I know this is a very niche topic, but the TR community is huge and amazing, so there must be some others out there that have struggled with eczema and irritated skin through cycling.
I have been plagued over the last year by recurrent eczema flare ups, mainly due to the interaction with my saddle. My whole cycling routine is now solely devoted to skin-care (moisturising an hour before, applying lots of chamois cream, only wearing clean bibs, showering immediately after my ride and re-moisturising straight after) but this has not been enough to improve or even sustain the situation. I can use steroid creams or some time off the bike to help the situation, but this is only a temporary fix. Obviously with COVID at the moment its almost impossible to get a doctor’s appointment and referral to dermatology is likely to mean waiting a year for what is likely to be a telephone call.
I am really at my wits end and rapidly heading towards an extended period off the bike (likely several months) which may not even fix the situation, or even having to give up cycling all together.
Does anyone have any advice, experience, tips or ANYTHING they can share about their experiences with eczema or skin conditions and cycling, that could help. Any routines that have worked? brands you find work well etc?