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Old 06-05-07, 04:35 PM   #1
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Omg Heat Rash

any advice/cure/prevention regarding heat rash (prickley heat)? just got my first case (in the groin!!!) and i am none too excited. i've read about anhydrous lanolin, calomine, time, and lots of showers...any thougts?

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Old 06-05-07, 05:14 PM   #2
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Ice pack ... on for 10 minutes, off for 10 minutes, on for 10 minutes, etc. etc. until the pain eases up.

Just curious ... what kind of shorts were you wearing when you went riding in the heat?
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Old 06-05-07, 05:19 PM   #3
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Gold Bond Powder (or generic equivalent) before you ride.
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thanks for the advice, i was wearing pearl izumi vertex pro, a new brand for me and i love em!

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I usually have good results with 1% hydrocortisone cream right after a shower until the problem goes away.

And, might be obvious but I'll mention it anyway, make sure your shorts are clean. The only time I've gotten a rash around my bits was when I forgot to do laundry and put on a used pair. Also make sure that all soap is completely rinsed out.
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Old 06-06-07, 10:29 AM   #6
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I defiantly feel your pain on this one. I too suffer from this annoyance, often to the point where they bleed and become extremely unpleasant. The best product that I have come across hands down is Anti-Monkey Butt. http://antimonkeybutt.com/ I tried other products but this one works best for me. You can order it directly from the site. I apply it before I ride, jog, weight lift, or know I will be out in the sun for any extended period of time.
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My face is covered in heat rash right now. Any more suggestions?
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Gold Bond Powder (or generic equivalent) before you ride.
Menthol and Camphor on my tender bits? I don't THINK so.
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My face is covered in heat rash right now. Any more suggestions?
Wear a mask.
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Yup, I got it all up and down my thighs from the heat and humidity - even in the places where my skin was uncovered. PAINFUL!
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