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    Paul58
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    I started using Boris Bikes a couple of months ago and during that time have contracted Dhobie (Jock) itch twice.

    I have never had this condition before and the coincidence between using Boris Bikes and this is compelling.

    Has anyone had this happen to them?

    #85438

    Bimbles
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    You didn’t take part in the naked cycle ride did you? :oops:

    #85439

    Paul58
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    No, didn’t know there was one?

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    Matt
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    I’d never even heard of it until today! What trousers/undies were you wearing? Maybe it could be something in the material that’s causing irritation? I’d go see a doctor if I were you as it could be a mild allergy or something.

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    Paul58
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    Cotton boxers and a suit. Saw a doc and he said that a 15 min cycle ride in morning and evening was unlikely to cause problem on its own. I’m trying to find anyone else who may have same problem to indicated an infection that is being passed around.

    Unpleasant subject I know.

    #85442

    Bimbles
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    Replying to @Paul58‘s post:

    Naked bike ride: Story Link

    London-UK-Naked-cyclists--008.jpg

    #85443

    truthmonkey
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    Jock itch (tinea cruris) is the irritation of a fungus that normally resides on the skin without causing problems. It is therefore unlikely that you “caught” it from a bicycle seat – in the same way that it’s fairly hard to catch things from toilet seats. Especially if you were wearing trousers at the time.

    The inflammation of fungus is caused by heat and moisture. People who are overweight, wearing tight shorts or are wet will be worst affected. As your doctor identifies a 15 minutes bicycle ride shouldn’t be causing you to heat up or sweat to the point it would irritate.

    I’m guessing your doctor has advised an anti-fungal cream? Liberal use of this, airing of the affected area and drying thoroughly after a shower or swim will all help quick healing. Talc will also keep the area dry.

    #85444

    Paul58
    Participant

    Thanks.

    Yes, I’m using Clotrimazole.

    #85445

    malcolmb1963
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    Replying to @Paul58‘s post:

    Canesten is pretty good. I did get a funny look from the lady in Boots when she asked me if my wife had used it before and I replied it was for my boll**ks :lol: (btw I’m not married).

    #85446

    congokid
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    I seem to get this regularly on my butt on holiday, when it’s usually hot weather and I spend a lot of time by the pool or on the beach in wet Speedos (don’t laugh, they’re not the skimpy brief type). I use Lanacane powder but it still takes quite a while to clear up afterward.

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    jamsandwich
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    sounds ridiculous – but get the canestan one pill – internet pharmacies (chemistdirect.co.uk?) do this much cheaper, and less embarassingly, than going into boots for it.. you might need to fudge the questions they ask when you order though.

    The pill should clear up any “lingering” fungus, and then double strength clotrimazole (2%) should speed up any local issues.

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