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My question is about treating, rather than preventing saddle sores. I've got a beauty. It's about the size of a twenty cent coin. It's hard, round and raised but doesn't have a "head" on it, that is, I can't squeeze and burst it like a big pimple (lovely).
I remember from years ago my Grandmother used to make a poultice from oats or maybe bread to draw an infection to the surface and then burst and drain the offender but I think maybe this might be a bit old fashioned. Besides how do I get around all day with a bag of oats or loaf of bread strapped to my inner thigh.
Anybody got any suggestions or had any experience on how to get this monstrous boil up to the surface so I can "pop" it. I fear maybe a trip to the doctor, a scalpel and lancing could be the only (painful) remedy if this alien growth won't surface on its own. HELP !!!!!
Try some Magnoplasm, which is an ointment from the chemist and it draws the muck out and makes popping easier . I don't generally suffer from them,if i do they are small and poppable
Check with the Dr or Chemist first though.Hope that helps.Tim
http://www.maynepharma.com/products/cur ... agnoplasm-
I tried that.... Doctor wimped out himself and gave me antibiotics of all things and an anti boil medication. OFC that stuff didn't work and it eventually came up with a head and I got it down to 1% of it's former glory, few weeks later I got rid of the rest of it
Might have to grab myself some Magnoplasm.
Masi Speciale CX 2008 - Brooks B17 special saddle, Garmin Edge 810
I just wonder if they "naturally" surface, in which case I'll wait, or whether they need some pharmacological persuasion? Also wonder whether home surgery with a sterile splinter probe is a good idea or do they "pop" on their own (beautiful)?
I went to the doctor hoping he would get rid of it then and there as I had a tour 8 weeks away and NEEDED to be cycling for it. Instead he gives me anti-biotics first then when I run out of those and no change puts me on Anti boil medication. Now that did appear to make a slight difference but it still remained. 4.5 weeks had elapsed and I went !!!! I NEED TO CYCLE to train for my tour, this is going to HURT but my legs need the training. On the way home I crash screwing up my shoulder, boil is now forgotten for the time being. 7 weeks after getting the dratted boil I notice a lil white point on it. SQUEEEZED until I had gotten majority of it out and had some blood coming up. Cleaned up the area to prevent infection and put a bandaid on. The remainder was not painful anymore and I got rid of that a few weeks later.
I tried to pop it myself before it got a head, it was just TOOO painful. So if you are prepared to wait go for it, but I suggest pharmacolgical persuasion.
Masi Speciale CX 2008 - Brooks B17 special saddle, Garmin Edge 810
I had one at the top of my arse crack (but still in the crack )about 4 years ago.Could not walk properly sheesh it was painfull.Dr Put me on heavy dose of antibiotics, then i applied magnoplasm liberally , when she popped, i nearly danced the highland jig, the relief was that good lol. Distasteful subject but a painful fact of life!!!
Just for your entertainment I'll keep this thread regularly updated.
As of this afternoon the said carbuncle has formed a small white head just off to the side of the main mountaintop. This however is only a small secondary surface zit and not the real offender, easily dealt with. Mt. Vesuvius is building up in pressure and pain but is not yet ready to blow. There is not yet any white colour evident, more so just a dark red/black angry look to it. I have a pack of sterile splinter probes on hand ready to pierce the peak once the pus appears closer to the surface. Stay tuned for further reports. The next problem will be a crick in the neck from the contortionist tricks required to view the thing
My apologies to the more delicately minded forum members, this saga will be over soon, I hope. Internet "friends" are such good things, I could never discuss such a delightful topic with my real friends.
post a photo?
Did you ever see this giant zit? gag! http://www.google.com.au/imgres?q=giant ... QAg&zoom=1
man - what i wouldn't do to see that one explode...
edited to add - i am not really a sicko -
Better get a bucket, I think I'm gunna throw up.
Not so sure about that.
The doctor won't scalpel without a pointed head either. Pointed head means it has matured with a pus filled cavity, one that's suitable for incision and drainage. Without a pointed head, the scalpel will just cut into grossly inflammed tissue and make a mess of your underside. Patience is the word while topical/systemic A/B takes effect.
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Ahaa.. Thanks Sogood. I'll just "sit on it" for a while longer. Let things fester and brew a bit, then attack it with the splinter probe.
Never that big thank Fred!
Anothe point for Magnaplasm. A day or two off the bike so there's no pressure on the engorged area often assists with bringing things to a head.
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London Boy 29/12/2011
Tiny dab of .5% or 1% hydrocortisone cream clears up saddle sores in a day or two without fail... But only use it if you get them periodically because it weakens the skin etc. certainly better than letting them turn into boils.
You're all a bunch of sooks! Just squease the bejesus out of them and hit them with meytho.
I had them probably half a dozen times when I was racing and when I did a all but 2000km charity ride and was much better after
I popped them and if they wouldn't burst while squeasing, then I would drag out a needle and say cop that.
I don't suffer fools easily and so long as you have done your best,you should have no regrets.
I"m not sure what caused this monster. I've had small, only slightly bothersome ones in the past. Mostly I suspect the exceptionally hot weather from a few days ago. As a point of interest my average heartbeat rate was 12 BPM higher on that day than on any other occasion over the same course, and I thought I was taking it easy.
I used to use rubbing alcohol as a preventative in racing days gone by. You've never felt burning pain as bad as when it is over vigorously splashed on the gonads. Yeeeeeeiiiiiikes it stings.I still remember running around the house, head down, arse up, butt naked wafting a towel around trying to get the alcohol to evaporate as fast as possible. Only made that mistake once.
Put preparation H or similar on them to reduce the inflammation and only pop them after a long hot shower. Makes it more sanitary and easier to do with soft skin. Then buy some decent knicks, aussie butt cream and a selle turbo saddle - problem solved.
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