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Doctor insights on: Vaginal Chafing

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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

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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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?

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?

Yeast infection: Monostat may not have completely alleviated the problem, and it could be residual yeast infection.

If it's more in the groin creases, it could be intertrigo, which occurs when skin in the body creases is occluded from exposure to air. ...Read more

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Itchy red rash around anus. Only on buttocks not vaginal. Looks like chafing gone wrong. Feels hot and is definitely a little swollen.

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

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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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Recovering from yeast infection. Can I use Desatin to help treat as prevent chafing on inside of the vaginal lips?

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

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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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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?

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

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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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Is there a way to help my chafed thighs heal?

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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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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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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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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Hope this helps
DrZ ...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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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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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

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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