Thigh rash

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Indecisi0n, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I use to workout a lot (pre UPS) and my strongest muscle has always been my legs. Heavy squats/lunges have really built them up. Problem is sometimes when i use to run a lot i would get a rash on my inner thighs from them rubbing because of their size. Normally i would just back off the cardio and do quick short sessions but thats not an option now. I have a small, what seems to be heat rash and not sure how to kick it. I am sure someone here has ran into this before. I tried using Goldbond powder just to help keep the area dry.

    Any tips from the vets?

    I know i am opening myself up but be easy on me , lol. Go upstate !
  2. ORLY!?!

    ORLY!?! Master Loader

    The powder is really the only suggestion, as you've stated. Keeping the area dry, helps as well.

    But theres really nothing that can be done about heat rash. Thats going to happen regardless.
  3. harvestmoon

    harvestmoon New Member

    don't a lot of men wear spandex shorts for that, like what cyclists wear?
  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I read online that tight shorts/underwear might help.
  5. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Uhmm, Ya know. Wow, this is too easy. Never mind. It's like Candid Camera is setting me up. This is too easy.
  6. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Don't restrict the boys.
  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

  8. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    I bring a change of clothes and dry to 'dry off ' at lunch. Gold Bond powder is a must. Keeping dry is the key.
  9. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    go commando make sure you are not using the twinn hill shorts
  10. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I do a lot of free balling it helps. It also keeps it interesting.
  11. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I dont have balls but I do have muscular thighs, and I use corn starch, no problem, about 99 cents. Gotta love them farmers.
  12. brownedout

    brownedout New Member

    You have the right ideas Inde. I use both powder and compression shorts. Goldbond should work, has for me, but Ammens is even better. As for shorts Wal Mart has their line called Athletic Works and they also sell an inexpensive pair from Starter which have worked good. I hate to spend the $ Under Armor charges on shorts. Shirts on the other hand I'll dig deep for the UA or Nike Dri Pro.
  13. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    Based on my observations over the years, I'd say, "Yes you do have balls Toons ... big balls."
  14. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

  15. hypocrisy

    hypocrisy Banned

    Goldbond is absolute crap. You want to use regular foot powder like Lotrimin or Desenex. They even package this now for jock itch but it's the same as foot powder.

    However, since it's been problematic you should go see your doctor and get a prescription for an anti-fungal or corticosteroid/anti-inflammatory cream or combination of such like Triamcinolone acetonide, nystatin, or ketoconazole.

    Supposedly you can get botox injections to stop the sweating which would help a lot, but I haven't looked into it (and not too excited about needles near Angry Inch and the Love Spuds).

    I've spent a lot of time in the South Pacific.
  16. Backlasher

    Backlasher Stronger, Faster, Browner

    LOL, I was gonna crack on this 1 butt, yea.

    Anywho, to B honest, it's Jock itch and it sucks, so bad.

    Football does it and after experience the hard way, UpS drivers 2. it's caused by sweat and chafe skin and it's actually a fungis that feeds on moisture.

    Forget the powders, thats to help for prevention. You already have it.

    Lamisil spray works best. apply it a few days. Once in the morning and once after shower before bed. If it's bad then also get a stick from the back yard to bit into during aplication cause it will burn.

    Lotrimin powder will help prevent it after it's gone.

    It will take mayba a week to get rid of.

    Remember, walk at a brisk pase, don't run or you'll get the itch.
  17. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

  18. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    This thread has taken an ugly turn. I'm just not comfortable with tooner discussing balls.
  19. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    I get rashes now and then, just the way my skin is. Had to see a skin-specialist a few times in my life.
    First of all, to stop it from happening in the first place, never use extra chemicals doing laundy. Meaning use scent free soaps, and no bounce or downy in the dryer !
    Of course same applies when bathing/showering - no scented soaps - Dove is great !

    Last time I had a rash where you have it (upper thighs, and yes "red" balls), I got it just before vacation to Mexico. What a bad timing I told myself.
    But, once on the beach and in the salty ocean.. it was all gone within the first or 2nd day !

    So, maybe I would suggest taking a bath in salt water ? I can see baking soda working good too, as someone mentioned above.

    Good luck, you should get rid of it soon. Oh yeah, another thing, try to change your work pants daily, too, until it's gone.
  20. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain IE boogeyman

    stop doing so many leg exercises, do more cardio