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Arrgghh!

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:17 am
by Christine Tham
I woke up this morning with a pimple in a place on my body where I never want to see a pimple.

It's gonna hurt on a saddle.

Should I just wait for it to clear, or cycle regardless?

Re: Arrgghh!

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:01 am
by hannos
In-grown hair maybe?


Cycle anyway :)

Re: Arrgghh!

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:45 am
by Apple
Just pop the bloody thing and ride (clean it with antiseptic.)

Re: Arrgghh!

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:11 am
by Missy24
Apple wrote:Just pop the bloody thing and ride (clean it with antiseptic.)

+1 but do clean after the ride as well, as it could get infected

Re: Arrgghh!

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:31 pm
by trailgumby
Arrrgghh!

TMI!

(That's TOO MUCH INFORMATION! :evil: ... in case I was being too subtle :lol: )

Re: Arrgghh!

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:40 pm
by Missy24
trailgumby wrote:Arrrgghh!

TMI!

(That's TOO MUCH INFORMATION! :evil: ... in case I was being too subtle :lol: )

Why bother commenting? Women get ingrowns as well you know, there's a thread about prostate checks, how is this worse?

Re: Arrgghh!

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:03 pm
by trailgumby
It should have carried a TMI alert perhaps? That thread title was sneaky! :P

At least you got a warning of what you were getting into with the prostate thread (ummm... sorry, bad pun :oops: ).

With this it's like:

"Ooh, I wonder what this is about?" :?:
BOOM! :shock:
"Aaaarrggh! Too late! Can't go back! My eyes!" :oops:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Arrgghh!

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:11 pm
by hannos
I really don't see anything wrong with the thread - it's title or its content.

Re: Arrgghh!

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:41 pm
by moosterbounce
I know how you feel Christine. I woke up with a pimple on my chin this morning. It's gonna hurt when I'm in the saddle...and grimacing on a climb. I better do a flat ride tonight instead. Shame :D

Re: Arrgghh!

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:33 pm
by Mulger bill
Christine Tham wrote:I woke up this morning with a pimple in a place on my body where I never want to see a pimple.

It's gonna hurt on a saddle.

Should I just wait for it to clear, or cycle regardless?


How did you see it in the first place? :shock: Yoga?

I'll see Apple and Missy and raise with a warm, moist cloth applied for a few minutes first.

Heal quick.

Re: Arrgghh!

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:40 pm
by Missy24
Must men constantly comment :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

Re: Arrgghh!

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:58 pm
by Max
Mulger bill wrote:
Christine Tham wrote:I woke up this morning with a pimple in a place on my body where I never want to see a pimple.

It's gonna hurt on a saddle.

Should I just wait for it to clear, or cycle regardless?


How did you see it in the first place? :shock: Yoga?


ROFL! :lol: :lol: :lol:

+1 on the hot, moist towel. Burst the bugger, then nuke the crap out of it with antiseptic. If the pain of the bursting doesn't do you in, the antiseptic will. The ride will be nothing by comparison :)

Max

Re: Arrgghh!

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:01 pm
by uncle arthur
I found a pimple on my lip the other day at work. :shock:

Very painful and I couldn't stop touching it once I knew it was there, even after I popped it......... :oops:

Lucky I was the only one in the office that day.

Re: Arrgghh!

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:02 pm
by Apple
when you burst it, make sure you put it on you Tube

Re: Arrgghh!

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:04 pm
by Missy24
Apple wrote:when you burst it, make sure you put it on you Tube

+1

LMAO

Re: Arrgghh!

Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:55 am
by Christine Tham
Tried to go out today.

No good. Did one block and came back.

It's in a spot which moves with pedalling.

I don't think it has burst yet, but I can't see properly, can only feel it, and too scared to inspect with mirror.

Re: Arrgghh!

Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:15 am
by Max
Christine Tham wrote:I don't think it has burst yet, but I can't see properly, can only feel it, and too scared to inspect with mirror.


Don't. No good will come from it. And don't forget...

Image

:lol:
Max

Re: Arrgghh!

Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:50 am
by Christine Tham
Too late - I managed to have a peek, and wish I haven't seen it.

It's an ingrown hair, and looks pretty hideous. Can't actually burst it, it's swollen.

I'll try again tomorrow, but these things can take weeks to come out :cry:

Re: Arrgghh!

Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:32 am
by hannos
Dig it out and clean it.

Re: Arrgghh!

Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:28 pm
by Apple
Stop being a wimp; get the scalpel out, small slit and squeeze baby squeeze. You are not a true female if you don’t squeeze a zit. It is part of our x chromosome

Re: Arrgghh!

Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:00 pm
by 531db
I have to agree with Apple and Missy on Trailgumby's comments.

Nothing useful to added to Christine's query, and really male or female, if there is something that we find that 'outside our comfort zone', then that is best dealt with by exiting the thread in question rather than commenting in an unhelpful way on it.

Getting back to the issue of the pimple/ingrown hair, guys can get these as well in the saddle interface zone - I have one past experience about 15 years ago. I agree with Apples advice, the issue could take days or weeks to resolve itself without intervention. Sure the process of 'personal surgery' may be eye watering, require contortion and maybe a mirror, but 'better out than in'. Use copious quanties of antiseptic before and after and give yourself as many days as you need to heal afterward before cycling again. (Probably 2-3 minimum). If the prospect of doing it yourself is to much, perhaps seek advice/assistance from a cycling friendly doctor whom you are comfortable with.

Re: Arrgghh!

Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:44 am
by Christine Tham
Applied some Clearasil on it last nite, and this morning it subsided enough for me to cycle (gingerly).

Unfortunately, it started raining, so a recovery ride turned into a survival ride.

My average dropped down to 27.3 km/h, but I'm glad I made it home safely.

Re: Arrgghh!

Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:04 am
by Apple
Christine Tham wrote:Applied some Clearasil on it last nite, .


It's not your face love, you need Dettol or napalm

Re: Arrgghh!

Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:05 am
by Missy24
Apple wrote:
Christine Tham wrote:Applied some Clearasil on it last nite, .


It's not your face love, you need Dettol or napalm

I love Apple

Re: Arrgghh!

Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:05 am
by hannos
Apple wrote:
Christine Tham wrote:Applied some Clearasil on it last nite, .


It's not your face love, you need Dettol or napalm



Apple, the D & WB girl :)