|I KNOW what a saddle sore is!!!!!||tronracer|
Apr 4, 2003 11:22 AM
|I have had something the size of a marble embedded in my skin (where my thigh meets my butt.y'know the contact area of butt-to-saddle) since September. I have been to the doctor twice since then and all he gave me was antibiotics which didn't work. Not to mention how embarrassing it is... "hey doc, can you take a look at my ass?" I haven't ridden in over a month now, and nothing has changed.
At this point, I'm ready for a home medical procedure. Okay, I need an X-acto knife, some alcohol, and lots of tissues..and band-aids. Any wrenches out there know of a better solution?
|Preparation H. Shrinks swelling! Or, it may need to be lanced.||Spunout|
Apr 4, 2003 11:31 AM
|Uh, you'll have to ask Lance about that ;-)
If it is an infection, you may have follicle problems. Shave the area. Wash well. Disinfect, maybe Polysporin is a better topical treatment. Wash your shorts in Dettol to disinfect those too.
|try a dermatologist (nm)||bigdave|
Apr 4, 2003 12:05 PM
|re: I KNOW what a saddle sore is!!!!!||kevinmd|
Apr 4, 2003 11:00 PM
I really wouldn't try the home surgery method. It hurts like hell and you may cut something important or it could be something that you don't want to cut through.
Now, I think it is unlikely that you have an infectious bump (abscess or folliculitis) that has been around for six months. There are a bunch of different things this could be, and without seeing it, I would not be able to comment. Please don't post a picture :) A short list include a granuloma (chronic inflammatory tissue), lipoma, epidermal inclusion cyst, or a keloid. It could be something worse, but unlikely.
If you doctor doesn't know what to do with it, get a referral, or go see a dermatologist. You may need to have the thing biopsied, injected or just wacked out. So go see someone, then get your butt on the bike.
This post is for information only, and does not constitute a physician-patient relationship. If unsure, do what your personal physician advises.