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What type of perscription have you gotten for saddle sores??(13 posts)

What type of perscription have you gotten for saddle sores??biknben
Jul 16, 2003 12:29 PM
I've got a couple of the dreaded saddle sores in my "most intimate of areas". I use OTC ointments (antibiotic Neosporin) on a regular basis. One of the little "F"ers has turned black and painful. Typically a sign of infection, right?

Well, I called my Doc to ask if she could prescribe something without me having to drop trou for her (yes, Doc is a woman). She happens to be a cyclist but was not helpful and seemed pretty clueless in regard to saddle sores. She wants me to come in. Anyway, can anyone recommend a specific oral anitbiotic or prescription ointment so I can help my doc to help me?

Thanks in advance.
Do I have a deal for you!!gtscottie
Jul 16, 2003 12:46 PM
Penaten cream. You will find it in the baby section of most grocery stores. It is used for diaper rash and works great. It also has a medication in it that kills the hurt almost right away. I have put it on after a ride in the evening and by morning....Walla the sore is gone.
Paging Dr. Brooks--need a prescription for a leather saddle nmContinental
Jul 16, 2003 1:30 PM
re: What type of perscription have you gotten for saddle sores??High Gear
Jul 16, 2003 2:04 PM
I lived with getting saddle sores for many years. I finally found a good short and saddle combo. If you have the type of sore that is like a pimple. Then the best way is to pop it right away after you shower. Then apply a round band-aid with triple antibotic. This will draw out the infection by keeping it miost. You may have to repop it again if it fills back up. I have tried acne medication and a perscribed 2% Erythromycin gel. Neither worked. I think the Erythromycin could have worked if it was in a oil based ointment. It's very hard to get rid of a saddle sore if it's not popped right away.
Without getting too graphic...biknben
Jul 16, 2003 3:25 PM
What I have is similar to what you described. This one started out looking like a pimple. Within a day it was bad. I did pop it when I realized how bad it was. Let's just say it was gross. The use an oil based ointment on a daily basis so I think I'm already beyond that. This is why I was condsidering perscription meds.

I took today off from the bike and called the doc. She wouldn't help me over the phone and required me to come in. She may regret that tomorrow. :-)
You did the right thing but waited too long...High Gear
Jul 16, 2003 5:22 PM
Most every time I waited to pop it, I was stuck it for about two weeks. I have ridden with one and sometimes it brought it to a head again. If you happen to get them often, look into getting a new saddle and or shorts. Some people think that they are from filth. In my case and probably yours, they were from pressure spots and happen in the same places every time. Good luck tomorrow!
A hammer, a chisel, and a gallon of liquid nitrogenSpoiler
Jul 16, 2003 5:02 PM
and of course, when working with such tools, wear safety glasses.
tea tree oil....kidrn
Jul 16, 2003 6:25 PM
tea tree oil....elcameron
Jul 16, 2003 7:35 PM
Please, expound.
GET A RECUMBENT (NM)ohmk1
Jul 17, 2003 4:52 AM
Emgel works really well...PsyDoc
Jul 17, 2003 8:10 AM
but your doctor has to prescribe it. Emgel is a topical gel containing erythromycin that is often prescribed for acne problems, but works incredibly well on saddle sores.
Emgel works really well...High Gear
Jul 17, 2003 8:30 AM
Didn't work at all for me. Are you speaking from experience?
Trust your doc....t0adman
Jul 17, 2003 3:20 PM
Man or woman, she's a doctor and I promise you she's seen worse than you festering taint. Go see her and let her give you some good stuff. Sounds to me like you might be getting ingrown hairs in your high pressure spots. I have a saddle sore I'm dealing with now but it's just very bad chafing. Good luck finding a remedy.