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Old 06-23-04, 12:28 PM   #1
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Saddle sores

Has anyone ever had a saddle sore cut out by a docter.
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Old 06-23-04, 12:42 PM   #2
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saddle sore?i've read about that somewhere's here in the forum,but thought it was caused by breaking in a new seat or just being in the saddle longer that ur"butt"could stand...lol.the previous two that i mentioned i've experienced,but maybe my situation was just a sore"butt"!so this "saddle sore" is a medical condition that nee's medical attention?why is this?....just curious,david fom raleigh
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Has anyone ever had a saddle sore cut out by a docter.
This sounds worse than the sore itself.
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on my cross country tour last summer there were 2 instances where I didn't think I was going to be able to go on due to large saddle sores.

not to get too graphic, but I just "popped" them myself, washed well and applied antibacterial ointment. took a few days to heal, and was a tad (okay, more than a tad) uncomfortable.

these 2 instances came up when I ran out of Chamois Butt'r - now I use Bag Balm and am happy as a clam with it.
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Old 06-23-04, 09:44 PM   #5
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Has anyone ever had a saddle sore cut out by a docter.
No, I haven't

Sounds like a cyst? I had one on my thigh that took forever to heel, and left a whopping scar.
My doctor said that squeezing sores/pimples results in hard scar-tissue developing, therefore
encouraging a cyst to develop underneath the skin.

I sometimes put pimple cream on my sores, which works ok, but when they get
really bad (picture this ..... ) I sit in a small tub with 2 inches of hot salty water for
about 15 minutes -- works miracles!
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I had a fairly deep cyst in my scrotum as a result of saddle pressure. The doc lanced it. It was a painless procedure (but you have to trust your doc). Aftercare includes good hygene and stay off the bike until it heals. Any scar tissue may cause problems so you need a clean heal.

If you have a deep boil then stay off the bike. Apply heat treatment and powerful antibiotic cream. Keep it clean and dry.
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saddle sores are often a classic sign of overtraining

if you have to ride with a sore, keep the area as clean as possible, use antiseptic creams.

Unpleasant, and annoying.

To avoid them always clean shorts, with chamois cream or vaseline is a good substitute
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