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Is peeling/chafing of the skin a good thing when using 2% salicylic acid astringent on face? Should it be doing this?

Is peeling/chafing of the skin a good thing when using 2% salicylic acid astringent on face? Should it be doing this?

Doesn't sound right: Salicylic acid is a drying agent. Your findings could mean that you're drying the skin of the face too much. Lessen the potency of the formulation or try another product altogether. ...Read more

Chafing (Definition)

Chafing is skin irritation because of something rubbing against the skin, such as from clothing or sports equipment. Helpful ideas include avoiding rough clothing, wearing 100\% cotton fabric, cutting off clothing tags, or changing to different types of sports clothes and sports activities to decrease the rubbing on ...Read more


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My vaginal lips often swell when on my period. This time they seemed to have become chafed and the skin was itchy and cracked? Now the skin is peeling

My vaginal lips often swell when on my period. This time they seemed to have become chafed and the skin was itchy and cracked? Now the skin is peeling

Ouch!: The vulva is not a spot that is conducive to public scratching or is endured with patience. Obviously, the vulva is reacting to your menstrual flow, pads, or harsh soaps in the area. Eliminate the soaps, douches, and prolonged use of "medicated" mini or maxi pads (including panty liners) and if this continues see a GYN MD for causes. ...Read more

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What would cause my partners penis to become chafed with dry peeling skin after sex? My vagina or the sex itself?

What would cause my partners penis to become chafed with dry peeling skin after sex? My vagina or the sex itself?

Could be: Either lack of lubrication or dried vaginal secretions. If he doesn't have any pain or itching, less likely to be an allergic reaction or infection. ...Read more

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Big swollen pimples, chafing dark skin around the pantyline, brown, grey, yellow discharge foul smell, I need a cure. Please help. Do I need a doctor?

Big swollen pimples, chafing dark skin around the pantyline, brown, grey, yellow discharge foul smell, I need a cure. Please help. Do I need a doctor?

Hidradenitis?: You should see a doctor. In particular you may want to consider seeing either a dermatologist or a general surgeon. If this is hidradenitis suppurativa then early treatment can be effective and improve quality of life. The sooner you see someone the sooner this can be correctly diagnosed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bumpy rash on inner thigh near vagina? Not inside of my vagina or lips and I'm pregnant. Possible causes? Chafed skin from shaving? First time w/ this

Bumpy rash on inner thigh near vagina? Not inside of my vagina or lips and I'm pregnant. Possible causes? Chafed skin from shaving? First time w/ this

Ingrown hair?: Have your dermatologist or OB eyeball the skin, dies not sound serious, but it's important to have a set of trained eyes on the subject. ...Read more

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How do I lighten the dark skin on my inner thighs due to chafing?

How do I lighten the dark skin on my inner thighs due to chafing?

Skin lightening: There are the otc products like meladerm cream, dermology skin brightener and skin bright skin brightener that work welll. There is also kojic acid, ambi fade cream, palmers fade cream, and others. Your dermatologist can write for a stronger bleaching cream called hydroquinone. ...Read more

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Some skin on the side of my penis got chafed raw. It heals with sensitive pink skin (that chafes again easily) but will it ever get back to normal?

Some skin on the side of my penis got chafed raw. It heals with sensitive pink skin (that chafes again easily) but will it ever get back to normal?

Most likely...: It isn't a skinned knee, but if you picture that it might help. First after scrape is pink / thin / delicate skin that is easily reinjured. Then over time (up to few weeks) it strengthens to normal. If it's been much longer, then should see dr, as might be fungal infection or other issue present. ...Read more

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I have a very acidic stool and it burns the skin around my anus causing my skin to chafe badly. When I wipe I notice a grainy residue on the tissue.

I have a very acidic stool and it burns the skin around my anus causing my skin to chafe badly. When I wipe I notice a grainy residue on the tissue.

Please see: Please see a gastroenterologist to have this evaluated. They may also have you see a dermatologist to check your skin. ...Read more

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I have dry, dark skin on my bum. Where the cheeks meet at the top. I have never had this before. Is this a cause from chafing or excess sweating?

I have dry, dark skin on my bum. Where the cheeks meet at the top. I have never had this before. Is this a cause from chafing or excess sweating?

Dry skin: There are many possible causes. First step to take care of this is to confirm good hygiene (daily shower or bath) and change underwear daily. Apply moisturizing lotion twice daily. If not better in one week, see your doctor. ...Read more

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The skin on the shaft and base of my penis became red, itchy, chafed w/no bumps/blisters, 3 days after I clipped in that area. What could this be?

Razor burn: Skin infection/razor burn. Keep the area dry, wash with gentle soap and water, keep moisturized, and avoid sexual activity until resolved. If not improving, see a local doctor for possible antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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What can I do too lighten my skin around dark areas due to chaffing?

What can I do too lighten my skin around dark areas due to chaffing?

Topical medication: If I understand correctly, you have eczema and when it heals you are left with darker skin in the affected areas? There are creams (tretinoin, hydroquinone) that can be used to treat what you have (called post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation) but these are by prescription. ...Read more

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What can I do to help skin that is chaffing betweeny thighs?

What can I do to help skin that is chaffing betweeny thighs?

Corn starch to keep: Skin dry, cotton clothing to prevent allergy and irritation for a start ...Read more

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I have discoloration and chaffing between my butt cheeks.  what do you suggest to get my skin back to its natural color?

Decrease chafing: There may be psoriasis, yeast or fungal infection. This will not be able to treated adequately with o/c creams. Mica tin cream o/c could help a yeast or fungal infection. This could be combined as tolerated with lac5 for gradual peeling of dark skin. Top layer should be diaper cream to separate skin to decrease friction. For prescription strength cream see dermatologist. ...Read more

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rash/dry skin, itchy around vaginal area-assume from chaffing, . Working in malaysia so it is very hot and always in the sea. What cream should I use?

rash/dry skin, itchy around vaginal area-assume from chaffing, . Working in malaysia so it is very hot and always in the sea. What cream should I use?

