|Help I think I have Saddle Sores||hairywinston|
Aug 14, 2002 5:49 AM
|First of all. I am not sure how I got them. I always ride with clean shorts and take a shower driectly after riding. Please tell me how to get rid of these painful little rashes, and can I still ride while I am trying to get rid of them. Thanks|
|re: Help I think I have Saddle Sores||bigdave|
Aug 14, 2002 6:34 AM
The cleanliness part isn't everything. Sometimes it's just chafing... the only time I got them was with certain shorts that have a seam right where a seam has no business being. A bunch of miles mean lots of rubbing where that seam is, and then the sore pops up, sort of like a blister (but definitely a saddle sore).
What I used was a band-aid with neosporin after I popped the sucker, then when it was healed, I put a bit of fabric band-aid on top of it and rode as normal. No problems and the sore went away. I just use the fabric adhesive part, not the pad... the fabric band-aids seem to have a relatively low-friction surface and are very thin, so they don't get in the way, and prevent chafing in that area.
Here's a little more info:
|re: Help I think I have Saddle Sores||clintb|
Aug 14, 2002 7:08 AM
|I second the reccomendations from the link to Arnie Baker with just one addition. I have regular access to a Pharmacist where I work and it was suggested that I use Lamasil (sp?) on the affected area. Lamasil is for jock itch and athletes foot which are both a fungal infection. Makes sense since that area is subjected to not much air circulation and lots of moisture. I tried it and three days later the area is much better. Gonna try the moleskin stuff as well tonight.|
Aug 14, 2002 7:17 AM
|Udder Balm actually helps in the days following, and a little in the strategic area before the ride can help keep the spot lubed, if it was caused by chafing.
The moleskin is a good idea, but I found it was too thick for my use. Cutting just the adhesive part off a cloth band-aid was thinner and worked better for me.