I did c25k about a year ago and felt like I had constant thrush, burning, stinging and itching. Numerous trips to the docs, tablets, creams and nothing worked
Now I've started running again and it's happening again, it's worse at night and obviously worse when I'm running/training, it bloody kills , so I've decided I obviously didn't have thrush and it must be connected to the running
Does anyone else get this? Is there anything I can do?
I wonder if it's sweat buildup? Are you wearing cotton knickers and or leggings etc? I find avoiding cotton clothes altogether is much comfier for exercise, microfibre everything, including knickers keeps me much drier.
Have you ever tried a Chamois Cream when you are running? It is an anti-friction cream used by cyclists; the one I use is called Udderly Smooth. I sometimes use this on long runs if I am feeling sensitive.
maybe don't wear any pants at all? in one of the 850000 books about running I read this summer someone (I think it was 'running like a girl') had some sort of mitchy inge disorder when training for a marathon and just runs without any pants now and problem solved
I think I have inoculated myself with my special name, people are always warning about chafing and other problems in that department but I run quite long distances and no problems yet