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NEED HELP treating a rash/chafing.....(6 posts)

NEED HELP treating a rash/chafing.....butzdogg
May 27, 2003 10:02 AM
I have a rash in my nether region as a result of bad chafing (happenend more from running and walking than cycling). Anyways I have to ride and am wondering what would be the best during my ride:

1) Powder (gold bond, corn startch, etc....)
2) A lubricant/ointment (such as petroleum jelly)....I've lookedat my local bike shops for chamios butter but can't find any.

Rash is healing and is "drying out"

re: NEED HELP treating a rash/chafing.....BikinCO
May 27, 2003 10:16 AM
I put medicated baby powder in my shorts before every ride. I also changed from Verge bibs to PI bibs. The Verge chamois was very uncomfortable to me. I have not had any problems this season.
re: NEED HELP treating a rash/chafing.....Dave Hickey
May 27, 2003 10:28 AM
I had the same problem as you. For running, I quit using shorts with the built in liner. Only wear shorts that let you run loose and free:-). As for cycling, I've built up my collection of cycling shorts to 6-7 pairs. I only wear a pair once before washing. It's worked wonders for me.
re: NEED HELP treating a rash/chafing.....UcannotBsirius
May 27, 2003 11:20 AM
I use Sudocrem on any sores / rashes etc. We have a load in the house as it's great for nappy rash on babies. I'm in the UK, but I assume you can get it (or similar) in the US.
May 27, 2003 1:46 PM
This sounds a little weird, but carmex seems to work for me. I do a lot of backpacking and keep two little deals of carmex (one has a lid that i put dimples in so as to not get them mixed up, yuck). one for the lips and one for the, um, chafing area. It feels tingly (in a good way) over night and the next morning i'm good as new. I find this works when i get to chafing from cycling as well. give it a try
My method of healing/preventing rashcoonass
May 27, 2003 5:38 PM
is Heinz (Corn) Vinegar (the clear one). I apply it when I've finished my after-ride shower and haven't had a rash in over 23 years of riding. If you should develop 'jock itch', it will sting for a second, but remember the vinegar is returning your skin to it's natural PH and the sting is a sign of healing.... yes, there will be a vinegar smell for about 5 minutes, but there is nothing better or safer for your skin.....for years, doctors recommended that women use it for their personal hygiene; so you know it's safe....Corn Starch is an old military cure for what we called (ladies don't read further) "raw @ss"; generally after-effects of diarrhea..a few applications of CS and you can continue your normal life style in comfort....and also the best baby powder for your baby's diaper rash...Vinegar is so good that there are books written on it; I only have 3...but the stuff works!! (have an unbearable itching skin; apply the vinegar once, maybe twice but the itching will be gone and your skin hasn't been exposed to any chemicals)