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saddle sores *under the skin* --anyone have advice?(7 posts)

saddle sores *under the skin* --anyone have advice?Spiritual Haiku
Sep 14, 2001 12:04 PM
the saddle seems to be well-dialed, and was comfortable, but i'm having a single occurrence of a cystic-type saddle sore after the double metric last weekend. painful on the bike!

i'm ASSuming:

* stay off arse as much as possible
* give it a few days to go away
* use heating pad or *hot* water on washcloth compress

any other suggestions?

thanks, and sorry for the post about my posterior.
re: saddle sores *under the skin* --anyone have advice?VW
Sep 14, 2001 1:21 PM
Earlier post say to use acne medicine on your saddle sores. Apparently, saddle sore is very similar to pimple on face in that they are infection due to clogged pores.

re: saddle sores *under the skin* --anyone have advice?Woof the dog
Sep 14, 2001 3:52 PM
Try Cortizone Max strength you can find. I read on the package you can't use it all the time though, but I often do anyways. In my unpleasant experience, these kinds of saddle sores don't go away faster than after like 5 days, and since i gotta ride, it takes even longer. It will come back too, 'cause it has something to do with your position on the saddle and the pressure points. Good luck.


Woof the dog.
re: saddle sores *under the skin* --anyone have advice?ouch
Sep 15, 2001 12:20 PM
I had these for a couple of months. Very painful. I washed religiously, changed out of the shorts immediately after a ride, tried all sorts of ointments, but nothing worked. The only thing that did the trick was changing my saddle. It was, as the earlier post said, a pressure point problem. Once I changed the saddle, they went away. Good luck!
more stuffWoof the dog
Sep 15, 2001 9:07 PM
you don't have to change a saddle. Try rotating a saddle a little bit to the left (or right) away from that pressure point. Okay?


Woof the dawg
here ya go...rib-eye
Sep 14, 2001 4:18 PM
"saddle sores" are most typically infected hair follicles, i.e., a boils - not a plugged pore (pimple). Treatment is pretty much as you described. More severe, continuous and/or recurring cases can be treated with an oral antibiotic like e-mycin, etc. See you doc if this is the case. If you find yourself prone to these, a great preventative is to thoroughtly/regularly wash your butt with Betadine, followed with Neosporin or one of the various "butt ointments".
thanks, all, will do--NMSpiritual Haiku
Sep 17, 2001 5:26 AM