This year I've become serious about biking and racing and ride at least 5 days a week -- dropped 15 lbs and have done pretty well in the early races. Today when I started I noticed some discomfort on my left ass crease but after 20 minutes of warming up and shifting around managed to forget about it. After my shower I decided to check it out and assume I have started what would be called a saddle sore. Irritated skin sort of welted up but not oozing or really broken skin -- discolored though. While I'm no pro racer and my career far from relies on riding it would be a huge set back mentally and physically if I have to give up what I have going. Can anyone tell me what the best mode of action is to heal this, stop this, and continue riding??? I am still able to ride without question, just don't want it to get out of hand. I'm wondering if neosporing and tegaderm is OK vs. gold-bond or anti-fungal powder and keeping it dry??? Race this weekend and century coming up in a month or 2 so need to nip this in the bud asap.