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Quick saddle sore relief?

bluebug322011-08-31 23:51:30 +0000 #1
I've been trying new saddles and developed a saddle sore on the top of my labia three weeks ago. No matter what saddle I try, it hits the sore, so it's not getting worse, but it's not healing quickly either. I have a century coming up in two weeks and can't imagine enduring this thing for 100 miles.

Any tips for nuking this baby? Or any ointments that would numb it a bit while I ride?Right now I'm putting A&D cream and tea tree oil on it. I'm also riding with chamois cream.
indysteel2011-09-01 00:07:40 +0000 #2
I've had good luck with benzoyl peroxide--zit cream. I've never used it on my labia, however. I can't say for certain how irritating it might be. Be careful too with its tendency to bleach fabric it comes in contact with.
OakLeaf2011-08-31 23:57:06 +0000 #3
If you can get calendula beeswax ointment, that's what I used to use back before I knew saddles were supposed to fit. Lots of artisans make ointments like that - check your farmers' market or local natural food store.

Raw honey might be another thing to try, though I don't know about getting anything sugary in that area.

Nubütte: is sold as a chamois cream, but I've had better luck with it as a healing ointment. Good stuff, just doesn't lubricate very well IME - your LBS might carry it.
Muirenn2011-09-01 01:04:55 +0000 #4
So far, triple antibiotic creme, not the ointment, works best on wet sores for me.
marni2011-09-01 01:43:30 +0000 #5
I swear by everything balm which has calendula, rosemary, tea tree oil, beeswax, eucalyptus and several other beneficial herbs, along with a little menthol which has a cooling effect.

Is it time to start considering the chamois in your shorts and its age.?

RubyTuesday2011-09-01 00:20:45 +0000 #6
I agree 100% with Muirenn, triple antibiotic cream NOT the ointment. The only one I could find was kids antibiotic cream, but it works great.

Hoo Haa Ride Glide will stop the sores from forming. That stuff is amazing.



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