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Saddle sore question. Close up photo attached.

Old 06-17-11, 09:23 PM
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Saddle sore question. Close up photo attached.

j\k no photos! And now you know you're a degenerate!

But seriously . . . Given that I currently have what seems to be the beginning of a small saddle sore, and I am going to be riding tomorrow morning, do you think it better to use chamois cream or just keep the area super clean and avoid applying a greasy mess?
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Old 06-17-11, 09:26 PM
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I'm a degenerate I guess. Chamois Cream is always best.
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Absolutely use cream. Dry sucks with a sore. I get them all the time. epsome salt bath after helps somewhat.
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keep it clean, and start applying antibiotic ointment immediately.

preventative - I use a very light application of antibiotic ointment once weekly under the sitz bones and in the leg creases
been doin that since you could buy the stuff over-the-counter
can;t remember the last time I had a saddle sore, eems like it's been maybe 20+ yrs ...? even ingrown hairs or sensitive spots disappear after a day.
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or just keep the area super clean....
You dont normally??
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Cut a hole in your saddle in the general area Rule 61

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I was expecting a picture of your saddle. That's what I would have rewarded the degenerates with, anyway.

Use the chamois cream to keep it from getting worse while you ride, then keep it clean the rest of the time.
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Originally Posted by Nachoman View Post
...just keep the area super clean...
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You dont normally??
Not only for the current situation, but in general as a preventive measure, I would recommend using 91% isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) after showering. An antibiotic cream is probably also a good idea for the lesion you have now.
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Use Endur-It chamois cream. It has allantoin to help you heal and also the cream keeps bacteria off.
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Not only for the current situation, but in general as a preventive measure, I would recommend using 91% isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) after showering. An antibiotic cream is probably also a good idea for the lesion you have now.
No, no. Hang by your legs off a gravity bar and have your significant other pour a bottle of hydrogen peroxide on the afflited area. When it stops bubbling you are good to go.
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No, no. Hang by your legs off a gravity bar and have your significant other pour a bottle of hydrogen peroxide on the afflited area. When it stops bubbling you are good to go.
Or rub a little bacon grease on it and get the dog to lick it.
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Yes use chamois cream, also get some Hibiclens anti-microbial cleanser, wash the are with this after a ride and apply some anti septic cream. I mix up some Neosporin with diaper cream and anti fungal cream and apply that, usually gets rid of a saddle sore in a day or so.
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Also don't stay in your sweaty bibs after a ride
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Also don't stay in your sweaty bibs after a ride
At least before bed time.
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You're screwed. It's not too hard to avoid saddle sores. Once you get them, options are to take a 3-5 days off, or apply balms and ride short distances, or apply balms and ride long distances, and just see how long healing takes.

Two good prevention measures are: A) get shorts with good chamois pads, and B) use chamois creme if you find you are getting abrasions.

Assos, in partnership with Cytech makes "Elastic Interface Technology" pads (this is a registered trademark, as is their double-arrow < > symbol), and several brands of shorts have them. They work very well.
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The only answer:

wood planer.
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Or rub a little bacon grease on it and get the dog to lick it.
we're still talking about the saddle sore....right?
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