Author Topic: Chafing  (Read 11086 times)

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Offline lovellp

« on: June 13, 2005, 04:05:54 pm »
Does anyone know a good remedy or treatment for chafing? I'd hate to think our bike trip would end due to this problem. It's been very hot this past week (plus rain) so my "seat" is quite raw. I've tried vaseline products, baby powder, and it helps but it seems to get a little worse each day. Please don't tell me only time will heal! thanks

Offline Peaks

« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2005, 08:40:12 pm »
The only other thing I can suggest is runner's lube.  It's a stick, usually sold at places that sell running shoes and such.

Offline dano

« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2005, 11:38:48 pm »
Take a day off,keep clean and dry and try Desitin ointment.What kind of saddle you using?I used to have one of those gel seats with the nylon cover and it would kill on a long hot ride so I went back to leather.much better.

Offline TheDaltonBoys

« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2005, 01:47:25 pm »
Chamois Lubricant (Butt Butter) well rubbed into pad of cycling shorts. enjoy the Voyage.....Mark of the Dalton Boys

Offline brendan

« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2005, 11:06:36 pm »

The best preventitive measure for chafing that I have found is Bodyglide.  You can find it at many athletic stores.


Offline pmspirito

« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2005, 12:02:26 am »
You need "Bag Balm" its a product originally used by the dairy industry that has found high praise in the cycle fraternity.  It comes in a square green tin.  It works.  Although the best solution for all aches and pains is to buy a recumbent. Just imagine cruising down the pike on a lawn chair.

best wishes from the back of the pack,  Peter & Judy Spirito
best wishes from the back of the pack,  Peter & Judy Spirito

Offline scott.laughlin

« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2005, 11:43:40 pm »
Try this:

Where to Put Preparation H

Got a pimple-like saddle sore that's uncomfortable to ride on? Treat it with Preparation H or a generic version. No, this isn't a joke. Prep H works on saddle sores for the same reasons it works on hemorrhoids -- it shrinks swollen tissue and soothes pain. Apply it five minutes before slathering on your chamois cream and pulling on your shorts. Also try a dab on sores after rides to dull discomfort. Get the ointment rather than the cream because it works better for this application.


Offline LobodeSolo

« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2005, 07:59:21 pm »
Gold Bond Medicated powder is great for "swass"

Offline driftlessregion

« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2005, 01:58:31 am »
A touchy subject. I rode the Northern Tier last year WITHOUT ANY saddle sores.  But you may remember that it was cool last year. I had my first saddle sores in 10 years last week despite using Chamois Butt'r minimally. But, it was very hot and I got irritated after an 80 mile day of 90 degree weather. I soaked in a tub and used much more Chamois Butt'r and it didn't get worse. The heat was the only thing different so in the future on hot days I will use either Vaseline or thicker Chamois Butt'r which is water soluble.

Offline mgarnett

« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2005, 04:47:45 pm »
I strongly recommend Assos Chamois Cream.  I used it on a cross-country ride on the Southern Tier this spring (after starting out using A&D ointment).  I have tried Chamois Butt'r also and it is good, but the Assos is absolutely the best thing I have ever tried (I don't really get "saddle sores" per se, but have problems with chafing like you.  I slathered the Assos inside my bike shorts and a bit on myself and then re-applied every 30 miles or so.  It is fabulous -- expensive, yes, but the tub lasts a while and it's worth every penny.

Offline ptaylor

« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2005, 07:06:08 pm »
I also use Bag Balm. You can buy it at any farm store. In some areas, Ive seen it sold in the personal hygene - medicine department (yes - the human personal sections). I'd guess you may have problems finding it in Manhatten.