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Bedeviling problem, anybody else?

Old 01-08-18, 08:36 AM
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Bedeviling problem, anybody else?

I don't know what to call it, perhaps a boil or maybe just a blocked hair pore in the perineum area. Been going on for several years and when I ride for longer distances, it tends to cause the area to swell. When I lay off the riding, it tends to go down but comes back when I resume riding. Recently had another spot develop in that area which is like a small hard knott, again I'm thinking a blocked pore. I try to get out of the bibs and shower as quickly as I can after riding to keep bacteria from growing. Wondering if perhaps applying some antibacterial ointment would help while riding or even while at work. Yeah, I prolly should consult with MD but I'm quite sure he'd want to aspirate it and I'm not looking forward to getting a needle there


So, anybody else deal with this kind of thing and what did you do about it?
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Originally Posted by whitemax View Post
I don't know what to call it, perhaps a boil or maybe just a blocked hair pore in the perineum area. Been going on for several years and when I ride for longer distances, it tends to cause the area to swell. When I lay off the riding, it tends to go down but comes back when I resume riding. Recently had another spot develop in that area which is like a small hard knott, again I'm thinking a blocked pore. I try to get out of the bibs and shower as quickly as I can after riding to keep bacteria from growing. Wondering if perhaps applying some antibacterial ointment would help while riding or even while at work. Yeah, I prolly should consult with MD but I'm quite sure he'd want to aspirate it and I'm not looking forward to getting a needle there


So, anybody else deal with this kind of thing and what did you do about it?
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
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So, anybody else deal with this kind of thing and what did you do about it?
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Ride a 'bent?
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Showering immediately after a ride is good and so is antibacterial ointment. I've had those hard knots also. What also helps to to clean the area before the ride to minimize the presence of bacteria before it can be ground in.
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Google "Saddle Sore".
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Try putting hemorrhoid cream on it.
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Or you could try an acne spot cream, benzoly peroxide is what I’ve used, see if that helps.
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Yea this sounds like a saddle sore. Basically just a pimple from hell. Unless it grows arms or turns colors...probably nothing to worry about other than the pain and it making riding uncomfortable.

They make stuff called chamois cream to help prevent it. I had a couple over the summer and started using my daughters diaper rash cream. Seemed to help

edit: wait...have you had multiple sores over the course of years, or ONE sore that has lasted years?!
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Use one of these in the shower once a week, your problems will (eventually) go away.
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Originally Posted by Abe_Froman View Post
Yea this sounds like a saddle sore. Basically just a pimple from hell. Unless it grows arms or turns colors...probably nothing to worry about other than the pain and it making riding uncomfortable.

They make stuff called chamois cream to help prevent it. I had a couple over the summer and started using my daughters diaper rash cream. Seemed to help

edit: wait...have you had multiple sores over the course of years, or ONE sore that has lasted years?!

Right, kind of like a pimple. I always thought a saddle sore was due to sores arising from abrasion and this is presumably from a blocked pore. I've had one for several years now that tends to swell some when riding a lot. Recently got a pimple like knot right beside it. I always use chamois cream to lessen the friction.
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Originally Posted by berner View Post
Showering immediately after a ride is good and so is antibacterial ointment. I've had those hard knots also. What also helps to to clean the area before the ride to minimize the presence of bacteria before it can be ground in.

Cleaning prior to a ride is a good idea that I hadn't thought of, thanks!
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Originally Posted by silverado8405 View Post
Or you could try an acne spot cream, benzoly peroxide is what I’ve used, see if that helps.

Sounds like a good idea, i'll try it. Thanks
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Dude...if this has been there YEARS I would go see somebody.
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You could get a saddle that doesn't force you to sit on the fragile perineum.
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+1 Definately worth a doctor visit. I've never had a saddle sore last that long. I read that some folks have their pereneum waxed to remove any hair down there. Does anyone do this? I've never needed to do that so far. Also have only had saddle sores years ago using some of the older saddles that didn't feel as good as my current one. Oh, and I can also recommend trying another saddle. Although that seems to be the never ending quest that most of us never seem to complete...

Edit: @Kontact beat me to it...
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At this point they are cysts. get them removed. Professionally....not at your local bike shop.
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Yeah I have had stuff like that on my inner thigh once. When it didn't go away within a week I went and got it lanced/drained. Never came back. You should go have it looked at, why not?

I wonder if chamois cream could make these problems worse for some people. To me it seems like it might get into your pores and clog them up.. Not sure though.
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Cleaning prior to a ride is a good idea that I hadn't thought of, thanks!
Always a good idea. especially in summer heat, I try to always take a quick soapy shower before heading out if I woke up early enough. As was said.. bacteria multiply. The less the starting number of them the better..
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Cleaning prior to a ride is a good idea that I hadn't thought of, thanks!
Along the same lines as cleaning before and after your ride, you could always carry a wet wipe or two and do a little touch-up half way through some of your longer rides.
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Have you tried a hot soldering iron?
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Sitz bath with Epsom salts. Good for hemorrhoids too. Or fill a hot bath with Epsom salts and soak the whole body for an hour. Feels good. I just got back from a chilly midnight ride and that's what I'm gonna do right now.
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Originally Posted by Doctor Morbius View Post
Have you tried a hot soldering iron?

That might actually hurt less than getting a needle there
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Originally Posted by ptempel View Post
+1 Definately worth a doctor visit. I've never had a saddle sore last that long. I read that some folks have their pereneum waxed to remove any hair down there.
I'm sure the doctor would appreciate OP's courteous gesture of showing up all smooth down there. If they do have to lance something or stitch something, they'll probably have to shave it anyway.

I haven't checked though - is waxing something you can do at home? Or do you have to go to one of those studios I see in the shopping centers?
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