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saddle sores (disgusting)

Old 07-07-08, 07:07 PM
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saddle sores (disgusting)

I just lanced a saddle sore that's been bugging me all weekend, and now im sitting on a tissue towel bc it wont stop draining. Is there any kind of steroid or antibacterial ointment that you have found good?

I tried a bit of cortisone and fucidin cream that i had lying around, but i dont think it's strong enough.
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Originally Posted by lxpatterson View Post
I just lanced a saddle sore that's been bugging me all weekend, and now im sitting on a tissue towel bc it wont stop draining. Is there any kind of steroid or antibacterial ointment that you have found good?

I tried a bit of cortisone and fucidin cream that i had lying around, but i dont think it's strong enough.
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that looks like a nipple.
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Old 07-07-08, 07:11 PM
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i had to go the docs and get a course of antibios for the nasty one i got (from a sellesmp compo****). there are ointments that draw out the fluid, i forget what they're called. they are basically bacterial infections.
don't mess around with them, they can leave bad scar tissue and be an issue for a long time.
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Originally Posted by lxpatterson View Post
I just lanced a saddle sore that's been bugging me all weekend, and now im sitting on a tissue towel bc it wont stop draining. Is there any kind of steroid or antibacterial ointment that you have found good?

I tried a bit of cortisone and fucidin cream that i had lying around, but i dont think it's strong enough.
DO NOT USE STEROID CREAM.

This is an abscess. It's going to drain. You want it to drain. In fact, if it's draining and it's still painful, it may be inadequately drained and doomed to recur.

There's no antibiotic or steroid cream in the world that will help if it's not adequately drained. See a doctor.
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Originally Posted by lxpatterson View Post
that looks like a nipple.
a butt nipple
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Old 07-07-08, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by DrPete View Post
DO NOT USE STEROID CREAM.

This is an abscess. It's going to drain. You want it to drain. In fact, if it's draining and it's still painful, it may be inadequately drained and doomed to recur.

There's no antibiotic or steroid cream in the world that will help if it's not adequately drained. See a doctor.
Oh ok. thanks! I didnt even think to go see an MD, but i guess it makes sense to ensure all the fluid is gone. This is the first time i've gotten such a painful saddle sore.
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Old 07-07-08, 07:24 PM
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i had a saddle sore that looked like the one in the pic. turned out to be MRSA...took over a YEAR to get over it!!! unbelieveable!! they would keep coming back and swell to the size of tennis balls under my skin. it was the most painful miserable thing i've ever been through... i still haven't gotten my fitness back after all of that.
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Old 07-07-08, 07:28 PM
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mrsa?
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Old 07-07-08, 07:33 PM
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antibiotic resistant staph infection. "Methyciliin Resistant Staphlococcus Aureas" comes out of nowhere. it made the news a while back because all of these basketball players and other athetes were getting it and dying from it when it got into their organs.

it is seriously f'd up
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neosporin works great. might also want to consider taking some time off the saddle if it's that bad.
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oh god, oh god! You made me hungry
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Um..... why are we posting pix of saddle sores again?
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Chamois cream does wonders to prevent this kind of stuff.
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Soaking in Epsom salts will help it drain, sometimes without even lancing it.

How the heck did you lance it? I mean, that's a hard spot to reach...

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Old 07-07-08, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by FlashUNC View Post
Chamois cream does wonders to prevent this kind of stuff.
+1, along with changing out of your cycling shorts / bibs as soon as possible when done riding.
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Since no one's yet asked, how long did it take this little beauty to blossom? Was this after a double century, or over the period of a few weeks of consistent shorter but harder riding? Were you wearing the proper gear (bibs)?

I've done some long, hard rides and never came close to this.
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Originally Posted by Az B View Post
Soaking in Epsom salts will help it drain, sometimes without even lancing it.

How the heck did you lance it? I mean, that's a hard spot to reach...

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Well maybe "lance" lending the procedure more dignity than it deserves. I actually was picking at the lesion, while drinking a beer and checking my mail, until it started leaking fluid. There was no autoclave, surgical tools, or anything so civilized involved. Mine took about a week of extra mileage to emerge, and I would attribute it to wearing damp shorts around (after a ride) to do chores, sit around, whatever.
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Rubbing alcohol. You don't want an infection.
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Originally Posted by lxpatterson View Post
, and I would attribute it to wearing damp shorts around (after a ride) to do chores, sit around, whatever.
oh my
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Originally Posted by lxpatterson View Post
Well maybe "lance" lending the procedure more dignity than it deserves. I actually was picking at the lesion, while drinking a beer and checking my mail, until it started leaking fluid. There was no autoclave, surgical tools, or anything so civilized involved. Mine took about a week of extra mileage to emerge, and I would attribute it to wearing damp shorts around (after a ride) to do chores, sit around, whatever.
seriously, wtf... disgusting
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Originally Posted by lxpatterson View Post
Well maybe "lance" lending the procedure more dignity than it deserves. I actually was picking at the lesion, while drinking a beer and checking my mail, until it started leaking fluid. There was no autoclave, surgical tools, or anything so civilized involved. Mine took about a week of extra mileage to emerge, and I would attribute it to wearing damp shorts around (after a ride) to do chores, sit around, whatever.
Gosh, no need to spare the details.
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Originally Posted by enjoi07 View Post
oh my
well theres your problem. The most I'm in my bibs after a ride is 15 minutes to make a shake, just because I don't want to soil a new set of underwear and don't want to wear an old set. On days when I'm out of bananas I get out of my bibs within 5 minutes.
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Shower before and after every longer ride + a good chamois cream has done the trick this season for me.
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Originally Posted by Az B View Post
Soaking in Epsom salts will help it drain, sometimes without even lancing it.
agree. Nothing works better than sitting in a tub of warm, very salty water. I've worked some minor miracles by soaking saddles sores in salt.

You usually only need 2 or 3 inches of water to cover your crotch

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