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Most competitive cyclists always have a bicycle anti chafing cream in their medical kits. Chafing is a skin irritation caused by repeated rubbing. Chafing usually occurs around the groin, underarms, and nipples, but it can occur anywhere. Chafing occurs during long rides and cyclists are prone to this discomfort especially when they have been riding on their saddle for long hours.
Moisture, either from sweat or rain, can worsen chafing. The most common symptom of chafing is a painful stinging or burning sensation on the skin of the affected area. This discomfort can affect a cyclist’s optimum performance, not only during training that covers many miles required to get in shape leading to an extreme event, but most importantly on race day itself. Cyclists more commonly suffer from saddle sores, also called “monkey butt” by some bikers, aside from blisters, sunburn, and other rashes on some other parts of their skin.
Cyclists wear cycling shorts that are made of or blended with Lycra or spandex material to wick away moisture from the skin and minimize saddle sores. However, the fabric is still in contact and rubs onto the skin. To further prevent possible irritation, cyclists apply lubricating cream on the area of the skin where chafing occurs. A number of athletes use petroleum jelly and some use some over the counter anti-chafing lubricating wax.
There are a growing number of cyclists, though, who have discovered an unconventional topical cream which they found to work amazingly. Udder balm was originally used to moisturize a dairy cow’s udder, but was discovered to work on people’s skin just as well. This unconventional cream is steadily gaining popularity among many competitive cyclists as an effective bicycle anti chafing prevention and treatment.
Check with Dr. Naylor’s Udder Balm for more information.