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Crotch Rash Question!!!! You have been warned!!!!

MtnMagic

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Yeap, made just over the river in Lyndonville. Been using it for a varitey of things for more than 20 years. Great product that I even use on my dog. It works fine.
 

voodoochile13

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My two cents. I bike and hike, and when doing long distance to avoid this issue, I use Udder Balm. Yes it is for cows. You can purchase it at any feed store and also department store. It works great. Avoid powders, they will get pasty.
 

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Thanks and solution

Thanks for all the ideas!!! I have bought some underarmor which is like tight wicking bike pants and it works well so far i have not put it to a really hard test yet but so far so good I also plan on using vaseline and bag balm to sooth/lubricate other sensitive areas.
 

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No, thank you, skizilla! Your little crotch rash thread resulted in the highest number of referrals from Google so far this month! :lol:
 

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Interesting

That I caused that much google interst is interesting and disturbing. Although i think what people said about me essentially having a grown up version of diaper rash is the most accurate descitpion of my condition I do not believe it is fungal. Congratulations on your google status.....how exactly did you find all this out. Curious.
 

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Bump for GSS will be gone for awhile stoke!

I grew-up on a diary. I thought my Grandfather was crazy for using Bag-Balm. (On his heels ,they used to get so dry they'd split)
 

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I grew-up on a diary. I thought my Grandfather was crazy for using Bag-Balm. (On his heels ,they used to get so dry they'd split)

Since reading about bag balm in this thread 2 years ago, I've been through a few of the larger tins. That stuff is something else. Great for dry skin in the winter.
 

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Yep!...

My wicking undershorts, whether it be for skiing or hiking....not quite as long as andyzee's riding shorts...but pretty close. Quad, glute, and butt exercises really help..
 

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Folks, I go a different direction, exactly the same issues as describe in post #1 here. Thank you skizilla for bringing it up.

I work construction so long pants are often needed but I do have days of shorts and t-shirts. Doesn't matter, it is physical work and sweating is a given. Add a carpenter's apron to the mix and it ain't fun.

But when I go hiking, I wear jogging shorts, with the built in stretch underwear. Not snug. Incidence of the rash is way down with that, nearly non existant. The old tighty whities are replaced in summer with silk boxers.

Biggest reasons for the rash are that I am fairly hairy and I am a bit overweight, would love to drop another 20 lbs (down 8 now, currently 184). Never had that problem when I was at 170 or less. 160 was even better, energy wise.

When it happens, baby powder works and an easier day the next day works well. After a while, I am convinced the skin toughens up as later in summer, it's less of a problem.
 

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Bag balm rules, anything that lubes a cow's udders must be good. I generally use it on my feet in the winter after I spent the summer and fall cheese grating my soles. Never had crotch rot and only a hemmy twice in 47 years, I consider myself lucky.
 

Mike P.

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bag balm rules, I also agree on hot umid days jogging shorts help two. My first trip on Owl's Head in NH was brutal, the lat three miles I walked with my feet beyond shoulder length apart.

Now any time I have a 12+ mile day planned, I'm thinking jogging shorts & bag balm. A friend also swears by bodyglide
 
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