Busting myths around skin chafing and how one can prevent it

 Chafing is a common yet largely ignored skin issue which is usually caused by repetitive friction, through skin-to-skin or clothing-to-skin contact. It is often associated with pain, stinging or a burning sensation. For many of us, uncomfortable inner thigh chafing, underarms chafing, or chub rub is an unpleasant reality that we tend to ignore. These rashes and blisters are caused by the summer heat, sweat, and frequent rubbing of the thighs and underarms. Chafing feels like you're holding a ball of fire between your legs and still trying to be comfortable. Maharukh T Rustomjee, Chief Scientist and Managing Partner of a clinical skincare company explains the reason behind chafing and how how can you prevent it


Chafing can occur anywhere on your body but it is more common in these areas:

● Underarms
● Thighs ● Nipple area
● Groin
● Bra strap & Under breast areas

There are many misconceptions and myths related to chafing that need to be debunked. Despite the fact that chafing is a widespread condition, there is a scarcity of information on the subject. Here are some common chafing myths and facts:

MYTH 1: - Larger people are more prone to chafing


FACT: - Chafing of the thighs or other body parts can happen to anyone. The underlying causes might be anything from excessive sweating to dry skin to clothes that don’t allow air circulation. Friction is the main problem, but even if you don't have any of the aforementioned, friction can be generated by clothing rubbing against your skin. Thigh chafing, underarms chafing can affect anyone of any size, so don't think you're exempted if you're slim.

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