Sexy topic alert - Any jock itch sufferers?


#1

I have been suffering badly with jock itch since I started back on the turbo about 3 weeks ago. I generally sweat a lot, even with a floor fan on full blast. I try to wash my bibs or shorts after two workouts and leave them hanging up to air them out in between. I always shower straight after the workout too. I have tried a cream with 1% Clotrimazole from the pharmacist with talcum powder to keep the area dry 2-3 times a day for the last 10 days but it doesn’t seem to have helped at all. It’s starting to drive me crazy at night.

Does anyone else suffer with this? I would be grateful for any tips that might help me out.


#2

I wash my bibs after every use


#3

Wash shorts after every use! Get more if not practical… I have 3 pairs of good quality bibs that I wear and then wash all at once.


#4

Yeah…wash your bibs after every ride! I had a bout with this last summer…I tried all the creams etc. What finally made it go away was apple cider vinegar.


#5

How did you apply the apple cider vinegar? Just rubbed it on?


#6

You’re sure it’s a fungal infection and not just irritation from shaving and sweaty chafing/scratching? And as others have said, of course never wear the bibs twice in a row without washing.


#7

I put it in a spray bottle…sprayed it on then rubbed it in…rashes were gone in less than a week.


#8

Wash those shorts every time. Jock itch is a yeast infection. Go to the pharmacy and get a cream. The pharmacist can recommend which one. But it will keep coming back if you done wear clean shorts every ride. Plus I can only imagine the smell… Also will help avoid saddle soars.


#9

https://www.penaten.ca/en/baby/penaten-original-medicated-cream.html

I use this whenever the Saddle Sore Colony returns…

M.


#10

I had problems a few years back (year before the last Paris-Brest-Paris, 2014). I decided to get ride of toenail fungus before I did PBP and that treatment killed all other fungi too. I haven’t had a problem since.

Wash those bibs. I throw them in the washer before I get into the shower.

I suppose you could get some thought to the washing detergent you use.


#11

+1


#12

Follow standard protocol described above regarding getting out of kit ASAP and washing between washes.
If it’s still a problem

  1. 100% tea tree oil. You can get it on Amazon for cheap. Soak the end of a Q-Tip and apply to area that gets irritated. Do this after every ride (post-shower) to clean up the area. It’s an anti-septic so it will ensure the area is clean and will massively cut down on chance of actual infection and sore forming.

  2. Penaten. If you do develop a sore use this to help heal the sore. I will apply overnight but use in conjunction with tea tree oil, just don’t use them at the same time.


#13

Wash bibs after every use, unless unavoidable.

I had a 24hr team event in September with 6 turns/rides, think I used 4 pairs of bibs wearing 2 of them twice. Hung them up to air in between but with it being cool at night and not particularly breezy they were still moist.

I used an alcohol gel for my sit bones area. Didn’t go near the jewels. No issues be that rash, chafing, sores etc. (Fellow heavy sweater)

Worlds best shower after I got home. :raised_hands:


#14

Prevention is best way to treat this.

But if you do get it, a jock itch is basically a Grade 1 superficial burn of the skin from repeated rubbing. 1% hydrocortisone cream such as itching cream is great at reducing the inflammation and pain.