Saddle sores

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Saddle sores

Postby Kururunfa » Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:27 pm

Need some good advise on how to prevent and treat saddle sores
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Re: Saddle sores

Postby malocchio » Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:09 pm

We need some good information about what type of rider you are. Otherwise we can suggest a whole bunch of things that won't help!

Here's what I'd suggest... take what you want:
- get a good pair of bibknick shorts, with a decent pad
- use chamois creme for long rides. apply liberally to the pad
- Make sure you have a proper bike fit, saddle height is important for sit bone comfort
- if you're a new rider, give yourself some time to get accustomed to the saddle. it'll take a while for your sit bones to get used to riding
- avoid riding in the rain
- take your knicks off straight after riding
- shave / exfoliate "that area" to keep ingrown hairs at bay
- change your saddle - often the new saddles with the perineum channel will place more pressure on your sit bones. everyone's bum is different so go with a saddle you find comfortable.
- don't ride if you've already got saddle sores. even tour professionals will pull out if they're injured down there.

I think that's about it for now - hopefully that helps!
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Re: Saddle sores

Postby Kururunfa » Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:52 pm

Thanks macloccio for your good advise, think I need to take all your points on board.
you are right my saddle needs probably changing, it is a lot slimmer than my previous one and appears that is when it all started.
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Re: Saddle sores

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:20 am

I always burst them and then hit the area with a good dose of metho. :wink:

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Re: Saddle sores

Postby skull » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:14 am

Kururunfa wrote:Thanks macloccio for your good advise, think I need to take all your points on board.
you are right my saddle needs probably changing, it is a lot slimmer than my previous one and appears that is when it all started.

Might not be the saddle but the saddle hight.

The best saddles I have had in terms of preventing saddle sores are the slimmer ones, same with bike shorts. The best shorts I have used have a slimmer but better designed chamois.
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Re: Saddle sores

Postby BarryTas » Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:36 pm

Butt Cream!!!!

and go commando
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: Saddle sores

Postby m@ » Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:17 am

foo on patrol wrote:I always burst them and then hit the area with a good dose of metho. :wink:

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Re: Saddle sores

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:37 am

^^ :twisted: :lol: :lol: ^^ That'll fix them! :mrgreen:
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Re: Saddle sores

Postby Marty Moose » Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:12 pm

foo on patrol wrote:I always burst them and then hit the area with a good dose of metho. :wink:

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So old school :) :) Don't use metho I know of a couple of riders who have had to have operations due to using it.However there are some who have been doing it for years with no hassles Foo is obviously one :) I burst them with a sterile needle and apply a high zinc content nappy cream this works great. Keep applying the cream not just on the bike til they are gone. Agree with get the nicks off straight away and only wear them ONCE. I hate saddle sores and normally catch them before they are an issue.

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Re: Saddle sores

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:30 pm

They just don't breed them tuff anymore Marty. :( :lol:

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Re: Saddle sores

Postby pagey » Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:47 pm

[quote nappy cream this works great][/quote]

+1 great stuff. Bepanthen is the best ine. Its also what they use on tats
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Re: Saddle sores

Postby MikeyD360 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:03 pm

I use a chamois/chafing cream on the ride, and when I get out the shower, a bit of betadine/iodine solution on the area to prevent any sores from brewing - the trouble is the bacteria getting into tears in the skin and hair follicles that causes a lot of issues, so the less bacteria + less rubbing = less sores.
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