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Old 01-22-10, 03:40 PM   #1
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Anyone ever got jock itch from riding?

Whether it be with or without bike-specific clothing.
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Old 01-22-10, 04:04 PM   #2
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Jock itch cannot be gotten from cycling. It can be aggravated by it.
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Take a shower after your ride and wash your taint. No shower available? Carry some wipes.
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If you tend to sweat alot then the moisture creates an opportunity for it to occur. Try using a little powder, like Gold's medicated, and it will help keep moisture down and prevent jock itch.
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It's jock itch if your a runner, if your a cyclist it's called monkey butt.
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Nope! I use a butter butter type cream while riding. Walmart, $5 for Queen Helene. Reduces friction on long rides. Remove cycling shorts immediatley after ride, wash. No problem!
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nope no issues here
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Take a shower after your ride and wash your taint. No shower available? Carry some wipes.
Oh shucks! A doctor told me that both men and women get the itch worm if the padding is too thick or not breathable.
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Anyone ever got jock itch from riding?
Nope! You get that from public drinking fountains.
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Whether it be with or without bike-specific clothing.
Dryness is your friend. Jock itch is the same fungus as athletes foot, tinea. I was plagued by it when I was young and would sweat nervously before any kind of event. It was a curse. I finally got rid of it.

Change your shorts often, make sure you're completely dry down there before dressing. Consider Lomotrin or Tinactin. The bike ride is exacerbating it, sweat feeds it, chafing and rubbing then really make it hurt. Get rid of the fungus and any sweat/chafing will become an irritation instead of an inflammation.

Treat your feet the same way. Get rid of the fungus. Dryness will kill Tinea, it must have moisture.

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