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    07-04-2012, 11:13 PM
Exclamation riding rash?

I live in Florida and ride at least 6 times a week, in the summer I have started to notice that I develop a rash on my lower butt (seat bones) and inner thighs. It itches and is a little painful, and extremely embarrassing! I think it may be due to sweat, heat and friction while riding. Perhaps shaving might effect it?? Any ideas would be appreciated!
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    07-04-2012, 11:22 PM
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Are you riding in jeans? I know what you mean about the rubs but thank god I don't break out that bad! Maybe if you are riding in jeans try yoga pants or breeches?
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    07-04-2012, 11:24 PM
Been there before! Use talc - stops you from sweating up. Also, cotton rather than polyester jodhpurs. Once you're done riding, grab a quick shower and finish off by using nappy rash cream before you dress.

Shaving makes things worse but sometimes things must be kept tidy for our better halves...
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    07-04-2012, 11:49 PM
Any chance you might have a yeast infection, or trichomoniasis? Trichomoniasis is often really hard to know that you have, but a doctor can do a simple test for it. If its not either of these things, try riding in a pair of underwear that is quite comfy, and leggings or breeches that are soft on the inside, and don't move around on your thigh/buttocks when you ride. It looks like you ride english, so I'm assuming you don't have a rough-out or suede saddle seat?
    07-05-2012, 12:26 AM
Here you go
Relieve the friction of monkey butt and painful butt rash, when you ride, sweat and sit. Anti Monkey Butt Powder

Also I suggest stay away from poor quality underwear. Something that is smoother on your skin. Shaving isn't always a good idea. It can irritate you more.
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    07-05-2012, 03:43 AM
And don't wear lacy underthings. No matter how cute that guy down at the stable is.

(That was a painful memory >.< )
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    07-05-2012, 07:39 PM
Thanks for the tips! It tends to go away after a few days so I don't think its an infection but ill certainly try some of your suggestions!

florida, heat, itch, rash, summer

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