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Old 04-07-10, 03:59 PM   #1
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chafing

For a long time I always thought that folks who speak of getting chafed while riding or doing triathlons were exaggerating. Now I know different. I spun for a hour today, going at fast pace throughout the spin. I got very chafed. Torn skin off. How do you all treat it? I know next time to use some Body Glide before I attempt to do this. But what do you use to heal the chafing. I've never had this happen.
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Any number of embrocation products and a good quality short with a proper chamois in it.
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Use personal lubricant where you chafe. It works much better than Bodyglide.
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Once you are chafed, only time will heal it.
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Use personal lubricant where you chafe. It works much better than Bodyglide.
For example?
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Chamois Butt'r. Won't fix, but definitely prevents.
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Assos is more expensive, but in my experience, actually stays put, rather than dissolves instantly like Chamois Butt'r does. Semi-soluable means that its there for awhile to provide that protection, and doesn't make a mess of your shorts.
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Once you are chafed, only time will heal it.
True, but something like "Tegaderm" can prevent it from getting worse while it heals.
http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3...ands/tegaderm/
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