This year I got my first saddle sore. I looked up solutions to it on the web and there were many suggestions. I just wanted to put on the message board what worked extremely well for me. This wasn't an external blister. This was like a deep pimple that got very big. It felt the same too. It hurt if pressure was applied to it.
Months ago it started. I tried using acne cream on it and it did have an effect. At the same time I was also fighting a never ending cold. I took something called Sinus and Respiratory from New Chapter to relieve my congestion and phlegm. It really worked. It was full of many different herbs. Now I wonder if the minor effects of the acne cream weren't really caused by the Sinus and Respiratory capsules.
Weeks after the bottle of Sinus and Respiratory capsules were used up the saddle sore got large again. Some of my congestion symptoms were also coming back. I had some Goldenseal tincture around from a previous need. Goldenseal was one of the ingredients in the Sinus and Respiratory formulation. I took the dropper and used about fifteen drops one night. The next day the saddle sore was much smaller. I continued to take the drops for the congestion and the saddle sore got much smaller and now is just a tiny bump.
Goldenseal is an anti-bacterial herb. It tastes very nasty so always have something to dilute it in your mouth and something tasty to eat to get rid of the bad flavor. Also THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT, take a B complex pill while using it. Goldenseal will totally deplete your B vitamins and make your body really cranky as well as your personality. Never take Goldenseal without using extra B vitamins.
Goldenseal can be found in vitamin shops or health food stores that sell vitamins. I bought it in a tincture which has super pure alcohol as a transport agent. Unless you've had moonshine you've never tasted alcohol so pure. It's nasty and burns.
Staying off the bicycle does help the saddle sore condition but it wasn't enough to heal the problem. Using Goldenseal and staying off the saddle caused my problem to almost disappear in four days.