Itchy vulva: My advice is to avoid tight clothing, wear white cotton panties and obtain a cream like mycolog which contains an antifungal, antiyeast medication combined with a cortisone type medication which relieves irritation and itching. Hopefully you won't have to visit a gynecologist. ...Read more

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I have chaffing from my vagina to anus and skin loss. Started as itchy before cycle but got much worse during cycle. Used monistast and antibiotic oin?

I have chaffing from my vagina to anus and skin loss. Started as itchy before cycle but got much worse during cycle. Used monistast and antibiotic oin?

Show a doc urgently: Any kind of skin loss is a major cause for concern. In this sensitive area, it's highly important for a doctor to assess the extent of damage to your skin and figure out the risks you're exposed to. Not to scare you, but you don't want a more serious problem arising from a breakdown of the all-important skin barrier. Possibly you're allergic to topical agents used--maybe made it worse. Call MD now ...Read more

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Red skin & dry chaffing around upper lip area. Cant shave moustache?

Red skin & dry chaffing around upper lip area. Cant shave moustache?

Rash in moustache: Seborrheic dermatitis is common in the moustache/beard area as well as scalp, central face, chest and back. Washing the area gently with a dandruff shampoo may help. If this does not help or if there are open sores or pustules, please see your dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How long does vaginal chafing take to heal?

Less than a week: Usually less than a week. Try a daily sitz bath. Otherwise, try to stay cool and dry. Loose fitting clothes, cotton panties, no pantiliners. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help my chafed thighs heal?

Reduce Friction: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Friction and constant exposure to moisture (sweat) reduces protective skin oils is the cz. Underwear may also contribute by bunching or itself causing friction. Trying different undergarments, applying thick protective skin cream, stop intense activity for a while and see. ...Read more

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How to tell if I'm having jock itch or chafing?

How to tell if I'm having jock itch or chafing?

Appearance: Tinea cruris / jock itch has a fairly sharp border. Chafing is multiple small lesions. Jock itch is easily managed with topical tolnaftate and prevented by good hygiene, including staying dry and not re-using towels. ...Read more

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Every time I start chafing, I notice one or two cyst apear is this normal?

Every time I start chafing, I notice one or two cyst apear is this normal?

Not sure: Where you are "chafing" but rubbing the skin does NOT usually result in cysts!
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What helps chafing?

What helps chafing?

Cream or lubricant: Using a moisturizer cream or lubricant (k-y gel) should help well with chafing. ...Read more

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Will neosporin help with chafing near vaginal area?

Will neosporin help with chafing near vaginal area?

Possibly: You could give it a try. It is really for superficial skin infections. You could also use lotion or some mild sort of healing ointment like A and D ointment. Don't use vaseline as it can block pores and set you up for a yeast infection. ...Read more

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I am overweight. Why do I have black marks between my thighs after chafing?

I am overweight. Why do I have black marks between my thighs after chafing?

Skin oils: Skin oils can accumulate in the areas of skin that are rubbing together and create darkening. Vigorous scrubbing of the skin may reduce the coloring. Best treatment is to stop the chafing with weight loss, but covering the skin (pants or stockings) will also reduce the problem. ...Read more

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Can a womans vagina chafe?

Can a womans vagina chafe?

Yes: Especially if she has very little in the way of secretions. ...Read more

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Anytime I sweat down there I start to chafe! What can I use to stop chaffing?

Try: Try zeasorb af powder. If this does not work then see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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I recently notice that my vagina as been very wet, and causing to chafe. What is happening to me?

It is normal: It is probably normal due to increased secretions from the glands in cervix and vagina. As long as there is no discharge and it is discolored you don't have to worry. But if there are other concerns check with your doctors. ...Read more

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I have what I think is a chafed vagina. The pain is starting to go away but it still looks rough down there. How long does it take to heal?

I have what I think is a chafed vagina. The pain is starting to go away but it still looks rough down there. How long does it take to heal?

Better see doctor: You don't provide enough information. If you had vigorous sex and are now a bit sore, probably nothing is wrong and the discomfort will clear up in a couple of days. Otherwise, itching or irritation is most commonly caused by yeast infection, but other things are possible, such as herpes if you are sexually active. If older (e.g. post menopausal), maybe low estrogen. Best see a doctor about this. ...Read more

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Best underwear to prevent chafing in men? What brand should I buy and what to do to prevent chafing? 24yr old male about 196pounds 5^9: height

Best underwear to prevent chafing in men? What brand should I buy and what to do to prevent chafing? 24yr old male about 196pounds 5^9: height

Brief boxer: Any cotton brief boxer, may use a powder as well if alot of sweating during the day and may need to change during the day if you are staying wet. I hope this helps and you are well. ...Read more

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How to get rid of groin chafing?

See below: Any type of diaper rash ointment works well - as long as there's zinc oxide in it. Also, aquaphor works well. Both of them work to prevent and to help heal. ...Read more

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What's a fast cure for chafing on inner thigh I'm a contractor so I sweat a lot and its a pain?

What's a fast cure for chafing on inner thigh I'm a contractor so I sweat a lot and its a pain?

Friction cz's sores: The most likely reason for your problem is a combination of your sweating which reduces the natural lubrication of the skin and thus increases the risk of damage as well as the friction from your thighs rubbing. You need to consider wearing undergarments that completely cover these areas like boxer briefs, apply powder to the areas to absorb moisture/reduce the friction, and skin cream after work. ...Read more