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Gross ***** boil

judir62010-06-23 19:12:48 +0000 #1
I hope that got your attention. I am new here - my friend Jeni said to come and read some of the stories on boils/saddle sores, and honestly, I can't find all that much.

My boil is 3 months old. It sit on my bikini line. It has gotten bigger and bigger since training for a 12 hour road race this spring/last winter.

I blogged about it here:

I am not happy with my DR's at this point. Any advice you can give me would be great.

indysteel2010-06-23 19:15:54 +0000 #2
Yikes; I've never had a saddle sore for that long. I've had good luck treating the ones I have had with benzoyl peroxide, otherwise known as zit cream. Just be careful about what you wear against your skin when you're using it. It will bleach fabric.

Out of curiosity, what has your doctor done in terms of treatment?
kermit2010-06-23 20:01:15 +0000 #3
I had a few of those like little blood blisters until I got my fit right. It helped me to get into a hot bath and pop it. There is blood that you need to get out and then follow up with a good 10% acne cream to dry it out. Hope that helps.
Crankin2010-06-23 19:55:43 +0000 #4
Look for a thread by Emily in NC; she had a similar issue, which turned out to be something that needed to be surgically removed... she went to a couple of different doctors before she found the right one.
tulip2010-06-23 20:17:12 +0000 #5
Since you are training for a 12-hour race, I assume you know this already, but there might be people reading this who do not. Do not wear underwear under bike shorts! Bike shorts are meant to be worn commando.

Have you considered your saddle, bike fit, and construction of your shorts? All can lead to nasties.

I hope you get relief soon. Your doctor must not be a cyclist. Perhaps you can find a cycling doctor who can help you out.
Biciclista2010-06-23 20:04:33 +0000 #6
my husband has something like this. I've known about it ever since we got married. It's on his waistline right near his spine. It flairs up and goes away. drs give him ointment for it but it always comes back. oh, we've been married for 32 years...
Kiwi Stoker2010-06-23 20:32:22 +0000 #7
I have discovered 3M Nexcare Acne Patches.

They are basically like those water based plastic plasters you use for blisters that absorb fluid.

Gosh they can suck! It pulls fluid (pus etc) out throught the skin into the plaster. I have used it successfully on DH saddle sores- less invasive than pricking or popping them.

Just for everyone's FYI.
kermit2010-06-23 20:21:03 +0000 #8
That's good info. I am currently saddle sore free but they do pop up quick!



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