This has some information..bas said:One can find a photo of any type of STD in google or google images, but I can not find a photo of a saddle sore.
I'm about ready to cut it off with a nail clipper.bas said:This has some information..
This is about as close as I can find to educating me on a picture:
I'm no doctor!millerinva said:tear it open then douse it w/ Iodine.
Over the years when I've had them, and I've had a few. Tea tree oil works wonders. You'd be amazed. Clean the area, douse with tea tree oil, repeat until it's gone. When I've done this, they've gone away in 2-3 days.bas said:I'm about ready to cut it off with a nail clipper.
Yeah, I've got one, but there's no way in hell you're getting a picture of it :nono:phoehn9111 said:I don't really want to see a photo of your or anyone elses buttock boils
for that matter.
Based on mine and my wifes experiences, I can honestly say that the type of saddle sores men and women get are somewhat different but often based on similar causes. Occasionally saddle sores are simply a function of ambient conditions as we see them more often when it is hot and humid than when it is colder with lower humidity. So for those affected, are the saddle sores territorial, in other words do they appear in the same spot each time or is the location random? For those who are suffering from saddle sores in the same place each time, this might be an indication of poor or improper position on the bike either due to seat being too high or possibly an assymetry with parts of the body. Very few cyclists have completely symetrical bodies, but for many the differences are so slight that the rider never notices and does not suffer any adverse effects but for the rest of us, unless riding a recumbent, the little things add up and the results are usually aches, pains, saddle sore, or all of the above.allison said:I've got 2 or 3 that won't go away.
I think it was the first type.Wookiebiker said:Two types basically....
One is like a boil...it's basically an ingrown hair that gets infected and pusses up. The other is a wearing down of the skin, almost like a scrape on the knee.
Both hurt a lot and take several days to get over. Most of the time some antibacterial ointment will help them heal faster. Some can ride through them, some can't...depends on how bad they are and how high your pain tolerance is.
I feel your wife's pain! Sounds exactly like what I've been going through, and, I agree, you don't want to see pictures...ms6073 said:Bas,
If they are anything like the ones my wife used to get, you really do not want to see it, much less get them! Even though the wife has not had a reoccurence in nearly a year, the affected area still bears the witness marks' (ie an area of lumpy/scar tissue) and I am of the opinion that baring minor surgery, the scar will be there for quite some time but fortunately it does not effect her riding (usually 150-200 miles per week).
For Andrea, I suggest you have a competent fitter check out your position on your bike to assure things like proper saddle height and cleat alignement - note that this does not not imply each cleat is positioned in the same place on each shoe as part of proper alignment. Also, while the name is a bit of a deterent for some , I suggest you try Crotch Guard (http://www.crotchguard.com/) - although it is a bit messy when applied, the wife does not leave home without it as it provides much, much longer protection than other products such as Assos or Chamois Butter. There is also a new product - Dz-nuts (seriously - http://www.dz-nuts.com/) - endorsed by Dave Zabrieske who races for the Slipstream-Chipotle US Continental Pro-Tour cycling team.