Flying with LS

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Hi ladies, wonder if anyone has some helpful tips while flying long haul? I'm having to go to Australia with a two hour stop in Hong Kong.I have purchased a ring cushion to help with all the sitting but dreading all the bathroom visits, as I seem to need a lot of emu oil to keep everything as comfortable as pos + I don't like using pads as they seem to irritate me. Many thanks in advance!

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    I wonder about this too. I need to spray with water after the bathroom, and I know there are restrictions, about liquids. Same for you with emu.Is there anyone out there who has advice, and experienced this dilemma. Afraid they will.take liquids before boarding.
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    Flying can be a real problem as I recently discovered. Having experienced a bad flare following a long haul flight which almost ruined my holiday, I took extra precautions on the next one which definate improved things for me. First the obvious, avoid tight trousers or jeans and only wear cotton pants. I slathered the whole area with white soft parafin, (WSP) something I usually only use when I have tears and lesions. I know pads are a pain but I have found one that I can wear without any issues. This is purely for comfort and to protect outer garments from the oils in the WSP. I carried a small pot of extra WSP and spare pads which I only changed twice. As soon as I reached my destination, I stripped off all lower garments, washed with my usual regime and applied my steroid ointment to pre empt a flare. I had some slight soreness but about 85% better than the first trip. It may not work for everyone but it made a huge difference to me and I will certainly do the same again. Good luck what ever you do.
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    Thank you both for your help,will certainly take on board! what you suggest. This LS seems to affect so much of our daily lives. Hey ho.
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    I have only recently been diagnosed with LS and am new to this forum, I have so many questions. Are you able to tell me why is it not ok to sit too long? What is it about sitting that causes the probelem?
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      Hi Susie, Not everyone finds sitting a problem but I do.I think it maybe something to do with the fact I have no inner labia left & the area feels bruised & uncomfortable if I sit for long periods.I think ladies who cycle & ride horses may feel the same.I used to ride years ago.So sorry you have been diagnosed with LS but you will find everyone is supportive & helpful.

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