Solution available in Japan for treating and preventing saddle sores

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baribari

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I was looking up ways to treat and present saddle sores (the bacterial/fungul type, not open sores or chafing) and I heard that something called Hibiclens / Hibiscrub (chlorhexidine gluconate) and another thing called Betadine, which are both used to sanitize skin for surgery, were good options. Hibiclens and Hibiscrub don't seem to be available over the counter in Japan, but Betadine, which it turned out is just a name brand for iodine, is sold in every drug store in Japan as gargle fluid (ugaieki).

I actually had some in my kitchen (I bought it for brewing beer).

I just thought this might be helpful to other people with saddle sores.
 
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andywood

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Reminds me of my first ever blog post:

http://www.jyonnobitime.com/time/2008/02/saddle-sores-and-enosans-magic.html

Oronine is a good alternative to chamois cream.

These days I only use it for long rides or when I begin to feel some discomfort.

Washing shorts after every ride. Two pairs of shorts for the commute. Talcum powder after a bath etc are also good habits to have.

Andy
 
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andywood

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For a big ride like Tokyo-Itoigawa, I apply Oronine directly to the pad.

Pulling on the shorts at 4am is a better wake up call than a double espresso!

Andy
 
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I always get the 100g jars (~¥800?), tho small tubes would be nice out on the road or for multiday.
 
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#10
How about a decent Brooks saddle and Ex-Officio boxer-briefs with a decent pair of shorts over the top of the undies?