Chafing of the skin - Doctor answers
Is peeling/chafing of the skin a good thing when using 2% salicylic acid astringent on face? Should it be doing this?
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
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
What would cause my partners penis to become chafed with dry peeling skin after sex? My vagina or the sex itself?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
Corn starch to keep: Skin dry, cotton clothing to prevent allergy and irritation for a start ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I had sex the first time 2 months ago. Now a section of the tip of my penis has a little skin missing and is a little red. Could this be chaffing?
Possibly: But two. Months after is a long time to have chafing. See your doctor to make sure ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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