Thursday, January 12, 2012

Chafed skin, rash, blisters mainly between upper thighs can be prevented.

Chafed skin, often appears as a raised red rash or even blisters,  which can be caused by many factors, is extremely uncomfortable. It hurt as though the skin has been burned. It can occur with anyone and quite normal. It is best to try to prevent skin chafing rather than to develop it and then cure it.
Most of the sports girls who play for more than hour games, sweat a lot during game. So they prefer long underpants, breathable material, protect from friction between thighs.

You may want to start by wearing clothing that is well fitting, but not too tight, and is made of natural fibers (Cotton) so that the skin can breathe. Skin can chafe against loose clothes too. You’ll also want to make sure that areas prone to skin chafing, like between the upper thighs, are protected from each other. Choose undergarments which protect  the legs from rubbing against one another.

If you already have chafed skin, focus should be on protecting and treating the skin as soon as possible. You can treat skin chafing with the lotions/cream available for the purpose, or you can use cornstarch powder. Lotions tend to be preferable to powder since they help provide a protective barrier which guards against further chafing. You’ll also want to do what you can to keep the chafed area of skin dry. This may be difficult in hot weather, but do try for well-ventilated clothing. If you are overweight, chafing can occur along the skin folds and is much more prone to causing yeast infections to develop. One may take shower twice daily during hot summer, and allow chafed skin to completely dry before dressing.

Sometimes skin chafing becomes so severe that the above methods don’t treat them, then do consult the  physician/dermatologist. However, if the chafing has occurred over a large area of skin, you should not use hydrocortisone treatments without a doctor’s advice. At other times, a yeast infection has developed, and may need a stronger antifungal medication available by prescription only.
People are more prone to chafing if they are athletes, when the weather is hot and they are sweating, or if they are overweight. Not all “cures” work for every person, so it’s important to evolve your own methods of dealing with skin chafing.
For one person, looser clothes and petroleum jelly is the answer. For others, better fitting clothes and Itch-guard may work best. Just remember to keep an eye on skin chafing for signs of oozing, or if the problem doesn’t resolve. Though this condition can be very minor, it can develop into more serious infections that will require a doctor’s care.