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Anybody have a quick cure for saddle sores/ A$$ rash??

Old 08-21-12, 07:36 PM
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Anybody have a quick cure for saddle sores/ A$$ rash??

It appears I have been spending a bit too much time in the saddle lately. i have a gotten a couple spots on my bum that have gotten a little raw. have tried a vitamin E based first aid cream, but I don't think it is working that well. Anti Monkey Butt powder of Gold Bond Powder?
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Skip the powder. Get some shammy cream and use that. Get out of your shorts asap after riding and wash. Apply triple antibiotic cream to affected areas twice a day. Make sure your bike fits you properly. Good luck.
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Originally Posted by surgeonstone
Skip the powder. Get some shammy cream and use that. Get out of your shorts asap after riding and wash. Apply triple antibiotic cream to affected areas twice a day. Make sure your bike fits you properly. Good luck.
and don't post pictures of your sores on BF.
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Time off, Bag Balm (Walgreens) post-ride, and the chamois cream.

Sometimes an incorrect fit causes saddle sores. Depends on where they occur.
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Tea tree oil, in strong concentration. But try it elsewhere first, to make sure your skin doesn't over-react. It's both anti-septic and in my experience anti-itch. Seems to head off this problem applied before or after a ride. My 2 cents.
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Only cure is cleanliness, dryness and time off the saddle while it heals.

Best preventive is a chamois creme with some witchhazel (a natural astringent which causes your pores to shrink) like Eurostyle Chamois Butt'r. And wash & dry your shorts EVERY time, even if it was just a 30-minute ride.
If you ride to work and don't have a shower at the office, keep a hair-dryer at your desk and dry your junk off at work. Hopefully you've got either a lock on your office door, or a one-man restroom, so you don't have to answer any uncomfortable questions. Only thing worse than trying to explain what you're doing with the hair dryer, is lancing boils (yuk) resulted from stewing all day long in your buttsweat.
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Prevention is the best approach, IMO. Keep your "downstairs" clean, and use clean shorts with every ride. I haven't had a saddle sore in decades now.
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I was completely skeptical, but the assos post ride goop is a miracle.
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Originally Posted by calamarichris
Only cure is cleanliness, dryness and time off the saddle while it heals.

Best preventive is a chamois creme with some witchhazel (a natural astringent which causes your pores to shrink) like Eurostyle Chamois Butt'r. And wash & dry your shorts EVERY time, even if it was just a 30-minute ride.
If you ride to work and don't have a shower at the office, keep a hair-dryer at your desk and dry your junk off at work. Hopefully you've got either a lock on your office door, or a one-man restroom, so you don't have to answer any uncomfortable questions. Only thing worse than trying to explain what you're doing with the hair dryer, is lancing boils (yuk) resulted from stewing all day long in your buttsweat.
Eurostyle Chamois Butt'r is very good stuff. Fairly cheap on Amazon.

I'd determine first if it's bacterial or if it's caused by friction. If friction, all the anti-bacterial regimens won't do a thing (including washing shorts).

All the "boils" I've had to lance have come from poor fit (me dinking around with things).
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Diaper rash cream is MADE for these sores.

I've used it a lot, with very good success,
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+1 diaper creme
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Originally Posted by GP
and don't post pictures of your sores on BF.
if anyone that post saddle sore pics, the mod staff will have a race to see who can ban them first. Promise
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That one guy did, that one time.
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Zinc oxide cream.

Just before bedtime ...

-- Have a hot shower and wash the area well.
-- Dry well.
-- Apply a generous amount of zinc oxide cream.
-- Wear loose boxer shorts.
-- Go to sleep.
-- Wake up in the morning all clear.
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A decent tried and tested saddle, such as Selle Turbomatic will defo help too.
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Originally Posted by MrTuner1970
Time off, Bag Balm (Walgreens) post-ride, and the chamois cream.

Sometimes an incorrect fit causes saddle sores. Depends on where they occur.
Post Ride?I just started using it pre ride and am happy with the benefits.Is post ride a healing method?
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Originally Posted by Velo Gator
That one guy did, that one time.
At band camp?
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Originally Posted by trek330
Post Ride?I just started using it pre ride and am happy with the benefits.Is post ride a healing method?
It has healing stuff in it. And I don't know that you want to be using it that often. I reserve it for chafing and sores. Besides, it's mostly petroleum jelly. Petroleum jelly (Vaseline) is cheaper and works ok as a chamois cream, although I like other things better.

Sometimes Vaseline on the skin and chamois cream on the pad does the trick, especially on very long rides.
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Dznuts. Best I have used.
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Try Vermont's Original Bag Balm. It's real gooey and feels weird, but relieves sores with great effect. Put it on right after a shower, and don't be shy.
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I had one bothering me while I was staying at a hotel. I got some acne medicine out of the vending machine and that seemed to help. Softened up and "depressurized" overnight and was much more comfortable the next day.
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I used to have the same issue. I found that using a loofah in the shower and then making sure to use the chamois cream, as previously suggested. I use Belgium Budder, If I ride more than 20 miles without it I pay dearly for a week following. Good luck, saddle sores can really ruin a ride.
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Hydrocortisone (over the counter) or a similar but stronger steroid will heal the sores the quickest. Use a skin lubricant like Body Glide or chamois cream to prevent them. I use Body Glide stick both on the chamois and on my skin. Sweat does the rest.
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Originally Posted by speedevil
At band camp?
Well played!
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