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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
I have had a vaginal itch / chafing for 2 months. Now have a yeast infection. Monastat took care of all symptoms but the itch. What could the rash be?
Itchy red rash around anus. Only on buttocks not vaginal. Looks like chafing gone wrong. Feels hot and is definitely a little swollen.
Intertrigo: The rash could be intertrigo or a cellulitis. If it is hot to touch, see a physician as soon as possible to make sure it is not a cellulitis which would need oral antibiotics quickly to treat. Intertrigo is a rash that occurs in folds of skin and can be treated with topical creams usually. ...Read more
Recovering from yeast infection. Can I use Desatin to help treat as prevent chafing on inside of the vaginal lips?
Yes but one warning: Please be sure that you are not sensitive to zinc oxide on your skin. If you have used Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) before then you should be fine. However, if not, try it out on another body part before experimenting with your sensitive area. If you are hypersensitive to the Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) elsewhere, you could save yourself a lot of trouble. Baby rash powders/creams/lotions all work here, as does Lotrimin (Clotrimazole). ...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
Recently had chafing on my vagina due to rough foreplay. Is there any way to make heal faster? How can I keep the area dry?
Abstain sexually: Cotton boxer undergarments, spend 10-15 minutes on foreplay until both you and your partner are wet, changes positions, communicate and OK to use a light application of vaseline to the chaffed area. Give it 1 week. ...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 more
Chaffing or redness in legs panty line. Where leg meets body not really vaginal area. It doesn't itch just a little red and tender when wearing pantie?
Contact dermatitis: Find what you are allergic by trial and error ...Read more
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
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
Be real: Earthboy, you should take this forum seriously. ...Read more
Topical: Try topical ointments, aloe wipes, talcum powder. ...Read more
Where you are "chafing" but rubbing the skin does NOT usually result in cysts!
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Vaseline: Vaseline helps.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Try: Try zeasorb af powder. If this does not work then see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
I recently notices my vagina as been very wet, and causing me chafe what is happening to me? And what is best thing to use for the chafing
Wet?: Try finding out the cause of increase moisture. ...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