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Simple skin abrasions/grazing: Symptoms: bleeding, can still walk. Sit the patient down out of the way. Let the blood flow for a short time to help push out embedded debris. Rinse the area with clean water, and apply some cloth and pressure. Ideally raise the injured area above the level of the heart to decrease pressure and let the wound clot. Give ...


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Briefly, a quick rinse with clean water, and possibly dressing it, are probably all you need to do on the trail. This assumes a day visit to a typical trail centre or cross country riding near to facilities in a country with a reasonably accessible healthcare system, i.e. most mountain-biking. You don't know what's in the dirt, so studies discussing ...


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The problem you are having is probably the difference between First Aid and medical treatement. From Wikipedia... First aid is the first and immediate assistance given to any person suffering from either a minor or serious illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, or to promote recovery Giving ...


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Ditch the riding shorts, if you're not having health issues when you don't wear them you've answered your own question. Best of luck to ya!


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Another thing that should be mentioned here is butt hair. A significant part of the process of "toughening up" the buttocks is yanking out the butt hair. As you ride it gets tangled together (obviously a bigger problem for guys) and then gets pulled out, and this, of course, causes "irritation" in the area near the butt hole. This might be mistaken for a ...


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I had some similar problems and in the end it turned out to be a problem with the seat position. As I started to ride longer tours I got more problems like you describe. I started to use Chamois Cream and it was much better. I met another road-biker who was similar in height, but had a lower seat position. After doing some web research and some measuring ...


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Normal detergent should be enough even with cold water. I do have sports wash but don't use it every time. Getting stuff properly dry (ideally not machined-dried if you want it to last) is crucial though, and keeping it dry for a while seems to help too. Some sports fabrics can feel dry when they're not completely. Washing stuff out in the shower is a bit ...


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Definitely not normal nor expected. Do you wash it in any sport specific washing gel or powder? There are such detergents that are designed for the sport clothes that are often washed at lower temperatures (90° would be good against the fungus but would damage the clothes). Some are even manufactured by brands connected with disinfection, rather than laundry ...


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Well, Im not super experienced with road biking, but I know a fair bit about it. There's a lot of standing in endurance cycling, so that could be on reason youre not feeling the difference. As for the jock itch, try using Chamois Cream if youre not using it already. If you are using it, maybe try changing the brand or formula, it might be a allergic reaction....


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