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    Tips for chafing?

    Hi everybody -- I use chamois cream when endurance racing, but happened to be caught out on the course in the rain without more to apply....so, now I'm pretty severly chafed. Do you recommend a product (i.e. healing ointment) I should apply when off the bike? I'm currently using a triple antibiotic ointment.

    And, I would love to hear your tips as well for how you avoid and deal with chafing.

    Thanks!!!!

    Kristi O.

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    A&D Ointment!

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    Desitin. The baby stuff. Seriously.

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    x3...stuff works wonders

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    preperation h if you have any swelling and hammer balm with tea tree oil for skin stuff
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    I was turned on to Desitin during last years Colorado Trail Race as another rider and I rolled through a small town. You can find that stuff anywhere and it lasts super long. It's worth a shot when things are good but if the damage has been done then I would also be looking into some kind of ointment (I use A&D) on the sensitive areas.

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    +1 on Desitin

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtgrl7
    Hi everybody -- I use chamois cream when endurance racing, but happened to be caught out on the course in the rain without more to apply....so, now I'm pretty severly chafed. Do you recommend a product (i.e. healing ointment) I should apply when off the bike? I'm currently using a triple antibiotic ointment.

    And, I would love to hear your tips as well for how you avoid and deal with chafing.

    Thanks!!!!

    Kristi O.


    wear 100% cotton if you chafe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtgrl7
    Hi everybody -- I use chamois cream when endurance racing, but happened to be caught out on the course in the rain without more to apply....so, now I'm pretty severly chafed. Do you recommend a product (i.e. healing ointment) I should apply when off the bike? I'm currently using a triple antibiotic ointment.

    And, I would love to hear your tips as well for how you avoid and deal with chafing.

    Thanks!!!!

    Kristi O.

    Aveeno non scented diaper rash cream.

    I generally have no issues with chaffing, I suspect that you could benefit from someone analysing your riding position and possibly changing the position and bike fit.

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    Anit Monkey Butt

    My wife bought Anti Monkey Butt at Rite Aid for our son. He didn't like the smell for some reason (I thought it smelled quite pleasant) and refused it. I took it over and use it after those clammy long rides. It is zinc oxide (like Desitin) with a touch of calamine. They have a powder version and women's specific version as well.
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    Boudreaux's Butt Paste

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr.endo
    Boudreaux's Butt Paste
    +1... Butt Paste ROCKS!

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    Bag Balm

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammarhead
    Bag Balm
    Non-medicated BTW Trust me!

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    Baby powder works wonders....

    My last 24 solo July 17-18, I started to get some serious chaffing as a result of sweat and dumping copious amounts of water on myself (98 degrees f) then applied baby powder and rolled the rest of the 24 smiling

    -Mike

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