-27-05 08:19 AM

Moleskin is great stuff.

A cheaper route is to cover the area with Vasaline and then wrap lightly with athletic tape. I usually go this route for breaking in new hiking boots.

BR

Eggplant Jeff 09-27-05 08:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Cranks
I had a girlfriend in San Francisco

Why would you possibly get rid of that girlfriend?????? :eek:

Paul L. 09-27-05 11:54 AM

Bagels, Toast, Moon Pies? Oops, wrong creme.

DieselDan 09-27-05 08:22 PM

My wife uses chamois creme under her bra to prevent chafing. According to my LBS owner, she created a rush on it after she told the other nurses at work.

pgoat 09-28-05 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Cranks
Going to a piercing ritual one night, so she made a "duct tape bustier" with the help of her girlfriends.


I've actually seen the duct tape bustier thingy b4 (black works a tad better than grey imo) but I miss the connection between piercing and the tape - sorry if I am just dense.....was it just a fashion choice?

Cranks 09-28-05 02:20 PM

Yes, just a fashion choice. A bad one.
Is the black less sticky, or is it a matter of color preference?
She sure was bruised...

pgoat 09-28-05 08:14 PM

black just looks nicer imo :p

I am sure that hurt - whenever I'd see a girl wearing the duct bra I'd kinda cringe thinking about it coming off......tho I am sure it'd be worse for a chewbacca male like me.......OW

garysol1 09-28-05 08:33 PM

Ok don't laugh......For what ever reason some of my jerseys rub my nipples raw. Add in the sweat and it gets painful. I find a little dab of Butt Butt'r or vasoline does the trick.

pgoat 09-29-05 10:58 AM

no laughing matter - runners have used band aids for years on nipples - lots more bouncing there, obviously, which rubs against the shirt.

As You Like It 09-29-05 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by pgoat
I've actually seen the duct tape bustier thingy b4 (black works a tad better than grey imo) but I miss the connection between piercing and the tape - sorry if I am just dense.....was it just a fashion choice?

I used to hang around with a bunch of freaky gothics and learned that the best way to do a duct-tape bustiere is to first wrap a layer of cling-film around your torso, then go nutty with the tape. Then, when you are ready to take off your tape, you can carefully use a pair of scissors to snip the tape off. With the plastic layer, you don't get adhesive on your skin!

Eatadonut 09-29-05 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by pgoat
no laughing matter - runners have used band aids for years on nipples - lots more bouncing there, obviously, which rubs against the shirt.



True that, I had a friend who did XC running, on a normal day he'd be rubbed raw, if it was less than about 70, he'd be bleeding pretty steadily. Bandaids, moleskin, vaseline, anything to keep from seeing that again :p

pgoat 09-29-05 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by As You Like It
I used to hang around with a bunch of freaky gothics and learned that the best way to do a duct-tape bustiere is to first wrap a layer of cling-film around your torso, then go nutty with the tape. Then, when you are ready to take off your tape, you can carefully use a pair of scissors to snip the tape off. With the plastic layer, you don't get adhesive on your skin!


now that's smart! :beer:

pgoat 09-29-05 01:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Eatadonut
True that, I had a friend who did XC running, on a normal day he'd be rubbed raw, if it was less than about 70, he'd be bleeding pretty steadily. Bandaids, moleskin, vaseline, anything to keep from seeing that again :p


I've been lucky - in many years of running I only had the nipple burn once or twice - usually on a real hot day with a tshirt that had one of those big, thick heavy decals on the front (the kind that start to flake and peel after a few washings)


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