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goddamn, saddle sores are lame(10 posts)

goddamn, saddle sores are lamecollinsc
Feb 26, 2003 9:26 AM
just thought i'd share.
re: Bag Balm nmcyclopathic
Feb 26, 2003 9:57 AM
Disagreejtolleson
Feb 26, 2003 11:14 AM
Bag Balm is a preventative, but once you've got one of the suckers, dry and clean and loose fitting clothes. DON'T slime it up with Bag Balm (same goes for Desitin).

Bag Balm rocks for its intended purposes, but healing an existing sore ain't one of 'em.
Disagreecyclopathic
Feb 26, 2003 2:12 PM
have you ever tried?

what you need to do is wash sores gently with mild soap/warm water then apply liberally Bag Balm and put on soft underwear. Sores will be gone when you wake up next morning. Also works great on lip chips, road rush and sore nipples /you wouldn't have that unless you don't wear sports bra/.

Bag Balm was created to fight chips on cow's utter and it would normally be applied after chips occurred usually overnight after milking a cow.

Now I never tried it on really old sores.
Those aren't saddle soresjtolleson
Feb 26, 2003 3:33 PM
road rash, sore nipples, and skin tender from friction are just a different ilk than a saddle sore, which is basically a hair follicle infected, usually by a combination of bacteria, moisture, pressure, and friction. Mistreated, they can become badly enough infected to ruin a season.

They don't heal overnight, and they'll heal even more slowly (or become infected) if covered with air-blocking goop like bag balm.

I think this issue gets confused because everyone wants to call any tender spot between knees and navel a "saddle sore."
re: sorescyclopathic
Feb 26, 2003 4:42 PM
though I had never let sores past to seriously infected stage (which happens if you don't treat them for 2-3 days) I had treated "tender spots" which managed by the end of the day to soak chamois with blood.

Bag Balm has anti-bacterial properties and it works on infection faster then extra strenth Neosporin. Neosporin has antibiotics, Bag Balm has 8-hydroxy quinoline sulfate (also sold as Chinosol Fungicide). 8-hydroxy quinoline sulfate was used in pre-penicillin discovery age to inhibit Botrytis cinerea infections. In form of power it was the most widely used medication in WWI to treat epidural infections and fresh wounds.

If you pass the first stage and wait for 2-3 days, the surrounding area gets infected, red and swollen. In this case any external treatment will not be enough I would highly advise to rush to doctor or even to ER and get good oral antibiotics.

For early DIY afterride sore treatment Bag Balm or if you prefer Neosporin works just fine.

Happy /soreless/ rides ;)
Desitin nmnoveread
Feb 26, 2003 10:51 AM
Oxy 10sacheson
Feb 26, 2003 10:54 AM
Don't laugh. It works.
Hibicleanse (sp?)SnowBlind
Feb 26, 2003 11:30 AM
the same active ingredient as the orange crap they ooze on you before surgury, an idodine compound.
Be careful, it stains brown if exposed to bleach.
Hydrogen Peroxide to treat, Body Glide & cleanliness to preventdzrider
Feb 26, 2003 11:31 AM