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I get heat rash or chafed between my legs on my inner thighs so bad i can hardly walk. How do I prevent this from happening?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Chafing

Skin chafing should be treated, so don't ignore it.
Gently clean the chafed area with water and dry it thoroughly. After cleaning the area, apply a substance like petroleum jelly or hydrocortisone. If the area is very painful, swollen, bleeding, or crusted, your health care provider may recommend a stronger topical steroid. Zeasorb powder helps prevent chafing and is otc.

In brief: Chafing

Skin chafing should be treated, so don't ignore it.
Gently clean the chafed area with water and dry it thoroughly. After cleaning the area, apply a substance like petroleum jelly or hydrocortisone. If the area is very painful, swollen, bleeding, or crusted, your health care provider may recommend a stronger topical steroid. Zeasorb powder helps prevent chafing and is otc.
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