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…
“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”
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.
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.
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.