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Old 08-03-14, 08:52 AM   #1
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Lantiseptic - treatment; Chamois Buttr' - lubricant?

Chamois Buttr' (Paceline Products) seems meant as a lubricant and Lantiseptic seems more of a treatment for "diaper dermatitis".
I know there are many unadvertised uses for products that are found by trial & error and then sort of passed around through the grapevine & forums (one of the most well known, Skin So Soft, as an insect repellent).
Has anyone had any success with Lantiseptic as a lubricant to be used during the ride? Or is it mostly used for after the ride, say when one is catching a few hours sleep on a brevet?
One PBP rider said he used Lantiseptic for a foot condition while he caught a fews hours sleep.
Please limit your comments to just these two products and only if you have used one or the other. I don't need more choices - Bag Balm, Nutz, Udder Cream, Joey's Magic Lotion, nothing, etc.
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Old 08-03-14, 09:13 PM   #2
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I've used both. Chamois Butt'r on the recommendation of my mechanic / bike shop owner. Lantiseptic on the recommendation of 4 local randonneurs, one of whom is the current RUSA prez. His take on Lantiseptic is amusing and informative: Research Trailer Park: Settled: The Great Lantiseptic Debate
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I use Chamais Butt'r at the beginning of a ride and I carry some packs around with me. I carry some Lantiseptic in case something goes wrong. Chamois cream does nothing for saddle sores that have already formed, in my experience anyway. Last 200k I did I went with a dry chamois and nothing bad happened, which is kinda funny given how much trouble I had earlier in the year
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skiffrun - that assumes Lantiseptic as a lubrucant. It doesn't speak to how it compares to Chamois Buttr'. And nowadays I imagine the image would be of the Mesiah.
unter - so you use Chamois Buttr' as a lubricant, and Lantiseptic as a treatment.
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I never really thought about the function of what chamois cream does, I just know it prevents chafing. I have good luck with it for the most part. There is a reason why they are all basically the same stuff, it has been proven to work.

chamois cream apparently has alcohol in it, so putting it on sensitive skin is not a good idea. Strangely, the same is true of first aid creams, learned that to my chagrin when I tried to treat saddle sores on this year's 300k. I'm sure Lantiseptic works as a substitute for chamois cream, but it seems like too much when something a lot less intrusive will work. It is really sticky, which may be why it's so successful as an on-road treatment for saddle sores because you don't want relative motion between the shorts and skin at that point. I assume that lantiseptic is pretty close in formulation with zinc diaper rash creams, I have used that with success for treating saddle sores after a ride or at overnight stops
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I recently encountered my first cycling mega boil. I used "Brave Soldier" Amazon.com: Brave Soldier Antiseptic Healing Ointment 1 oz: Sports & Outdoors. Once it broke this did the trick. I had to stop riding for three days to allow the wound to heal but it has completely cleared. I use Chamois Butter and also put an extra amount over the area where the boil occurred. So far so good.

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Chamois Buttr' (Paceline Products) seems meant as a lubricant and Lantiseptic seems more of a treatment for "diaper dermatitis".
I know there are many unadvertised uses for products that are found by trial & error and then sort of passed around through the grapevine & forums (one of the most well known, Skin So Soft, as an insect repellent).
Has anyone had any success with Lantiseptic as a lubricant to be used during the ride? Or is it mostly used for after the ride, say when one is catching a few hours sleep on a brevet?
One PBP rider said he used Lantiseptic for a foot condition while he caught a fews hours sleep.
Please limit your comments to just these two products and only if you have used one or the other. I don't need more choices - Bag Balm, Nutz, Udder Cream, Joey's Magic Lotion, nothing, etc.
Merci -
Lantiseptic is really, really sticky. To use enough that it acts a bit like a lubricant, you have to use so much that it oozes through your shorts.

Chamois Butt'r is designed to be a lubricant.

Like Unterhausen I use Chamois Butt'r until something goes wrong and then I'll use some Lantiseptic. I did use Lantiseptic on my feet during PBP '07 when I was developing a case of trenchfoot. And I've used it on my hands on long rainy days when my hands are so wet they get wrinkly and painful.
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I used Lantiseptic this week on a ride. It was so sticky I couldn't even move my butt around in my shorts.
I will stick with Chamois Buttr' as my lubricant of choice, and maybe carry a small tin of Lantiseptic in case a problem arises.
Thanks for your feedback.
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I used Lantiseptic this week on a ride. It was so sticky I couldn't even move my butt around in my shorts.
I will stick with Chamois Buttr' as my lubricant of choice, and maybe carry a small tin of Lantiseptic in case a problem arises.
Thanks for your feedback.
The packets of lantiseptic are very convenient!
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the buy-in on that stuff is rather expensive, seems like the minimum price for packets is over $100
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the buy-in on that stuff is rather expensive, seems like the minimum price for packets is over $100
You had me worried since I'm almost out of packets, but Bruce Medical has 1/2 packets at 36 for $35 + $10 shipping:
Lantiseptic Skin Protectant 14 oz. Jar

I know the link says "jar" but scroll down and you'll see the packets.
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Nick, thanks, I kept hoping someone would point out a source. I spent some time looking for them yesterday
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For a century or shorter ride, I use Chamois Buttr. For a double century, I have been starting with Chamios Buttr and using a packet of Lantiseptic later in the ride if the sit bones are feeling raw. For 2 doubles this year (Spring Solvang and Hemet) the Chamios Buttr was fine ( I also carry individual Chamios Buttr packets), but on the Eastern Sierra and Grand Tour Highland doubles I needed the Lantiseptic later in the ride. Friends that I ride these with start with the Lantiseptic. It is thicker.
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