Boots Make My Legs Itch BAD.

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Ken Hubbell, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. Ken Hubbell

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    Gaerne Ballance Oiled boots. They make my legs itch really bad. I have tried several different socks and no socks at all. Washed the socks in baking soda only. Nothing works. I washed the inside of the boots with baking soda and vinegar,(Wife said it might work). Still no good. Has anyone had a problem like this? They didnt always make my legs itch, just the last few months. Seems worse when I sweat more. Tried lotion too. Help!
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  2. oldtouring B

    oldtouring B Been here awhile

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    It sounds like there is a fungus or mold growing inside your boots.It could be coming from your closet where the boots are kept.

    Make a 50/50 mixture of Isopropyl alcohol and warm water. Apply with a cloth. Let them air dry for 2 days. Then repeat.

    In the meantime look for a backup pair. Good luck with your problem..
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  3. Dagwood_55

    Dagwood_55 Long timer

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    Meybe it's just too hot for boots. I can't wear my Sidi's during the summer, so I wear my hiking boots.
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  4. luckychucky

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    Rub oil on the itchy spots, oil last longer than lotion, if that doesn't work maybe you could try to drink the hemp oil. WARNING: Not responsible for anything anyone else does because of my suggestions.
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  5. acejones

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    What size are they ?
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  6. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    Try gold bond foot powder all the way up your legs and make sure your socks go at least as high as the boots.
    Mine itch from the heat of being trapped inside. No GB powder and i'll scratch the skin right off, with the powder, no itch at all.
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  7. Ken Hubbell

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    Thanks for the input. Ill try the gold bond this weekend. If that doesnt work then the fungus route. Size 13 not for sale yet, pretty beat up anyway. thanks again!!!
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    +1
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  9. SR1

    SR1 Back in S. Korea

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    Hopefully you're still around. It's actually heat rash. The skin gets hot and yes little fungi or whatever then decide your legs are a fun place to hang out. Too bad they're itchy!

    I too have found that powder helps,and if at all possible, cool your legs at the end of a riding day with cold water. It seems to keep down the inflammation too.
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  10. ADZ

    ADZ Been here awhile

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    Get some knee high skins or similar compression gear.
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  11. Thorgrim

    Thorgrim Used'ta could

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  12. Sevv

    Sevv Been here awhile

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    Buddy of mine recently developed an alergy to leather. We'll not leather, but the chemicals used too cure the hide. Swells anything that it touches and itches like crazy. Even through other clothes or layers.

    Might be worth getting tested.
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  13. dsauer

    dsauer Been here awhile

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    Yep, sounds like heat rash. AKA prickly heat. Hydrate more to keep yourself cooler. Add lime juice to your water, it's supposed to help. Can you loosen your boots to let in air? Try Roadgear coconut socks, they help too.
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  14. Ken Hubbell

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    Thanks Everyone! The Gold Bond worked awesome!!!! Rode out in the Black Rock Desert for two days. No itching!!! Thanks again!
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  15. Thorgrim

    Thorgrim Used'ta could

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    Yep, I knew I was washed up as a ladies' man when the day came to replace the sweet smelling shaving talc in my brush, the stuff that made my neck so smooth to the touch, with Gold Bond which makes my ... aww, nevermind.

    Glad you found something that helps.
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