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Skin rash in intense heat- which cream to heal?

Long riding days across deserts or very hot regions, sweat, sitting all day on the saddle... You get the picture. Nasty skin rash on the backside or thighs can happen.

We both wear what I think is good quality riding long johns but even like that... So what cream is best to pack with us that can heal skin rash ?

We tried petroleum jelly... But surely there must be something better? Any suggestions?


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Long riding days across deserts or very hot regions, sweat, sitting all day on the saddle... You get the picture.
There is only one thing to say to that SHEEPSKIN


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I suffer with it over in Thailand sometimes and I am not even riding my bike
The stuff I use is Quadriderm..it is an anti bacterial, anti fungal, anti inflammatory, for dermatological use only. Once that is on I apply cooling (Menthol) talcum powder. Does the trick for me
Oh yeah and try and keep your ass in the air to dry off a bit

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Thanks I will check that out.


Sheepskin does not seem to make much difference.


On my side I always have customized gel seats (to lower the bike) and I never really had any problem. But last year I had some rash on my legs on a very hot day (circa 40) and my husband did suffer across the Stans and Mongolia two years ago (we had sheepskins for a while).


As we plan to cross Kazakhstan this summer, I want to be prepared. It is going to be hot!
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I've luckily not had too much of a problem with it, apart from one occasion in Morocco which was made much worse by sand!
Just gets every where that stuff.
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Try Neutrogena Norwegian Formula - no joke I stumbled upon this by mistake but it has been a lifesaver. I'm not a believer in over the counter stuff but this is epic.

I offered it to my Norwegian friend in Australia who was like ohhh this stuff! Apparently they use it for 'crispy skin' in other words skin burned from extreme cold.

Lips, face, body. It won't sting on the driest of skin


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Canestan (I can not recall which variant) can ease the irritation and discomfort.
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Maria, as an eczema sufferer I have similar problems. I use Diprobase cream (Buy it off the net for about £10 for a massive tub) and if I get bad rashes then hydrocortisone cream (You can buy the 0.25% or similar stuff over the counter) but use it sparingly as it's not good to use for long periods.

The first thing I do though is invest in underwear/base layers that dont irritate my skin. For tops I use 100% merino wool stuff like "Smartwool", often on sale if you keep an eye on Amazon, they go as low as £20. The same for underwear, I just find either merino wool stuff (the 100% wool ones) or underarmour ones. I find this solved almost most of my issues and I didn't need to use cream too often.

Good luck, being uncomfy on long hot days is no fun.
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Be wary with the Hydrocortisone, it's great stuff for the right use but my personal horror story was using in *ahem* a particularly sweaty area which suffered from a nasty rash in the heat. It made it a million times worse.

The reason being that what I was suffering from was not heat rash, but a fungal infection. The steroid in the Hydrocortisone made it grow faster and ultimately get into my bloodstream. Not nice!

Alongside the Hydrocortisone and a good, intense, moisturising cream I also carry an antifungal cream now. If it's a raised rash it gets the antifungal, if it's not it gets one of the others. Worked well for me so far.
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