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Ask the Experts: Ouch! Thigh chafing really hurts. What can I do about it??

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Ask the Experts: Ouch! Thigh chafing really hurts. What can I do about it??

Have you ever had rashy, irritated thighs after running or walking? Or itchy, irritated skin under your breasts from sweat? You try everything to fix the issue: revamping your wardrobe, slowing down on physical activity only to find the area continues to grow into a nasty itchy rash that doesn't go away easily and is hard to heal. (We have a solution, keep reading!). 

If this has happened to you, you're in good company. Over 85% of women have experienced chafing on some area of their body. One of the most common (and annoying) areas is between the thighs.

Why Does Thigh Chafing Occur

Thigh chafing occurs when there is friction from the thighs rubbing against each other. The friction causes damage to the skin, and you may find painful and burning red, blisters, or boils around the area between the inner thigh. Thigh chafing is most likely to occur when exercising, sweating, walking, running, and a slew of other physical activities.

Chafing Signs To Watch For:

  • Boils or blister-like lesions
  • Redness
  • Flat rash
  • Burning
  • Pain
  • Itchiness

How To Prevent Chafing

No worries, you do not have to stop exercising or living your life because of chafing. There are many ways to prevent chafing from happening, and here is how to start:

Drink Lots of Water
Being hydrated helps to lower body temperature. Being warm causes more chaffing; being in colder places will keep your inner thigh from being chaffed.

Wear Comfortable Bottoms
Start wearing bottoms that are breathable and provide more room for comfort. Buy spandex, loose pants, and shorts to help reduce and prevent inner thigh chafing.

Use Kushae Protective Feminine Skin Balm
The Kushae balm is created by an OB/GYN and protects chafing under the breast, between the thighs, and inner the thighs. In its jar, it's a thick olive-hued balm, but when placed on the skin, it dissolves quickly into a luscious oil, approved by mother nature herself. Use this for Maximum protection against sweat irritation for vaginal areas, inner thighs, and "between the cheeks."

Stay dry
Wearing or staying in wet clothing will worsen thigh and inner thigh chafing. When sweating from exercising, being anxious, or in the hot sun, dry off as soon as possible. Don't forget to stay hydrated, as that may lower your body temperature.

Thigh and inner thigh chafing is a painful and annoying issue. Thigh chafing can be a constant occurrence for those whose thighs "high-five" all day. Try out the Kushae balm for maximizing your chances at preventing thigh chafing, along with these other three tips.
PS: There is specialized clothing for thigh chafing, such as chafing shorts and bands, too!

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