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tri

Saddle Sores

Has anyone had any problems with saddle sores or soreness? Know any solutions?
paperman

Give Lance a shout... Very Happy

No know nothing really, would just go to doc. Something tells me cape is your man if he sees this thread, and I suspect he will.
chasm

Re: Saddle Sores

tri wrote:
Has anyone had any problems with saddle sores or soreness? Know any solutions?


If you really mean sores, you should get medical attention. If they get infected they will not be amusing.

As for soreness, how did it arise? Assuming you're a regular cyclist, have you changed your saddle or your riding position lately?
tri

I think it may have been caused by the chamois on my new tights, its not a sore more of a skin irritation on my bag.

I dont use creams on my chamois or my skin, has anyone had any luck with them?
chasm

tri wrote:
I think it may have been caused by the chamois on my new tights, its not a sore more of a skin irritation on my bag.

I dont use creams on my chamois or my skin, has anyone had any luck with them?


I don't use creams either, but know plenty of people who swear by Assos cream - and assos shorts/tights, for that matter.
Bartali

Yep ... and I am one of those that swears by Assos cream.  Slap it on the skin (not shorts).  Cold at first, but will stop you getting sores.

Also, keep your kit clean, but I'm guessing you already do that.
CapeRoadie

paperman wrote:
Give Lance a shout... Very Happy

No know nothing really, would just go to doc. Something tells me cape is your man if he sees this thread, and I suspect he will.


Thanks for the vote of confidence, paperman.  Regarding Lance, he claims to have used a cortisone cream for saddle sores, and then got a TUE after the fact for a positive test.  Some here have confused cortisone, a corticosteroid drug, with anabolic steroids.  But they are two very different classes of drug.  Lance was likely using anabolic steroids and used corticosteroids to mask his use of them.  There is disagreement in the medical community as to whether a corticosteroid can even be considered a PED.  But I seriously doubt Lance used corticosteroids on his arse:  a hydrocortisone cream is the absolute last thing you would want to use in such a sensitive area, as it would cause a thinning of the skin with prolonged use, thereby aggravating the saddle sores.  I cannot recommend hydrocortisone creams or corticosteroids for saddle sores.

The best advice is to get out of sweaty bibs or shorts immediately after a race or ride, and wash them thoroughly as soon as possible.  As well, bathe or shower as soon as you can after the ride.  If additional help is needed, the various chamois creams available are useful.  Everyone seems to have their favorite.  I used to get saddle sores when I first returned to riding, and I used a triple antibiotic gel in a petroleum jelly base.  That guaranteed no infection, and provided good lubrication to prevent chafing.  I recommend it.  Good luck.  Saddle sores are no fun at all.  If you have an infection, you should consult with a physician as soon as possible.
thunderthighs

its not cream..its pant quality..and u better be washing pants before each ride..

cream does  shit after 1 hour of riding...

pants better fit loosely, not like a girdle..

nver had issues, maybe iam lucky..or a clean freak !!!!

ciao
cardinal guzman

Two words; Bag Balm.


http://www.bagbalm.com/
kellyrocheearly

good quality shorts and wash them after every ride. also make sure you wash down below after your ride especially if its been wet and mucky.
CapeRoadie

Geez, tri, it sounds like we've all tried riding in old, sweaty shorts and it didn't work for us.  Laughing
thunderthighs

saddle sores 2007..wake up.....ciao
redster73

Assos cream on the chamois never fails
Juggernaut

By coincedence, I purchased some Assos cream yesterday and tried if for the first time today. This was my first experience with a chamois cream, and I have to say that the results are very positive. No chaffing whatsoever, despite a hard 100km in the saddle today.

But lets be clear - the cream ain't for the chamois. I don't often find myself saying "my chamois suffers terribly on the longer rides". I'm sure it could be more accuratly labeled. Any ideas? Smile
CapeRoadie

Well, it is already called ASSos for a reason.  Wink
cyclingtv

ASSores..
Bartali

People I know commonly refer to it as 'Bum cream'!
CapeRoadie

Or Gess ass (as in just ass) cream.
MerlinGuy

Bartali wrote:
People I know commonly refer to it as 'Bum cream'!



INSERT RIMSHOT HERE!


INSERT 'PICTURE OF ARMSTRONG IN HIS GAY SHORTS WITH BOYFRIEND' JOKE HERE!


INSERT 'OUT THE BACK' JOKE HERE!


Now, go get a beer and relax, you've worked hard.
CapeRoadie

Thread revival time.  Always good.
Juggernaut

Ok, I'll keep the thread going with more ass-cream jokes - this one's real...

I spend a lot of time on my Fortius trainer during the week doing long rides, and you sweat an awful lot. So I've been using Assos cream to keep rashes and sores at bay...

The other night I'd just finished a session and the wife gets in from work. She's getting ready to use the trainer - this involves taking her make-up off, and all the facial creams that go with it. I make a quip about me putting cream on my ass before a ride, whereas she puts cream on her face, to which she replies "maybe that's why your ass looks better than your face"...

Ouch.
cyclingtv

thank god that.. she's been keeping her eyes on your ass.. things could be worse Wink
I hope you responded with something like.. "Bang, zoom, straight to the moon!"  Laughing

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