Ripped skin

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    Apr 21, 2015 4:33 PM GMT
    Lately I've noticed that whenever I squat the skin inbetween my buttcheeks is tearing up.

    I don't feel it while I'm doing exercises considering my glutes. But when I hit the shower it burns like HELL!!

    Does anyone know what I can do to prevent this, or am I doing my exercises wrong? Hope someone can answer my question. 'Cause my ass is on fire, and not in the good way icon_confused.gif
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    Apr 21, 2015 9:59 PM GMT
    JudasOfCrossfit saidLately I've noticed that whenever I squat the skin inbetween my buttcheeks is tearing up.

    I don't feel it while I'm doing exercises considering my glutes. But when I hit the shower it burns like HELL!!

    Does anyone know what I can do to prevent this, or am I doing my exercises wrong? Hope someone can answer my question. 'Cause my ass is on fire, and not in the good way icon_confused.gif



    1) You should see a doctor -- there could be something else wrong.

    2) Maybe try using some Vaseline on the area to see if that helps the skin to flex better?

    3) You should see a doctor -- those tears could get infected and, well... ouch.



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    Apr 22, 2015 12:03 AM GMT
    Do you shave that area?
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    Apr 22, 2015 1:06 AM GMT
    David_Lauderdale said
    JudasOfCrossfit saidLately I've noticed that whenever I squat the skin inbetween my buttcheeks is tearing up.

    I don't feel it while I'm doing exercises considering my glutes. But when I hit the shower it burns like HELL!!

    Does anyone know what I can do to prevent this, or am I doing my exercises wrong? Hope someone can answer my question. 'Cause my ass is on fire, and not in the good way icon_confused.gif



    1) You should see a doctor -- there could be something else wrong.

    2) Maybe try using some Vaseline on the area to see if that helps the skin to flex better?

    3) You should see a doctor -- those tears could get infected and, well... ouch.





    I'll try the Vaseline first, and if it's not getting any better I'll definitely see a DOC, Thanks man! Appreciate it icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 22, 2015 1:08 AM GMT
    ThatSwimmerGuy93 saidDo you shave that area?


    I normally don't. And I wouldn't dare to put a razor there, especially now.icon_cry.gif
  • monet

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    Apr 22, 2015 7:04 PM GMT
    You need to have someone take a look at the area. You could be developing something called a pilonidal cyst:


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilonidal_cyst
  • LJay

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    Apr 23, 2015 5:04 PM GMT
    Check it out with a doctor. Could be a mild fungus or chafing, but the doctor will know and probably be able to calm it down quickly.
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    Apr 24, 2015 12:22 AM GMT
    Well I tried the vaseline, and I must say I didn't feel anything today. SO that was a total relieve. But I'll keep an eye on it. Cause now I want the marks to go away.
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    Apr 24, 2015 2:26 AM GMT
    JudasOfCrossfit saidWell I tried the vaseline, and I must say I didn't feel anything today. SO that was a total relieve. But I'll keep an eye on it. Cause now I want the marks to go away.


    That's great. May just be your body getting used to new activity. For example I never did rowing before crossfit but since we do it fairly often I had to deal with some ... Er ... Discomfort on my butt cheeks. I've figured out how to prevent it but it was just because I had never done it before.

    Good luck!

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    Apr 24, 2015 4:43 PM GMT
    David_Lauderdale said
    JudasOfCrossfit saidWell I tried the vaseline, and I must say I didn't feel anything today. SO that was a total relieve. But I'll keep an eye on it. Cause now I want the marks to go away.


    That's great. May just be your body getting used to new activity. For example I never did rowing before crossfit but since we do it fairly often I had to deal with some ... Er ... Discomfort on my butt cheeks. I've figured out how to prevent it but it was just because I had never done it before.

    Good luck!



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    Apr 25, 2015 3:16 PM GMT
    So you do squats with vaseline smeared on your ass crack? icon_eek.gif
    I think I understand what people mean by 'power bottom' now...
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    Apr 25, 2015 8:45 PM GMT
    Wyndahoi saidSo you do squats with vaseline smeared on your ass crack? icon_eek.gif
    I think I understand what people mean by 'power bottom' now...


    Like Malcolm X said..

    The future belongs to those who prepare for it today icon_wink.gif LOL
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    Apr 26, 2015 7:55 AM GMT
    If you are getting an actual break in your skin, Neosporin ointment is a better choice than Vaseline because it actually encourages the skin plates to slide over top of one another and reattach (i.e., heal up). The antibiotic properties are important as well, what with resistant bacteria floating around gyms. I know of a guy who died from what began as a little abrasion down near the ankle. After that, I got religion and I make sure that even the smallest break in any skin gets the full-court treatment: Wash the area, disinfect with several pours of peroxide, apply Neosporin, slap on a bandage.
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    Apr 26, 2015 12:40 PM GMT
    JDuderrr saidIf you are getting an actual break in your skin, Neosporin ointment is a better choice than Vaseline because it actually encourages the skin plates to slide over top of one another and reattach (i.e., heal up). The antibiotic properties are important as well, what with resistant bacteria floating around gyms. I know of a guy who died from what began as a little abrasion down near the ankle. After that, I got religion and make sure that even the smallest break in any skin gets the full-court treatment: Wash the area, disinfect with several pours of peroxide, apply Neosporin, slap on a bandage.




    Wait what? you know someone who died from a small break in the skin!? Was he jumping around in sewer water or something? Damn that's F'd up! I can imagine you're as dedicated as a Muslim terrorist, to disinfect every small break.

    Is this Neosporin something I can buy at a regular drugstore?
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    Apr 26, 2015 10:20 PM GMT
    ^^^Yes, Neosporin is sold over the counter in every drug store--usually in the first aid area near bandages. Ask any clerk or pharmacist in the store if you can't find it. Outside the U.S., ask for "antibiotic ointment" just in case "Neosporin" as a registered trade name is a U.S. thing.
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    Apr 26, 2015 10:28 PM GMT
    JDuderrr saidIf you are getting an actual break in your skin, Neosporin ointment is a better choice than Vaseline because it actually encourages the skin plates to slide over top of one another and reattach (i.e., heal up). The antibiotic properties are important as well, what with resistant bacteria floating around gyms. I know of a guy who died from what began as a little abrasion down near the ankle. After that, I got religion and I make sure that even the smallest break in any skin gets the full-court treatment: Wash the area, disinfect with several pours of peroxide, apply Neosporin, slap on a bandage.


    Solid advice, exactly what I do. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.