Cycling induced Jock Itch / Crotch Rash..

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Cycling induced Jock Itch / Crotch Rash..
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Posted: Apr 10, 2008 at 2:31 Quote
I've been doing alot of riding recently and I've developed a bit of a heat/chaff rash on my crotch.. I had something similar years ago when I played lots of football.

I've been using anti-inflamitory and anti-fungal treatments which gets rid of it but does anyone have any tips to prevent it again. I know I should dry fully after showering and make sure I always change into clean clothes after a ride..

Is it advisable to put on something like vasaline before a ride?

Posted: Apr 10, 2008 at 2:37 Quote
i would recomend trying different types of underwear.
i wear fairly tight boxers when i ride, and have never had any problems.
make sure the shorts/trousers your wearing arnt riding up between your legs if your sat down pedaling, that causes lots of irritation.
try and find some gussetless seamless shorts, there awesome.

Posted: Apr 10, 2008 at 2:51 Quote
I wear jocky shorts underwear so they are nice and tight.. This all actually started when I wore snow-boarding trousers on a day long ride as they are water proof (it was raining) but it got DAMN hot inside them!

Posted: Apr 10, 2008 at 2:53 Quote
i think the jockey shorts might be the problem.
its not about moisture, its air.
if your not getting air to your skin sweat and dirt etc will get stuck, block pores and irritate.
try wearing something else for a few rides, just see what happens!

Posted: Apr 10, 2008 at 3:00 Quote

Next time I go out will avoid jeans/water proofs and wear some less snug boxers Smile

Might 'lube' myself up too lol Big Grin

Posted: Apr 10, 2008 at 3:02 Quote

about as pleasent as the pimple and acne thread

Posted: Apr 13, 2008 at 4:09 Quote
get some XC nicks and wear them under your shorts (if you're a shy one) and make sure you don't wear underwear underneath them. try some anti chaffe/baby/anti-monkeybutt powder aswell as they seem to work pretty well and it won't leave greasy vasoline marks through your pants.
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Posted: Apr 13, 2008 at 9:01 Quote
I'm being a lot more careful now and its not come back Smile

Posted: Apr 13, 2008 at 9:07 Quote
I use bycliing shorts, no underwear and talcom powder, awesem

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