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Summer Sores

Discussion in 'Advice' started by Karen Stein, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. Karen Stein

    Karen Stein Well-Known Member

    Location:
    St. Louis
    You know what I mean. Heat rash. Prickly heat. Crotch rot. Fungus amungus. That uncomfortable thing that happens when you spend room much time sitting in the summer hheat and humidity.

    How do you prevent and treat it? I have my own ideas, but I thought to give you the first shot.
     
  2. Trafficat

    Trafficat Moderator Moderator

    Location:
    Reno, NV
    Air Conditioning
     
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  3. PrestonT

    PrestonT Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Las Vegas
    Driving:
    Lyft
    My solution is to be male. That seems to solve a lot of issues in that arena.

    Try going commando in a skirt. Get some fresh air and all.
     
  4. Ride-Share-Risk-Manager

    Ride-Share-Risk-Manager Well-Known Member

    Location:
    New York City and NJ
    Driving:
    UberX

    Showering daily and clean clothes !!
     
  5. Uberingdude

    Uberingdude Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Houston
    Crotch rot?
     
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  6. Trafficat

    Trafficat Moderator Moderator

    Location:
    Reno, NV
    I personally find that unnecessary. A couple of showers a week seems fine for me.
     
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  7. Ride-Share-Risk-Manager

    Ride-Share-Risk-Manager Well-Known Member

    Location:
    New York City and NJ
    Driving:
    UberX
    I wouldn't want to take a ride in your car !!!
     
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  8. Mars Troll Number 4

    Mars Troll Number 4 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orlando-ish
    Driving:
    Taxi
    Working 9:00 PM to sunrise helps a LOT!
     

  9. Karen Stein

    Karen Stein Well-Known Member

    Location:
    St. Louis
    I've found the "solution" to require several steps. There is a role for both prevention and cure.

    Step #1 in prevention is to start the day clean and DRY. That means taking care before you dress to dry the area with a cloth, let it air-dry a few minutes, even wipe the area with rubbing alcohol to get that last bit of moisture out.

    Then I treat the area with antiperspirant. Evenn the backs of my thighs, where they touch the carseat, gets antiperspirant.

    (I'll continue in later posts).
     
  10. BrunoG

    BrunoG Active Member

    I think wearing shorts helps.
     
  11. Uberdriver2710

    Uberdriver2710 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Deep South OC
  12. Trafficat

    Trafficat Moderator Moderator

    Location:
    Reno, NV
    I've also personally also never use any antiperspirants, deoderants, or colognes. I find that diet is far more important to avoiding being smelly. Eating too much garlic and onion can make one smell a lot worse.

    Sitting down all day probably also isn't good for things like crotch rot. Get out and stretch often.
     
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  13. NCHeel

    NCHeel Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Charlotte, N.C.
    Regular bathing seems to work. I understand that some are forced to live in their car and take wh0re baths at the service station.
     
  14. Transportador

    Transportador Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    Driving:
    UberX
    OMG what the hell is the point to this post and the existence of Karen?
     
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  15. corniilius

    corniilius Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Disneyland
    Do you have swamp ass again Karen. Showering daily helps you avoid these kind of problems. Might also inprove your chances of landing a man.
     
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  16. Karen Stein

    Karen Stein Well-Known Member

    Location:
    St. Louis
    The point of this post is to provide YOU a chance to share your wisdom on this timely topic with your fellow drivers.

    I tried both aloe and talc, with little success. Aloe seems to make things worse.

    Keeping dry does help. I guess that's why those beaded seat covers are so popular with cabbies - they allow air to circulate under you. That's my "part #2" --allow for circulation.

    For me, the best "seat pad" has proven to be a simple bath towel, folded up.
     

  17. Uberdriver2710

    Uberdriver2710 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Deep South OC
    +1 on the towel

    Buy two to swap out, if it starts smelling like butt. (That darned del taco)
     
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  18. PrestonT

    PrestonT Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Las Vegas
    Driving:
    Lyft
    Try dusting yourself with all purpose flower. Serves two purposes: A) soaks up moisture B) helps your SO find the wet spot.
     
  19. Transportador

    Transportador Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    Driving:
    UberX
    Karen, you are killing me now. We need to see a picture or it didn't happen...hahahahahahahaah
     
  20. Uberingdude

    Uberingdude Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Houston
    You just made someone get their clean up fee.
     
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