Saddle Sore advice.

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TheLivingTed
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I am lucky that I do not usually get them. (I must not ride enough) Anyways, I got one now, it is very inconveniently located, and it’s not going away. Any remedy advice? I’m tempted to stick a needle in it to see what happens…


Pseudacris
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The needle is probably not a good idea: you could end up with a worse infection. I know others have experience with saddle sores here who will speak up.

Meanwhile, here you might find info on sliding scale clinics (presuming you are un- or under-insured).

http://bewellpgh.org/category/freesliding-scale-clinics/


Benzo
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Keep it dry and clean. You can use hemoroid cream to try and keep down the swelling and reduce the unomfortable feeling somewhat.


Marko82
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Hadnt though of this:

“Have a donut. In the foot-care section of drug stores, you’ll find donut-shaped foam pads in several diameters. They’re made for corns but can help you ride more comfortably with a saddle sore, too. Simply place it with the sore in the center of the cutout to relieve direct pressure. The adhesive backing will keep it in place”

http://www.roadbikerider.com/injuries/how-solve-saddle-sores


stefb
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Order Lantiseptic cream online or try to find it in stores. Don’t pop it. Lantiseptic has healed mine very quickly and I would advise to apply prophalactically in an area where you are prone to saddle sores. That stuff is thick and you need to have a napkin or towel to wipe it off of your hands after application but it works for me and it worked for several other randonneaurs.


Anonymous #

Emgel (erythromycin) is real good. It was non prescription n USSR and main gel for me and friends. Lantiseptic is good. But I use neosporin first day nad then Lantiseptic. BTW even Office Depot carries Lantiseptic. For long distance I prefere use Butt’er or Assos anti-chafe. Thick Bikes, REI, Performance Bicycle, ProBikes carry Butt’er in stores.


Anonymous #

stupid question, but… is a saddle sore the same as monkeybutt/chafing?

if it is, i’ve borrowed my niece’s diaper rash cream before and it was somewhat helpful.


Anonymous #

Well, it depends on general understanding of the term. As http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saddle_sores shows there are different stages (this is how I see it and could be dead wrong here): skin abrasion– I think people call it chafing; folliculitis — people call it rush; abscess — this is what people call saddle sore.

I’ve found another interesting article about the subject — http://www.fatcyclist.com/2007/03/21/the-sorts-of-saddle-sores-and-their-sources/


Mick
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If you have a pimple/boil type sore, it helps to spend soem time sitting on a hot, wet towel. Sometimes that wille ven help it drain relatively safely.


scott
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I’ve never used this stuff to heal a saddle sore, but supposedly you can according to the label. At very least it’s a good chamois cream http://www.dz-nuts.com/


mr marvelous
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What’s the difference between saddle sore cream and chamois cream?


Ken Kaminski
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Chamois cream you put on before you ride.


stefb
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Lantiseptic is for prevention and treatment. That is why I use it a lot and often smell of it.


Benzo
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+1 Mikhail – Thanks for the Fatcyclist link. Good info there.

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